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Hostas have become one of the most popular shade tolerant perennials in the US. There are more than 2,500 different varieties. Find out how to plant, care for and divide your hostas.
What is a liger, you ask? It is the result of mating a male lion and a female tiger. It is said they have the strength of a lion and the speed of a tiger. Learn more about the largest of the big cats.
The serval cat of Africa is a beautiful and yet little known wild cat. Find out more about this beautiful and interesting wildcat and some of it's unusual traits, with photos and video.
There are good and bad dogs in any breed. It all depends on how the dog is treated and trained. I'm going to share some positive stories about the pit bull dog and show how truly heroic they can be.
Most of us enjoy watching birds and if you would like to attract more birds to your backyard, here are a few tips.
Have you ever been outside and heard the sound of wild geese flying overhead? What a wonderful sound that is. Find out more about the Canada Goose, including facts, information and pictures.
Learn more about the Labrador Retriever. Find out where they originated, their description, temperatment and skills. You will understand why the Labrador Retriever has been know as “the most popular dog breed in the world” for many years.
Are you looking for a new puppy and would like to know which dog breeds may not be the best with children. After doing much research, I have compiled a list of the 10 most aggresive dog breeds.
Did my co-worker and I perform a random act of kindness for someone in need? Or did we actually aid a kidnapper/murder?
The Red Dirt Brewhouse, in Ardmore, Oklahoma is the newest and one of the most innovative business in town. A "gastro pub", which focuses on regional craft beers, with a family friendly atmosphere, great food and excellent service.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular dog breeds in America are? Here is the top 10 list, according to the 2012 statistics from the American Kennel Club. See if your favorite dog breed is in the top 10.
North America is home to four species of wildcats. The Bobcat, Lynx, Ocelot and the Puma or Cougar are considered native to North America. Learn more about the wildcats of North America.
Delicious quick and easy recipe for a cheesburger pie that will leave your entire family smiling.
Sometimes animals have rather unusual names. Below is a list of some amusing animal names. The list contains their names as males, females, babies and groups. I really found this rather interesting and sometimes really funny.
It’s true! The little things do add up. Your electric bill is probably one of your largest monthly expenses. Here are some ways to help you reduce your monthly electric bill without spending a dime.
I hope to share some of nature’s beauty with you by taking you with me during another one of my walks. So, put your “walking shoes” on and let’s go for another walk in the country!
All of us have said things that we wish we had not. Our children are precious gifts from God, but they can “push our buttons” sometimes. Here are my top 5 things you should never say to your children.
Our children are so precious, we need to let them know just how important they are to us every day! Here are what I would consider to be the top ten things we should say to our children.
Meet Zoe, the only Golden Zebra know to be in captivity today. Zoe is not an albino, she has a condition called amelanism. Read more about Zoe, the rare golden zebra.
Shrimp is very low fat and healthy choice for tacos, not to mention delicious! Add some healthy vegetables and my "secret" spices and you have delicious quick and easy shrimp tacos!
Remember going to the movies and getting that huge dill pickle to eat along with a soda? Do you still have pickles on your hamburger or along side your ham sandwich? Wouldn't it be great to be able to make your own pickles?
Stewed tomatoes can be used in so many various recipes that it is very useful to have some handy in your pantry.I have included step-by-step instructions on how to can stewed tomatoes.
Picante sauce or salsa has always been a favorite dipping snack for my family. It is a very healthy snack and is an exellent way to use the fresh vegetables from our vegetable garden. My picante sauce recipe is not overly hot and just has an over all great Mexican flavor!
This mustard potato salad has a little twist of flavor by adding ranch dressing instead of mayo. My husband says it is the best mustard potato salad he has ever eaten!
Improving your attitude means improving your outlook on life. There are many ways to improve your attitude, you just have to want to.All of us have our “luggage”. How we deal with our luggage depends on our attitude.Here are 10 ways to help you improve your attitude and become a happier person.
Here in the south, we tend to like our macaroni and okra, so I have combined these ingredients to make my "okra goulash". It is a quick and easy meal to make for a healthy lunch or dinner.
If you are looking for a fun yet relaxing vacation spot, Lake Murray State Park is a wonderful place to go. It is located just 2 hours north of Dallas, Texas and 2 hours south of Oklahoma City on interstate 35. Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma’s first and largest state park with 12,500 acres located on the beautiful tree lined shores of Lake Murray. Lake Murray is a spring fed 5,700 acre lake and one of the clearest lakes in Oklahoma.
