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Tooty2shoes's BlogGot weeds? Just eat them!
We Love to EAT Out
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:49 pm
Both my honey and I love to eat out on the weekends. Frees up our time so we can do other things that we enjoy.
One of the restaurants we dine at is Perkins. We I just read an article that told you what you should not eat and what you can substitute as a lower calorie meal.
Now this meal sounds really healthy but it is loaded with calories, fat, and sodium. Go figure!
It's their Butterball Turkey & Dressing meal. White turkey meat is one of the lightest meats you can eat. But because it is covered in gravy and it comes with so many starchy side dishes it looses it's good for you benefit. That meal includes mashed potato's with gravy, broccoli and cranberry sauce and a roll. Are you ready for this----
That meal has a whopping 1,000 calories, 49 grams of fat (yikes!), 19 grams of saturated fat, are you ready---3,230 mg of sodium.
That's more than a weeks sodium need in one meal.
The article suggests that you substitute eating their
Top Sirloin Steak Dinner, w/baked potato w/ whipped butter blend, Butter-steamed broccoli and skip the roll as it can add an extra 120 calories.
The above meal is 570 total calories, 22 grams of fat, ).5 g trans.fats,280 mg of sodium. Even though the fat is higher in this meal. It is still a better choice.
We I know what I will be ordering the next time I go to Perkins. Stay tune for more restaurant bad for you and good for you meals.
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Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:38 pm
Well last fall I finally designed a suet holder that has kept the crows from devouring all of the suet I put out for the woodpeckers. It's a bit crude, but it works.
Suet feeder to keep out the crows. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Because the roof is slanted and there is not enough room for the crows to sit on top of the suet they have been leaving it alone.
But because it is mounted on a maple tree in our front yard the raccoons have been coming and eating it at night. A week ago I went to let our little dog out around 9:00pm to do her job. When I turned on the porch light and saw threw the window in the door a raccoon sitting by the tree licking it's lips after dining on my suet. I never let our little girl out without first checking to make sure there is nothing that she will try and chase.
I quickly grabbed by 22 rifle and stepped outside on the front porch. As soon as I opened the door it was off in a flash. I took a shot at it to scare it off.
Now I have been taking the suet in every night and putting it back out in the morning. I guess they have to eat too. But not my suet!
So the suet saga goes on. I think my next scheme will be to put a piece of wire mesh over the suet at night and then take it off during the day. I love the quote by the wicked witch in the Wizard of OZ---I'll get you my pretty.
Here is a pic of the suet feeder on the tree from my kitchen window. Look for info on the bird feeder in a post I will make later.
New bird feeder with suet feeder on tree in background. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
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I love the old fashion tinsel.
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:16 pm
My Mom had found me a box of the old fashion lead and tin tinsel we use to hang on our Christmas trees when I was a kid.
I hate the new tinsel as it sticks to everything because of the static electricity it seems to produce. Well this year I decided to use the one box my Mom had found me. Wow it really made the tree sparkle and come to life. I will post pic's as soon as I get around to it.
But then I found this website where you can order new tinsel made from tin and lead from Germany. The website is; johnwsheetz.com I am going to order several more boxes for my Christmas tree next year. They also have some great wooden toys, puzzles, and games that you would not find in to many stores.
I was so thrilled with my find I just had to share it.
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Boy I could just kick myself! No really.
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:21 am
I'm a bit late posting this. But better late then never. In June we drove up into northern Wis. to Bayfield and Ashland. It was a really nice drive and we saw some great scenery especially along lake Superior. We stopped at several points of interest. One was this neat Barn built in about 1940 something. It was ordered through the Sears and Roebuck catalog. You could also order complete homes threw them also. They were really ahead of their time.
Neat Barn ordered from Sears. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
But here is why I could have really kicked myself.
Your turn. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Step right up. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Just to funny. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
This was just to funny. Someone really has a great imagination. Here are the rules for using it;
1.Do Not stand facing shoes.(Man that would hurt)
2.Do Not use this machine while in the prone position. (No kicking while you are down)
3.Only one person at a time please. (this is a self kick you machine-not have someone else kick you.
4.No climbing on the machine or horseplay.(please practice safe self kicking at all times.)
5. Children under 12 must be supervised by and adult.
6.Failure to follow the rules may result in you being asked to leave the machine. (we will have to Kick you off)
$1.00--for a good kick (the positive mental health benefits could save you thousands in analyst fee's)
$2.00---if you require proof that you kicked yourself (have someone take your picture so you can show your friends or analyst)
This is a self-service machine, based on the honor system. If you use the machine and do not pay, you will kick yourself later.
Bayfield winery does not claim to have invented the self-kicking machine. People have been kicking themselves for a long time.
Use it at your own risk--We are not responsible for those who do not like the way they were kicked.
That is just to funny. The pic's that follow are of painted murals that were on the street buildings in Ashland.
