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Mrs. Menagerie

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me·nag·er·ie

[muh-naj-uh-ree] noun

1. a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.

2. a place where they are kept or exhibited.

3. an unusual and varied group of people.                                               --dictionary.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 6

    How Will You Know When Your Child Is Ready for School?

    13 months ago

    How do we know when our children are ready for certain developmental milestones in the classroom, such as early language or math skills? As parents, we worry that an unchallenged child might become bored and lose...

  • 8

    A Review of 5 Ways to Cook a Turkey

    17 months ago

    Every holiday brings the same cooking conundrum: shall I stick with the time tested way to roast a turkey, or attempt something new, perhaps better, than the classic preparation? Usually, it is hard to improve upon a...

  • 13

    Top 5 Places to Eat with Kids in Big Sky, Montana

    15 months ago

    Montana isn't called the Treasure State for nothing! Big Sky Montana is not just home to the Biggest Skiing in America, it is an all around fantastic family vacation destination. In the winter, Big Sky offers a myriad...

  • 9

    Summer Berry and Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

    20 months ago

    Summer Berry and Rhubarb Cobbler Flour,Sugar,Rhubarb,Berries,Water,Flour,Sugar,Brown Sugar,Butter,Slivered AlmondsStir together 1/3 Cup Flour and 1/2 Cup Sugar in a medium sized bowl.,Add the berries and rhubarb and mix...

  • 6

    Healthy and Cheap Shrimp Recipes: Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo & Simple Shrimp Scampi

    20 months ago

    I love shrimp! But shrimp can be really expensive, especially when you live a long way from the nearest coast. The secret to keeping within your budget and still enjoying shrimp in your recipes, is to find recipes that...

  • 12

    The Moscow Mule: An Easy and Ultra Refreshing Mixed Drink with Vodka

    15 months ago

    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, such...

  • 6

    Blackened Salmon Benedict with Fresh Baby Spinach: A Brunch Recipe

    20 months ago

    This delicious Blackened Salmon/ Eggs Benedict recipe is super easy and yet elegant and impressive. Short cuts such as using packaged seasoning blends and Hollandaise sauce mix, make this recipe quick and painless. ...

  • 14

    Simply Delicious Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

    20 months ago

    Macaroni and Cheese: the ultimate comfort food! This macaroni and cheese recipe is, yet another, borrowed from my mother-in-laws archives. She (and I) make this dish often and usually serve it with ham. This is...

  • 5

    Video How to Feed a Wild Baby Bird

    22 months ago

    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,...

  • 8

    White Manicotti with Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

    20 months ago

    This chicken manicotti dish is so flavorful and de-lish! My whole family loves it...and that is really saying something because I've got three, hard to please guys, who almost never agree on any one thing. The recipe...

  • 13

    Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

    20 months ago

    Coconut Cream Pie is one of my husband's favorite desserts, but it has to be just right! I never, ever use a boxed pudding mix to make the filling. It just is not the same; there is nothing quite so flavorful, buttery,...

  • 4

    Video The Mollie Kathleen: A Cripple Creek Gold Mine

    24 months ago

    If you are ever find yourself traveling in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, don't miss the chance to see the surprisingly awesome and historic Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek , Colorado. The tour...

  • 4

    Linguini with Fresh Basil and Clams

    20 months ago

    Another super easy and absolutely delicious recipe! Here is another easy and delicious recipe from my mother-in-law's kitchen. This dish is so savory and flavorful, even guests who don't usually go for seafood have...

  • 36

    Easy and Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

    22 months ago

    This is a super quick and easy recipe that I make with left over roasted or rotisserie chicken. The ingredients are rich and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys. I, for one, am always looking for ways...

  • 15

    How to Use "Google Insights for Search Trends" to Increase Traffic to Your Hubs

    17 months ago

    http://www.google.com/insights/search/ The idea of this step-by-step method is to increase traffic to quality hubs that are already written but are not getting the traffic they deserve. Presumably, you have done your...

  • 40

    I Found an Injured Bird: What to Do

    22 months ago

    Chances are good that, sooner or later, everyone will come across a hurt or sick wild bird*. Many of us are kind-hearted, caring individuals who want to help, but don't necessarily know what to do. Well actually, you...

  • 10

    How to Use Smilebox to Simplify Your Life

    22 months ago

    If you find yourself postponing the chore of mailing out all those holiday cards, or realizing that you should have mailed your party invitations last week? Fear not, digital greeting cards, or e-cards, are more...

  • 10

    A Day in the Life of a Little Baby: A Photo Gallery

    22 months ago

    Is there anything more adorable in all the world than a baby? I recently became an aunt and I can tell you one thing for sure...becoming an aunt is WAY more fun than becoming a mom! Aunties get to hold sweet babies....