If you have a vegetable garden, most likely you want to store some of your harvest for use throughout the year. The best way to do that is through canning or freezing them. After 25 years of growing, canning and freezing my vegetables, here is my choice of the 6 best vegetables for canning or freezing for use all year round.
Iris flowers come in almost every color of the spectrum and are one of the easiest flowers to grow and maintain. Find some facts and history on the Bearded Iris flower as well as how to plant, grow, and maintain your iris.
A true story about what was supposed to be a fun day with our young daughter at the water park. Little did we know that the day would turn out to be one of the most horrifying days we would ever have.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but for most people, mornings are one of the busiest times of the day. We don’t always have time to cook a big healthy breakfast, much less take it with us when we are on the run. Here is where the breakfast burrito comes in to save the day!
The caracal is a medium sized wild cat and is noted for it’s beautiful elongated, tufted black ears. The word, caracal, comes from the Turkish word "karakulak" , which means "black ear".
I love summer and all the color in summer flowers. The following will be 7 of the hardiest summer flowers I have grown in my flower gardens. These are easy to grow and heat and drought tolerant.
Talk about comfort food, chicken and dumplin’s has been our favorite family comfort food for generations. My Grandma Walker started this recipe way before I was born.Chicken and Dumplin’s was a staple back in their day. This is a simple Chicken and Dumpling recipe, but the best I have ever eaten.
Much of the success in planting a successful vegetable garden, is knowing what to plant when. After 25 years of planting a garden, we have learned a few things that I hope will help the beginning gardener. Here is my list of early garden vegetables, the first vegetables to plant in your vegetable garden.
Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Fall and winter have cleaned the landscape and spring is a re-birth of nature. What an exciting time of year. I try to take in all I can and appreciate the beauty of nature in spring!
As most people are aware, there is a major decline in the number of honeybees over the last several years. The following information contains information on the honeybee and several theories as to why the honeybees are disappearing and what we can do to help.
To summarize my review of the DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum, I would have to give it an A. I think it is built very well and will last a very long time. It is easy to use and is a huge time saver!
Everyone knows that walking is great exercise. But walking in the country is just good for your soul! I take my camera with me and capture some of the beautiful things I see. Come with me and let’s take a walk in the country.
The Texas/Oklahoma drought has affected us in this area in more ways than most people realize. What I want to focus on is the effects the drought has on the white tailed deer population in this area.
Pickled okra is one of my family’s favorite snacks! Adding a little jalapeno to this recipe gives it some extra flavor. It’s not hot, just has a little snap. Not only is it tasty, but it is very good for you too. Okra is high in both types of fibers and calcium.
Okra is one of my favorite vegetables to plant in my garden each year. Not only is it tasty, it is easy to grow and drought tolerant. Okra has a long history and I have included information on its origin, as well as how to plant, harvest and cook with okra.
Miniature roses are beautiful small roses that can be grown indoors or out. They can be grown outdoors in pots or directly in the ground. Miniature rose bushes make great border plants or just add color to a otherwise dull area of your flower garden. Here are a few tips on how to grow a miniature rose bush outdoors in your flower garden.
Tornado season is upon us. They are occurring in places that people are not expecting them to happen. Tornado Alley is growing larger and larger. Are you prepared in case a tornado occurs where you live?
The American Bison is also known as the American Buffalo, which once roamed the plains of North America in huge herds. The buffalo were nearly eradicated in the 19th century due to hunting and now are restricted to parks and reserves.
This is a simple, and true story. This is something that has “stuck” with me over the last 25 years. Did you ever have something really very small and simple happen to you, but it was really significant to changed your life? I guess this is one of those times.
After several years of trial and error, I have found several perennial flowers that are not only hardy, but also very easy to care for. These are what I consider to be the best perennial flowers for spring gardens.
In the early part of the 1900’s, the Pit Bull Dog was known as the “Nanny Dog”. Why, you ask? If you wanted to keep your children safe, the pit bull was the most faithful and loving dog of any breed, especially with children. They were strong and loyal and loved children. If your child had a pit bull dog as a pet, you felt that they were safe. So what happened?
Green chile peppers are large, mild peppers and are found in most local grocery stores. They are sometimes referred to as the Anaheim pepper. They are a wonderfully flavorable pepper that is not overly hot. They are the preferred pepper to use for my green chile chicken enchiladas.