Painted mural. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
More street murals. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
The next 4 pic's are of one long mural featuring settlers who lived in the Ashland area.
Another neat mural. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Ashland mural. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Same mural. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
last pic of settelers mural. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
The quality of these murals was amazing. The last picture is of a restarant we ate at. I always wondered just how big Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox was. Now I know.
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Well I guess with this last picture I will just mooooo-ve along. He, he, he.
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I couldn't believe what I was seeing!
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:38 pm
We have one little females Red Squirrel that surprized me if what it likes to eat. It loves the Grape jelly I put out for the Orioles, and the suet that is suppose to be for the Woodpeckers. She is the only squirrel that eats the Jelly. The other Red squirrels and Fox squirrels just ignore the stuff. But not her. She is here everyday to get her Jelly fix. A few of the other Red squirrels do eat the suet, but not as often as she does.
Jelly eating Red Squirrel ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Yummy I love suet. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
Little Red loves her new toy. ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )
This last pic is of the scare crow I put up to keep the crows from eating the suet. It worked! But little red thinks it's a great place to play on. I think she is giving the scare crow a hand in keeping the crows away. He,hee.
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That took care of them all.
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:43 pm
Since I put out my scare crow the crows have been leaving the suet alone. But I still have to move it every night. I put it on top of my bird feeder to keep the furry critters from eating it. I would put out a live trap but I am not to thrilled to see what I may catch in it besides a raccoon.
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Not them eating my suet!
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:14 pm
Well I have tried to get my photo's to load to show you my scare crow I put out to get rid of the crow's eating my suet. But can't seem to get them to load from my card. Oh well.
The above scare crow did keep the crows from eating my suet. I had to move it around everyday to make it look like it was real. Otherwise the crows would get use to it and still eat the suet.
But I was still finding the suet gone in the morning, or on the ground chewed up. Hummmmm. I figured it had to be a raccoon or a possum. Both I really dislike.
So I moved the suet to the top of my bird feeder which they can not get up on to. As I was passing our kitchen window about 9:00pm I saw something walking up to the tree where the suet had been. OMG it was a huge and I mean huge raccoon. I grabbed the 22 and opened the front door. As soon as it heard me it ran for the hills. It was hard to see it because it was darker out but I did get 2 shots off at it. I could hear it's claws hit a tree out near the driveway as it scrambled up it.
Took a flashlight out to see if I could get a better shot at it. But there where so many leaves on it I couldn't see anything. Darn those raccoons. But since I took a shot at it I don't believe it has come back. One of my neighbors about a 1/4 of a mile down the road from us has trapped 3 that were raiding his bird feeder. He had said that two of them where really big raccoons.
Well I am hoping that, that is the end of the coon stories.
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This is nothing to CROW about!
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:06 pm
For the last two weeks the crows in our area have found my suet feeder I have mounted on our maple tree in the front yard. I was a platform feeder that I had put a few nails in and then I just stuck the large hunks of suet I get at a local meat market on the nails. Well in one day the crows have the suet all gone and my woodpeckers are looking for their snack.
I have tried to put a plastic netting over the suet which the crows just pull off, and throw it on the ground. I thought well I will move it right next to the house in front and that should keep them away. NO good. They come up there as well. So now I am going back to the drawing board and will be trying to design a suet feeder that you have to cling to like the woodpeckers can do but not the crows I hope. Will keep you updated. I will put a pic of the feeder if it works to keep the crows away. At the rate the crows are eating my suet I can go threw 27.00 dollars worht of it in a week. Oh well, let the games begin.
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Well today's the day.
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:41 pm
I have finally gotten up the energy to plant our veggie garden. I have been reading up on companion planting. Very interesting. Did you know that carrots and tomatoes do not get along well. The tomatoes will stunt you carrots growth. You will still get carrots. But they will be smaller than normal. I also have found out that you can spray 3% hydrogen peroxide on plants that have fungus to kill the fungus. Yippy! I love doing things as green as possible. Our peach trees have been attacked by curly leaf fungus. They will be getting a bath with the hyro today.
I found all this info on a neat website with a lot more neat natural ways to deal with all kinds of garden problems. Check them out--www.ghorganics.com Well I better get those veggies in the ground. Have a super day.
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It's Happening Again!
Category: A little of this and a little of that. | Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:35 am
I thought we had the salmonella thing under control. Well 2 days ago my hubby found a dead Gold Finch. We had seen a Finch that was acting the same way the Siskins had done when they were sick. Now today I found another Gold Finch dead by the front porch. I am soooooo bumbed out about it.
I guess I will have to take down the feeders again and bleach them. Then wait for 2 weeks or more to rehang them. I will not be putting out a bird bath for atleast 1 month. I am thinking of putting out a automatic waterer they us for chickens. That way the could not poop in the water as easily as they can in a bird bath.
I am hoping that no other birds get sick. I will be keeping an eye on our feathered friends to be sure they do not become sick also.
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