  • 8

    Celebrities With Unfeminine, Short Hair

    20 months ago

    With that short hair cut, you could almost mistake Angelina for a guy... yea, right! preit on flickr I recently wrote a hub about long hair styles, specifically, long hair styles on women over 40. It is my opinion, that...

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    The Boy, the Butterfly, and the Broken Wing

    23 months ago

    This is actually a photo of one of Mary's offspring named Ollie. Ollie never left: she stayed in our garden throughout her life... Mrs. Menagerie This is a true story, a story to which I find myself returning, time...

  • 47

    Cool and Easy Photoshop Effects

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 11

    DIY Plumbing: No Hot Water!

    2 years ago

    Oh no, you've got no hot water! But wait, don't call the plumber quite yet. Take a moment to troubleshoot because there are several minor issues that are easy to fix. Water heaters are some of the most long-lasting and...

  • 7

    DIY Plumbing: How To Fix A Leaking Faucet

    2 years ago

    Do you have a leaking faucet but don't have the time or money to hire a plumber to fix it? No problem, most of the time a leaky faucet is a quick and easy fix. First, you will want to shut off the water to the faucet in...

  • 34

    DIY Plumbing: Frozen Water Pipes and Main Shut Off Valves

    2 years ago

    First and foremost, it is always wise to be prepared for a plumbing emergency such as a pipe bursting in your home. Water damage can be extremely costly, not to mention inconvenient. Should you suddenly find yourself in...

  • 36

    Bank of Evil (Formerly Lehman Brothers)

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 16

    Water Dog to Tiger Salamander

    22 months ago

    Frogs and snakes And salamander's tails, That's what little boys are made of. Isn't that the way it goes? Well, it does around my house. My kids love nature and now that it is summer, they have discovered a...

  • 34

    Camping Outside Yellowstone: Gallatin National Forest

    22 months ago

    You are enjoying (or perhaps still planning) a fantastic trip to Yellowstone National Park. Congratulations, Yellowstone is just astounding! Old Faithful is so impressive, and the falls at the "Grand Canyon of the...

  • 165

    Women Over 40 Should Not Wear Long Hairstyles

    20 months ago

    Every proper woman knows the rule: "no long hair styles after 4o." These days, however, propriety seems to be taking a back seat to vanity, particularly in the Hollywood set. Just take a look at Jennifer Lopez...

  • 15

    Mediterranean Sliders Recipe for the Grill

    21 months ago

    This recipe for Mediterranean Sliders brings something different to grilling. The flavors and spices are refreshingly different and light. I think it goes well with potato salad but I replace the celery (and celery...

  • 20

    Chicken Satay and More Easy Dinner Recipes

    2 years ago

    Easy Recipe for Chicken Satay Mrs. M Satay recipes originated in Indonesia and generally describe marinated, skewered and grilled meat served with a peanut or other spicy dipping sauce. Here are two great recipes for...

  • 11

    A Quick Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes and Names

    22 months ago

    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 and more importantly, what size might you get for your own party...

  • 69

    Camping in Bear Country with Kids

    5 months ago

    Taylor Fork camp site, Montana Mrs.M My kids love to camp! My husband and I do too, for that matter. Finally, a chance to spend time together, unwind, and unplug from the TV, video games and even mobile phones. Camping...

  • 24

    Yellow Butterfly Wings: Mary's Story

    18 months ago

    Mary: A yellow and black butterfly One day, in the late spring, a little boy named Avery found a big, beautiful, yellow and black butterfly. The butterfly could not fly; she had a wing that was too short on one side....

  • 9

    Chris Van Dusen's "Mr. Magee" Books for Children

    2 years ago

    Dawn is just breaking for McGee and Dee Chris Van Dusen has written two of my family's all time favorite children's books: Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee . Although relatively new,...

  • 28

    Green Swallowtail Caterpillars to Black and Yellow Butterflies

    22 months ago

    One day last June, my little boy found a beautiful yellow butterfly with black stripes and blue spots on the hind wings; it was just laying in the grass. Something was wrong with its wings, they were crumpled and...

  • 18

    My Wildlife in Montana: True Bear Stories

    21 months ago

    Black Bears in Montana Mrs. Menagerie I have lived in bear country for over eleven years now and I have some favorite, true stories about bears. Bears can be quite funny when they aren't scaring the pants off everyone,...

  • 9

    The Best Grilled Barbecue Babyback Pork Ribs Recipe

    22 months ago

    This is a great , easy way to make fantastic BBQ babyback pork ribs to be proud of. Summer is BBQ season and BBQs are for friends, family and fun. This recipe is so easy, you won't have to spend much time cooking so...

