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DEALING WITH GRIEF - MY DOG KILLED MY CHICKENS

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My 12 pound pup is a murderer. The only one to blame is me.
In the Beginning When I first brought my 8 Barred Plymouth Rock chicks home; I was careful to observe and introduce my two dogs to them. My dogs were interested but not aggressive... never aggressive. In fact, the chicks would crawl over them.

I knew when the dogs didn't even pay attention to the chick that it wasn't going to be a problem. I scolded them when they got to close or any activity around the chicks I felt promoted unsafe behavior. The dogs knew they were small and vulnerable so it was easy for them to be careful around chicks and didn't ruff house. The black dog (Stella) had a nature mother instinct towards the chicks while my dog, Riley, just didn't care.

The Signs When the chicks were small it was no problem. When the chickens grew up, now I realize there were so signs. To understand, you need to understand my dogs.
Riley: Loves to play fetchDoes not socialize with dogs well, only dog to sort of be…

PUBLIC SCHOOL TO ONLINE SCHOOL - WHY IT'S BETTER

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I've spent my whole life in the traditional public education system: 12 and a half school years, 2,250 school days, 13,500 hours of my life in school. That means I spent approximately 1.54 years of my life, just in public school.

(In case you were wondering how I did my math. From kindergarten to 11th grade plus a semester. So basically I ended after my 1st semester of senior year. With 180 days dedicated to school and 6 hours of school dedicated to everyone of those days. Well of course I'm not a saint. I did miss about 200 days of school in my life... I'd say that is pretty reasonable.)
What if I told you You can finish school as young as 13 to 14 years of age. 
(My Math: By taking a semester of school during the summer it accounts for 1/2 a school year since you need two semesters to = one school year. That means about 8 years for 24 credits. A full Diploma.) This plan is one public school year and a summer of 1 semester on online school.
Each online class is at average …

A NEW BEGINNING: JOURNEY TO BETTERING MYSELF - HEALTH & HAPPINESS

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I have a long way to go to get to my endgame and, that's going to take time. For now I need to focus on improving myself. My field of vision is inclosing and imagination dwindling. I notice myself plateauing and I'm currently not in a position to be maintaining. I need to be growing... and shrinking (weight wise).


I'm Not Happy I am overweight and my hobbies have subsided. My hobbies are what keep me going and the hobbies I love and have been doing, I won't be able to do for awhile. If you've read my other posts, you've notice my whole website was mainly documented towards them. I'm not giving up, just postponing. This is just a side quest to my main storyline (geek nerd here sorry).  New Love/Hobbies I'm not going to start about my whole weight life story, knowing me I'd probably make another post about that. This is more mental refocusing and reviving. I've started to stretch a lot more and... some yoga I guess. 
Even though my true love is anim…

KEEPING IT BECAUSE IT'S "CUTE" - LEADS TO DEATH OF ANIMALS

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More Common Than You Think This is nothing new. Multiple animals have been treated to this type of abuse. One of the worse holidays that supports this action is Easter. Can you believe it? A day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a day that haunts little animals to the point of death. You must think this is crazy but, it's true. Easter is also celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox. That means babies. Lots and lots of babies.

Thanks to commercial society, chocolate and candy companies morphed Easter into a production day for their increased sales. This is how Easter egg hunts became so popular. So why eggs? Well... because it's spring. Ducklings and Bunnies. Bunnies hide the colored eggs filled with chocolates. Thanks Easter Bunny!
A popular pastime for the rich and oblivious people, is to buy their children babies: baby ducks, baby chicks, and baby bunnies but, what happens when Easter ends and the ani…

THE BENEFITS OF WOODEN EGGS/CERAMIC EGGS

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My Ceramic Eggs Now I'm going to give some backstory. I went to this antique shop and was infatuated with everything there. I walked through every isle. They had little rooms, decorated with the thing you would put there. An old felted light pink couch for a living room and deep brown stained wooden table for a dining room, and on the dining room table was a basket with 12 or so eggs. My 13 year old mind went straight to "these can't be real". I had been fooled one to many times with my moms fake apples; one still even had a 7 year old sized bite mark dented with my childhood teeth. I was right. The eggs were fake and I grabbed one. I asked the lady who worked there the price. She looked at me for a couple seconds. I wonder what was going through her head. "Why on earth would she want those eggs", "Are those even for sale", "I don't even know where she got those". I think she even asked me why I had them. She finally gurgled up an an…

BABY GATES: THE SECRET OF FARMING

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I love baby gates. They're great. But not for babies. They cry when you put them in there but, not animals. Ahhh the functionality!


Easy Storage I love my baby gate. Someone had a baby and they bought a baby gate. Then we kept the baby gate because of all the uses for them. Nah I'm just kidding, we kept it because it "folded quaint". In other words it stored away nicely.


Just imagine this baby gate but folded. The best part is you can mold it into almost any shape. Now I said almost because obviously it can't make a circle but boxes and hexagons heck yes. You can also remove some panels or even add more to make it bigger or smaller.
Puppy Container This was the time when I didn't have any animals. My family however took it out of storage for our soon to be new family puppy. We already had a dog -a Jack Russel Terrier named Shania, like the singer- but my family thought she needed a friend. So they surprised us kids with a German Shepard mix puppy we later named…

TAMAGOYAKI

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Japanese Omelette This masterpiece of a recipe is perfect and different for a person -like me- who doesn't like eggs to consume those bad boys. This really is a staple for a farm or homestead and will be a staple of my soon to be dream life. 
Tamagoyaki (Ta-mah-go-yah-key) uses all the ingredient that you would get from a farm AND it tastes delicious. Tamagoyaki is sooooo good! It melts in your mouth and is fluffy having the texture to more of a cake them an egg (sweeter like a cake too).

Tamagoyaki Tamagoyaki is a rolled up omelette (or omelet for american speakers). I'm actually an american speaker I just like the British/french spelling :) #fakefan. Tamagoyaki translates to grilled/fried egg, it is commonly eaten for breakfast, in a bento box (Lunch box), side dish, or even a filling for sushi. Preparation There are many different ways to prepare Tamagoyaki. The one I am referring to is more Americanized I guess you can say. Trinity's TamagoyakiIngredients 3-4 Large Eggs …