Growing a vegetable garden is not as difficult a thing as many people make it out to be. My husband and I have grown a garden every year for the last 25 years. Here are some tips for growing your own vegetable garden.
Have you ever wondered why zebras have stripes? No one really knows for sure, but here are some interesting theories.
This is a true story that goes back to about four years ago. I think about it every spring and I remember the night we found a stranger in our garden.
Bird photography is one of the favorite genres of nature photographers. Bird photography can be fun as well as rewarding.Here are several tips you need to know to capture those really good bird pictures.
Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. They have smaller flowers than a regular type of rose and come in a variety of different colors. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.
If you have a bird feeder at your house to attract birds, you probably have attracted some squirrels also. I love feeding the birds, but the squirrels were scaring away the birds and eating most of the food. I needed to find a way to squirrel proof my bird feeder.
I have helped an array of struggling people from doctors and teachers, police and fireman, blue-collar workers, preachers and college students. Anyone can fall in to the credit card trap!
Here are some tips on how to take better, more natural looking pictures while at the zoo.
White tailed deer are the smallest members of the North American deer family. They get their name from the white underside of their tail, which they will raise as a warning to other deer that danger is near.
Are you looking for a unique gift for that special lady, but you want to give something that keeps on giving? Give her a miniature rose bush and she will have roses that will last forever!
I know it is easy to just say yes, when the kids want pizza or hamburgers, but I think we say yes too often! Parents need to take control again. With childhood obesity a growing problem, we as parents, are the only one who can prevent it from happening to our children. We have to be in control of what our children eat!
God sent us Jake, an abused black labrador retriever, that needed to know love and happiness, before God took him back.
Here is a quick and easy recipe for delicious chicken tacos that is nutritious and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. This recipe makes enough for about 6 tacos and of course, you can double if needed.
Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures. They are the only bird that can fly backwards and can hover like a little mini helicopter! Photographing these little speeders can be quite a challenge!
Learn some interesting facts about the Siberian Husky. Some information is from the AKC, as well as some personal information. I would highly recommend the Siberian Husky for a medium size dog breed.
Putting blueberries and bananas together may sound a little strange, but this has the best flavor! Blueberries are known to be very high in anti-oxidants and therefore very good for you. This is a very easy recipe for making my blueberry banana ice box pie.
My husband enjoys hunting and I enjoy having the meat in the freezer. I like recipes that don't take a lot of time to prepare. I would like to share a few of my fast and easy venison recipes with you.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut your grocery bill in half, or more! With the economy down the way it is right now, everyone is trying to save money where they can. Your grocery bill is probably one of largest expenses you have each month. Here are a few ways you can really save on your grocery bill each month.
I would like to give women some tips on a few things you can do to make yourself safer when you go out. Some of this information has come to me from safety specialist and law enforcement officials. Some of this information comes from personal experience.
Android tablets are one of the hottest items going right now! If you have given one as a gift or received one, and would like some "cool stuff" to go with it, here are some of the best accessories to go with an Adroid tablet.
No matter what season it happens to be, beautiful nature pictures are out there, waiting to be captured. Here are some ideas to help the beginner get started in any of the four seasons for nature photography.
Most people want to be fit and stay fit. But with so much to do and so little time we find it harder and harder to do so. I have a few easy tricks to help you stay fit and get a little more exercise everyday.
Fresh vegetables not only taste better but are also much better for you. These are what I consider to be, the 5 best vegetables to plant in your garden to eat healthier and save money on your grocery bill all year round.
Everyone has times that you feel stressed out and up tight. These are the times that you just need to get a way, relax and clear your mind. That when I like to go to my "flower garden get a way".
Taking really good pictures of little children is no easy task. I hope to give you some ideas here to help you take better pictures of your kids.
You can loose power any season in the year. I find many people interested in purchasing a portable generator for different reasons. Here are a few things that you should look for when purchasing a portable generator.
In Oklahoma, there is an abundance of wildlife and I love to capture it in my photography. Here are a few tips for beginners in wildlife photography.
So you planned on going out and doing some nature photography today, but it looks like rain. Don't let a little rain stop you. Here are a few tips on how to take great nature pictures in the rain.
Looking for that unique gift that will "wow" that special person? A digital photo frame is a great gift idea,for any occasion. You will make that someone special happy at a reasonable price.
Are you a beginner in nature photography? Are you wondering what to photograph and how to get good nature pictures? Here are some tips for the beginner in nature photography.