The Moscow Mule is a super refreshing vodka cocktail that first became popular in the 1950s. Making a Moscow Mule is as simple as it gets, but the secret to a good Moscow Mule is starting with a good Ginger Beer.
Feeding a baby wild bird is an enormous undertaking and takes time and dedication. Whenever possible, babies should be left with their parents: they will always be best off with their own, avian mum and dad. However,...
Don't use boxed pudding mix to make the filling. It just is not the same; there is nothing quite so flavorful, buttery, and rich as a home made custard.
Ravens, members of the clever Corvid family, have the largest brain in relation to body size, of any bird. They are excellent problem solvers, can create and use tools and have superb memories. Scientists consider an...
This is a super quick and easy recipe. The ingredients are rich and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys.
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Chances are good that, sooner or later, everyone will come across a hurt or sick wild bird. Many of us want to help, but don't necessarily know what to do. Well actually, you can help and here is how...
Fear not, digital greeting cards, or e-cards, are more user-friendly than ever. Not only are e-cards far less labor intensive, because there are no envelopes stuff and address, they are also instant. You can program a...
Is there anything more adorable in all the world than a baby?
I absolutely love short hair styles and greatly envy any woman who looks good with one.
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In this day and age of ever improving technology, editing your photos can be just as easy and fun as taking them in the first place. Even the "photographically challenged" can end up with some great results by...
No hot water? Don't call the plumber quite yet. Take a moment to troubleshoot because there are several minor issues that are easy to fix.
Most of the time a leaky faucet is a quick and easy fix.
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Water damage can be extremely costly, not to mention inconvenient. Should you suddenly find yourself in a rapidly flooding home, knowing how to stop the deluge quickly could make all the difference.
Warning, what you are about to read is not a politically correct story. This is a true story about how hard working, small business owners can be completely ruined by the mistakes of a greedy, money spending, imprudent...
The Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a land-dwelling amphibian that returns to the water to breed. Like most amphibians, Tiger Salamander young metamorphose from a water-breathing larva to an air-breathing adult.
Yellowstone National Park hosted nearly 3.7 million visitors last year. When you have had enough of the crowds and are ready to enjoy a little breathing room, follow me...
Every proper woman knows the rule: "No long hairstyles after 4o." Long hair is for women in the flower of their youth. It's beautiful, sexy, and feminine and we all know that women over 40 are none of those...
Chicken for Dinner Again? Try This easy recipe for something differently delicious.
You've seen them, those extra-large, giant or even enormous bottles of wine or champagne. But do you know the names for these different wine bottle sizes
Some of the most beautiful, scenic and natural sites to camp are also full of wildlife. If you play it safe, there is absolutely no reason not to camp in bear country.
Fictional short story for children
Although relatively new, these books are the stuff of instant classics. The endearing characters, charming stories and fun rhyming text are accompanied by Van Dusen's own whimsical illustrations set in the 1960s.
A detailed story of the life-cycle of swallowtail butterflies.
I have some favorite, true stories about bears. Bears can be quite funny when they aren't scaring the pants off everyone...
15 Hiking in Bear Country Dos and Don'ts
My child, probably the only kid on this planet that when he hears "we're going to Disney World" crumples into a heap of anxiety and despair. That was his first reaction, then came the total defiance: "I'm...
Originally from India, the use of curry is now common in the cuisine of many countries such as Thailand, China, and Japan, The word "curry" actually translates to "sauce" but is used in Western...
What is a truffle? No doubt you have seen truffles on restaurant menus or you have truffle recipes which call for shaved truffles, truffle salt or truffle oil. Maybe you have even cooked with truffles but are still not...
You will not find this recipe under a quick or easy recipe search. It takes a little extra time, but you will be rewarded with the best, most sumptuous, melt-in-your mouth beef short ribs you have ever had.
Having good hair also means taking into consideration the hair thickness and texture as well as the shape of the face that it is framing.
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In the mood for something fried and fantastic? Try delicious Apple Fritters.
I have decided to make it my mission this summer to provide a little oasis for the migrating Monarch butterflies and their caterpillars in my own backyard.
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Absinthe has a certain mysterious allure; it has been taboo in America and most of Europe for the better part of the last century. Before it was banned, absinthe was an extremely popular but intriguingly controversial...
Scientists, tourists, photographers and wildlife watchers all followed the progress of this one extraordinary wolf.
There are a number of reasons why I love pumpkin bread, not the least of which is: it's easy. I appreciate an easy recipe when cooking with young people who want to participate as much as possible. Also, it is...
The Question Should Not Be Are You For or Against Wolves but How Can Humans and Wolves Better Coexist.
The information that Xylitol, a sugar free sweetener, is deadly to dogs is not new. However, the number of dog deaths related to ingesting Xylitol is still increasing alarmingly. A dog which eats even a small amount of...
I am a cat person (well, actually I love ALL animals, including cats) and have been all my life. As a little girl, I had four cats: all of whom were let outdoors whenever they pleased. We lived on a large wooded...
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Look for these silky nests on the Thistle plants about the time that the Thistles are about to flower.When the caterpillars are close to pupating at the end of the fifth instar, they will become suddenly active as they...
program has specially trained Karelian Bear dogs to effectively discourage these bears from returning to human populated areas, thus saving them from being destroyed.
The Mourning Cloak or Species: Antiopa (Family: Brushfoot, Sub-fam: Nymphalinae, Genius:Nymphalis) has one of the longest lifespans of all butterflies as it estivates (a period of dormancy during the summer) and also...