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PARALYSIS TICKS ARE BEING FOUND ON SEVERAL PETS - PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
(Please note that unfortunately no tick preventatives work 100% and nothing beats a daily hand check of your pets everyday). Paralysis ticks are native to Australia and their natural hosts are marsupials, principally bandicoots, but also others such as echidnas, possums and wallabies. They also infest cattle, horses, other livestock and domestic pets. Native animals are usually immune to the paralysing toxin because of their frequent exposure to tick infestation. However, they do maintain a reservoir of paralysis ticks in a particular area. Paralysis ticks tend to be associated with b..
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63 things you can do with a simple mason jar that will transform your daily life Megan Willett When it comes to Pinterest crafts, the mason jar reigns supreme. That’s probably because there’s just so much you can do with it, from making beautiful wedding centerpieces to prepping to-go salads in a jar. Plus, most of the crafts we discovered are simple to do too, since they only require a few tweaks to the lid of the mason jar. Keep reading to see the 63 things you can do with a mason jar. LIGHTING Pendant light: Punch a hole in the top of the mason jar l..
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 More Than You Probably Ever Cared to Know about Ball Jars
Remember when the mason jar was actually a breakthrough in our way of life? How the revolutionary new threaded lid offered an alternative to pickling, drying and smoking as ways to preserve our precious aliments? Yes, the mason jar certainly harkens back to a simpler time, before refrigerators and artificial preservatives, and now that we take those things for granted, canning has become something of a throwback jam (cue snare)—the vessel once dedicated to keeping and storing foodstuffs is now commonly used as a drinking glass or decorative object. Not that there's anything wrong wit..
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Canning Pickeled Eggs! by the kuntz family
There are 2 Pickled Egg Recipes below: 1) Recipe to make just 1 Quart (12 eggs) and requires refrigeration. 2) Recipe to CAN 7 quarts (84 eggs) - This method allows unrefrigerated storage until the jar is opened. We have used this recipe to can pickled eggs for decades. We have routinely stored our canned jars of pickled eggs for 6 months or more in our basement in a dark corner on shelves. Our basement is never warmer than 60 degrees and we have never had a problem with our canned pickled eggs. However, please read the note of caution below before proceding to can pickled eggs in ..
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GETTING GOAT NUTRITION RIGHT
The single most difficult part of raising goats in any sort of managed environment is getting goat nutrition right. National and regional feed companies employ trained livestock nutritionists to formulate *full feed* rations. Do not try to mix feed yourself. Do not add anything to a balanced feed, because you will mess up the nutritional balance produced by the nutritionist who developed the formula. Proper nutrition is a complex matter. Most of us, this writer included, don't have the knowledge needed to formulate a quality feed ration. Do not rely on persons experienced in cattle or s..
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Traditional American Style Apple Sauce
Makes about 8 (500 ml) pints Kids of all ages will love this delicious homemade applesauce for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Mix sweet and tart apples for a unique flavor. You will need: 12 lbs apples, peeled, cored, quartered, treated to prevent browning* and drained (about 36 medium) Water 3 cups granulated sugar, optional 4 Tbsp lemon juice 8 (500ml) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions: 1.) PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside. 2.) COMBINE apples with just enou..
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