Red lobster biscuits- with flour

My oldest son loves red lobster biscuits and their wood fire grilled tilapia…. So at least I’m now the biscuits.

Attempting this recipe, but with mozzarella instead of sharp cheddar because well mozzarella is all I have….



I’m considering homemade dog food

Ok, one of my dogs… The one who had ccl knee surgery last year has been having horrible skin problems. Currently, I have her on a half tablet of Zyrtec (or generic brand) 2x a day to help keep her eyes from swelling and to keep her skin and ears relatively clear.
She is on taste of the wild brand dog food, the salmon one.
And either the taste of the wild salmon canned food or California natural salmon and sweet potato canned food

A year ago for some reason she became covered in scabs and was diagnosed with an infection of the hair follicles. She was good for a year but has reverted back into skin and ear problems.

I’m looking into preparing her own canned food and and still using the TOW salmon kibble.

I’m thinking about either using canned salmon or cooked chicken mixed with white rice or oatmeal, maybe sweet potato and frozen mixed veg…. Also adding fish, coconut or olive oil,
My dogs also love apples, bananas, carrots.

I know there are concerns about being nutritionally balanced…. But I figure I’m not too nutritionally balanced all the time and if I at least make an effort we are in the clear….
Plus, making our own food seems a bit cheaper than buying a crap load of canned dog food

This will only be part of her diet.



What my hermits eat….

Ok, interests in hermit crabs has been showing up on my search feed so I will say a bit about how it’s been working out for me.

Currently, I have 4 live hermit crabs. In the year and a half since I’ve started with hermit crabs i’ve lost 2. One after a yr shortly after i changed the substrate from coconut fiber to sand and one after a few weeks of ownership. So I’ve had a total of 6, 2 big, 1 medium (the originals) and 3 tiny. I’ve lost only one of the big originals and one of the newcomers.
This is what I’ve learned.
My hermit crabs are purple pincher, at least that’s what I was told.

Occasionally, I put the yellow flukers cricket calcium fortified cricket quencher in their water dish.
I used rabbit food pellets, hermit crab powdered food, flukers cricket food, dried shrimp, rabbit dried veg treats, bird food, and occasionally fresh fruits.

I prefer the coconut fiber substrate.

When not traveling the hermits live in a huge plastic clear storage container with holes drilled in the lid.

At home I do have a small heating pad stuck to the side of the plastic container. *warning, do not place the heavy plastic container on top of the heating pad, it will melt the plastic and be a possible fire hazard. usually, the temperature in my house is around 75 degrees but there is high humidity in the habitat. Ido have a temperature and humidity gage in their habitat.

I try not to unbury the hermit crabs while molting but in emergencies I gently use a plastic spoon to dig it out, put in a plastic dish filled with substrate, bury it slightly and put a hut over it. The plastic dish I do place in the bigger habitat so that when it is finished molting it can crawl out and join its friends.

At one point I had a three footed toad (a toad with 4 legs but 3 feet) housed with the hermit crabs for about 8 months. I swear the hermits ate the toad’s poop. I also saw the hermits hunting and catching the crickets.

When traveling, I placed the hermits in a smaller portable habitat made out of a clear office storage box with holes in the sides and a latch below of the travel case as we are currently traveling)











I know many people are worried about making their hermit crabs sick but I have at times Introduced slugs, snails and worms to them from the outside during the time that the toad lived with them. I also included branches from outside. They loved the bark.
At one point they shared their habitat with about 10 slugs because well the slugs for the toad laid eggs and then their were baby slugs. There is still one resident slug in the habitat. It has been there since it hatched




Someone gave me their pet hermit crab because it quit moving around and they figured it was unhappy.
This was its habitat.


Take this world…. Enjoy it! It is a gift!

20120704-152051.jpgI was listening to a Christian radio station. There was a song playing it was singing “take this world and give me Jesus this is not where I belong.” Sometimes, I think that we focus so much On heaven that we fail to see and enjoy the beauty God had created. The earth, the people, the abilities and talents of his creations. If we want to truly appreciate what God has given us, not only do we need to appreciate Jesus’s sacrifice for us on the cross but we also need to appreciate the beauty in the world around us and not always look to heaven but to look at the creations and feel blessed

It is a beautiful song though

Sometimes it feels like I’m watching from the outside
Sometimes it feels like I’m breathing but am I alive
I won’t keep searching for answers that aren’t here to find

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

So when the walls come falling down on me
And when I’m lost in the current of a raging sea
I have this blessed assurance holding me.

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

When the earth shakes I wanna be found in You
When the lights fade I wanna be found in You

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

Where I belong, where I belong
Where I belong, where I belong

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