Thursday, May 31, 2012

Keeping yourself and your pets safe in the heat of the sun.

Well summer is finally here and even though it may not be hot hot yet we know it is coming. Something to think about is pets other than dogs. We always can tell when a dog is hot because they pant, but what about other animals, often it may not be so easy to spot. So what is a quick and easy way to tell? Where is your pet located? If it is hot for you it is hot for them and remember they are not usually styling in shorts and flip flops most pets have fur and even if they don't heat is still a factor as is direct sunlight. Did you know that pigs and other relatively hairless animals can get severe sunburns if they are not accustom to it? So remember take all the same precautions for your pet as you would for your human child and remember if your hot so are they.

Do not ever leave children and pets in a hot car in the summer. Heat builds up in the car and becomes even hotter than outside. This creates a deadly environment. Even with the windows cracked it can become extremely unsafe. If you see a child or animal left in a hot car call 911.

Written By: Randy Lawrence

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bugs For Dinner? Or Dessert?

Have you ever thought about having bugs for dinner?

From a sustainable stand point they are highly nutritious, high in protein and very affordable. An easy way to feed the masses without destroying the environment.

They say they are a little crunchy and taste similar to nuts. I love nuts so i just may have to try it. If you eat bugs for dinner I would love to hear how you find your food and cook it up.

Here's a blog that focuses on ........
Bugs For Dinner!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Flowers

Spring is here. What does that mean? It means it's time to plant flowers in our planter boxes and garden. We picked up a variety of flowers that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A variety of daisies and fuschias. Then while taking our dogs for hike up a nearby mountain trail we noticed the spring wildflowers are blooming.

Good-bye to the cold weather and a smiling welcome to the warm. We are looking forward to a fun summer of floating the river, fishing, gardening and hiking.

~ Carol and Randy Lawrence


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Movie Making Fun With Our Ipad2

Last summer my sons pitched in with some friends and bought an ipad2 for me to use with my social media management business. They are having as much fun with it as I am. Every time they come over they are off with with my ipad2.

My husband added some imovie apps. Some friends of our recently opened a BBQ restaurant so my husband Randy created this really cool short video clip to promote their new restaurant. We would love your feedback. Enjoy!

Real Kansas City BBQ on the Blackfoot River next to Johns Rudd. Find out more Take out available. Cabin rentals, Live music and more!!! 406-BIG-PORK ~ Video created by Manimal Productions at

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to Dry Herbs

Here's a great article from my friend Annie. Her blog Country Living in a Cariboo Valley is loaded with all kinds of great helpful information for anyone who likes to grow their own food, raise their food and live off the land.

How To Dry Herbs.
(Photo from Annie's blog)

Wondering how to dry your own herbs so you can use them all year long? It's simple. Annie breaks it down for you in her awesome article.

How to Dry Herbs:
Tip: Pick your herbs when flowers begin to form before they bloom when the oils are at their peak.
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