  • 39

    Grizzly Bear Attack! Tips for Hiking Safely in Bear Country

    2 years ago

    Two Hikers were attacked by a mother Grizzly Bear while hiking the Deer Creek Trail, May 13th, 2011 at approximately 3:30 pm. A man and woman were enjoying the popular hiking trail in the Gallatin Canyon, when an elk...

  • 20

    Disney Vacation with an Autistic Child

    2 years ago

    My youngest child is a beautiful, kind, loving, intelligent boy who is also autistic. My older son has had to make many sacrifices and adjustments because of his brother's "condition." One thing I will not...

  • 8

    Red-Tailed Hawk Rescue

    22 months ago

    Red-tailed Hawk in Montana Mrs. M It is May 9th, and the signs of spring are undeniable here in Montana. One true sign of spring is the return of the migratory birds, especially the birds of prey. With spring in the...

  • 4

    The Recipe: How to Make Easy Chicken Curry

    2 years ago

    Ingredients 6 bone-in chicken breasts or pieces vegetable oil (enough to coat pan) 2 chopped onions, medium sized yellow 4 minced garlic cloves 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp....

  • 17

    The Recipe: How to Make the Best Braised Beef Short Ribs

    20 months ago

    Many people have asked how we at The Timbers Restaurant make our signature Braised Beef Short Ribs. So, I have asked our chef if he would be willing to share his coveted beef recipe and he gladly obliged. You will not...

  • 16

    The Top 5 Best Hairstyles for Little Boys

    22 months ago

    As the Mom of 2 good-looking (if I do say so myself) and savvy boys, it is my duty to stay on top of boy's hair styles and trends and know which are the best hair cuts for my guys. They want to look good, of course,...

  • 5

    The Recipe: How to Make the Best Apple Fritters

    2 years ago

    2 Cups of Flour 1 TBSP Sugar 1 TBSP Baking powder 1 tsp Salt 2 Eggs 2/3 Cups Milk 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil 3 medium sized Apples (any kind you choose) Vegetable Oil for frying mixture of Cinnamon and Sugar...

  • 20

    Do-It-Yourself Flower Garden for Caterpillars and Butterflies

    20 months ago

    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. You may have noticed that you just don't see as many of these...

  • 33

    What is Absinthe and How to Mix, Serve and Drink Absinthe

    2 years ago

    Absinthe is a vivid green, highly alcoholic, licorice flavored spirit made primarily with the three herbs: Wormwood, Anise and Fennel. Absinthe has a certain mysterious allure; it has been taboo in America and most of...

  • 17

    A True Story About a "Good Wolf" Named Limpy

    22 months ago

    This photo was taken by my friend C.W. last summer 2010 Limpy was a "good wolf." That was what Yellowstone wolf watchers said about this three- legged wolf after he was shot to death on March 28, 2008. Born...

  • 13

    Granny's Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    2 years ago

    This recipe is so easy and it makes moist, delicious, perfect pumpkin bread every time. It is Sunday "family day" again and there is nothing we like doing together more than making goodies, especially baking....

  • 138

    Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf: Pros and Cons

    5 months ago

    Alpha Grey Wolf USFWS For eons, the native species of North America evolved into an entirely self sustaining balance of predator, prey and supporting habitat. This ecosystem thrived for countless ages without any...

  • 19

    Xylitol: Sugarfree Gum Can Kill Your Dog!

    2 years ago

    Sleepy Neko 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...

  • 14

    Should I Let My Indoor Cat Outdoors?

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 8

    Painted Lady Caterpillars to Butterflies: The Butterfly Lifecycle

    2 years ago

    The Painted Lady or Vanessa Cardui (Cardui comes from the Latin word "kardos" which means "Thistle") is named after the caterpillars favorite host plant. They are also commonly known as the Thistle...

  • 7

    How to Keep Cats from Eating Your Plants

    2 years ago

    I've got this favorite bamboo plant that my fat cat, Boomba, just would not leave alone. He loved to eat it! I suppose that the leaves are similar in texture to grass, and cats do like to eat grass. Of course I love my...

  • 7

    The Karelian Bear Dog: an Unlikely Friend to Bears

    2 years ago

    Have you ever heard of the Karelian Bear Dog or KBD? If you have not, it is not too surprising as this breed has only been in The U.S. since the mid 1980's. This breed is originally from, you guessed it, Karelia; an...

  • 5

    Mourning Cloak Caterpillars to Butterflies: The Butterfly Lifecycle

    2 years ago

    My kids and I love to search for butterflies, or more specifically the eggs and caterpillars, so that we can "raise" them and watch the amazing transformations. True you can just buy a kit, but we find...

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