I knew this would grab your attention. No I have not been bitten by a snake and I do not plan on it. This time of the year I am aware of my surroundings. We have killed two copperheads so far this year and I am sure since we do live out in the country there are more lurking around but I keep the yard clean and have nothing down for them to hide in.
I was listening to one of the popular shows on TV.. I want to say America Now. They told something that I have not thought of before. When you are bit by a snake do not run to the nearest hospital. First try to determine the type of snake. It is poison or non poison. You can google snakes in your state and see what is bad and what is not. How to determine poison. If you can kill it then that is even better. You have the snake so no guessing.
Then while you are calling 911 call the Poison Control in your area. The number is the same for EVERY STATE . It is 1-800-222-1222. Put that somewhere that you can find it without having to look for it. Why do you need to call poison control? That was the same question I asked.
Poison Control can tell you what hospital to go to in your area that has venom. Not all has it and you do not want to be at a hospital only to find out they do not have it and you should have gone somewhere across town. Your time is limited so you need to know where to have the ambulance to carry you.
ALSO the old way of cutting the bite and sucking out the poison. DO NOT DO THIS. If the person doing it has a sore or some place it can enter their body now you have two injured. CALL 911 AND CALL POISON CONTROL IMMEDIATELY!
I hope no one including us gets bit but if we do now we know what to do .
During the summer I do not do much crafting. Grass, flowers, swimming and chasing away snakes take up my time. Oh and new adventures. I follow Michael Sellick on Facebook and I wanted to steer you to his website http://thecrochetcrowd.com. I just drool over all the beautiful things he makes.
I hope you enjoy site and maybe I’ll be in my creative mode soon.
In the South, you are not right if you do not eat fried green tomatoes. Something has to be wrong with you. We will travel miles to a place that makes the most perfect fried tomato. Heck Fannie Flagg even wrote a book called Fried Green Tomatoes and a movie was made. We have cooked them here and they never made the table. We’d eat as fast as we prepared!
We will grow tomatoes in our Earth Boxes and most of the time they never get past the green stage.
I was glad to see this recipe yesterday about how to make them in the oven.
I will try it and let you all know the results. Oh I may substitute a tiny bit of grape seed oil for the butter. Maybe!!! I feel a platter being prepared soon. Oh also on the recipe I will mix 1/2 flour and 1/2 cornmeal. We have always just used the flour to make ours. Well to tell the truth I probably will make them 3 or 4 different ways. It sounds awesome.
Oven Fried Green Tomatoes
4 Green tomatoes, sliced
½ stick butter, ¼ cup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup flour or corn meal
1 tsp baking powder, heaping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in a baking pan. Stir in salt and pepper. Coat sliced tomatoes with flour and place in baking pan. Bake on lower rack of oven for 8 minutes. Turn oven up to broil in order to brown tomato slices. Serves about 6
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The above a great crochet site. If you do not wish you view it in English at the top of the page you will see an option to translate it to your language. Isn’t Google Translate awesome?
Oh did I mention this page belongs to a man. Yes a man that crochets. My husband helps me quilt. Does not get much better does it! I have always said find a hobby your husband likes as well and he will never fuss about how much you spend!
I am still not sewing. I did find this very good site in an email this morning and I think this cookie bowl recipe will make a great item for any party, child or adult.
I hope you enjoy this site. It looks pretty good for great ideas.
We have had a month and a half. I lost Prissy, our cat of 20 years. She was 23 but we had her living with us the past 20. Then some personal issues. Well today I signed on the computer and on a group I belong to there was a lady asking would anyone like a bird. She and her husband are relocating and they can not take the bird.
I HAVE BEEN WANTING A BIRD SO BADLY. I asked Gary what he thought and he said it was ok with him. Today we went and met the couple and Tweety and now Tweety lives here with us.
He is one fortunate bird. He came from a pretty great home. He has all the toys and most awesome food and a very big cage. You see he is a parakeet and he lives in a parrot cage. You can tell his mother really cared about him.. Well his new parents are going to take as good of care of him as you can imagine. I intend to carry on the tradition of spoiling Tweety. Here is some pictures of him.
That is his cage mate Birdbrain! I left him out on the sunporch for a while . We brought him in the house and he is singing his head off watching Nascar! How I love this bird!!!!!!
Please check out the lady’s eBay site stox_girl. She is going to have a lot of great items for sale.
I have had a bit of down time lately. A few things going on called LIFE… I guess you all have experienced it from time to time. Well while I have been doing nothing crafty I have been doing quite a bit of reading. I found this awesome site. Homemade everything.
Here I found some of the best rubs for meats. I believe there will be something for everyone.
Hope you enjoy.