Slower posting because of Easter weekend ;) Have a great weekend!! xxxx
Slower posting because of Easter weekend ;) Have a great weekend!! xxxx
Blacktail deer skull I’ve been cleaning for the owner at Coelho Winery. I was rather tickled when he stopped by to drop it off, as he’s kind of a local celebrity around here.
My firearms expert introduced him to me while we were talking business at lunch at the local cafe, and he dropped the skull off the next morning. Wants this and a doe skull to sit over the restrooms at the winery for ‘men’ and ‘women’.
He took this deer himself last season. My beetles did a wonderful job of cleaning what was left of the flesh off for me!
Marbled Tea Eggs from Kitchen Joy:
- 6-8 eggs
- 2 tea bags black tea
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 pieces whole star anise, or 1 teaspoon ground star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
- half of an orange peel
Directions:Hard-boil the eggs:
- Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. When water begins to boil, cover the pan, turn off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes.Marble the eggs:
- Using a slotted spoon or a strainer, remove the eggs from the water and run under cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Using the back of a butter knife, gently tap the shells to crack them evenly all over. Return eggs to the pot of water.
- Add the tea bags, soy sauce, brown sugar, star anise, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and orange peel to the pot. Add more water if needed to cover the eggs by at least 1-2 inches.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower to a gentle simmer . Simmer the eggs for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The longer you simmer them, their flavor and color will be more intense.
- Remove from heat and drain the eggs. Peel and serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Adapted from The Chinese Takeout Cookbook by Diana Kuan
Otters chasing a butterfly.
This hurts because it’s true….
this is the best description of anxiety I’ve ever seen.
Gratuitous picture of my life
Utagawa Hiroshige, New Year’s Eve Foxfires (detail), 1857. Via rollership.
This is actually really funny if you think about it. I mean, there was totally some sort of ghost or demon about to kill her but then that sheet blew straight into its face and it was so embarrassed that it decided to disappear.
Tremble, mortal, for I am Zerendikos, and I will drag your howling soul to—
AH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS IT’S ALL OVER MY FACE
WHAT IS THAT SMELL
IS THAT FUCKING FEBREEZE
FUCK DAMMIT SHIT FORGET THIS I’M OUT
why he lick me
THIS IS SUPER COOL THOUGH IF YOU UNDERSTAND HORSES. LIKE THAT NIPPING IS A GROOMING BEHAVIOR HORSE’S DO TO BOND AND TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE SOCIAL BONDS. SO THAT HORSE IS BASICALLY TREATING THE CAT AS PART OF THE HERD AND SUSTAINING THE FRIENDLY BOND.
IT IS SAYING, “this tiny horse is very tiny but we are friends. Look at my tiny friend.”
Outback Opal Mine, Cairns
It’s a cute little thing though.
SIGNAL BOOST for Cat Lovers in Ohio (Marietta area)
Ohio Valley Humane Society - Marietta, Ohio
This shelter has literally hundreds of cats and lots of beautiful black cats right now! Some have sponsored adoption fees!
"Harmar" is a handsome adult male kitty who came to the HSOV on February 27, 2014 after he was found on Harmar Street in Marietta, Ohio. He has a black short smooth coat, a long tail, and a sweet face with golden eyes and a black nose. "Harmar" has a calm, quiet disposition and is quite friendly. He received vaccinations and wormer on March 4, 2014. "Harmar" was also neutered on March 4, 2014 so his adoption fee would be just $10 with an approved adoption application. He has been combo tested and is negative for both feline leukemia and FIV. His adoption fee has been sponsored. SPONSORED!!
"Harmony" is a beautiful one-year old female kitty who was surrendered by her owner on February 28, 2014 alon gwith her housemates (Marietta, Morris, and Rene’). This little sweetheart has a black short smooth coat, a long tail, and a darling face with large golden eyes and a black nose. "Harmony" has a calm disposition and a friendly disposition. She is a fairly small girl who weighs 7.6 lbs. "Harmony" has already been spayed, so her adoption fee would be just $10 with an approved adoption application. She received vaccinations and wormer on March 1, 2014.
Rene’ is a beautiful one-year old female kitty who was surrendered by her owner on February 28, 2014 along with her housemates (Harmony, Marietta, and Morris). This pretty young lady has a shiny black short smooth coat, a long tail, and a darling face with golden eyes and a black nose. Rene’ has a gentle disposition and a friendly personality. She seems sad sitting alone in a cage these days, and we can certainly understand. Rene preferred to have her glamour photos taken in an unlikely spot and she actually had a nice fluffy green blanket in her cage which would have been much more comfortable. Rene is a fairly big girl who currently weighs 9.6 pounds. She has already been spayed, so her adoption fee is just $10!
"Timothy" (formerly known as Tabitha) is a 3-year old male kitty who was surrendered by his owner on March 1, 2014. This good-looking guy has a black short smooth coat, a long tail, and a handsome face with large golden eyes, a black nose, and long black whiskers. "Timothy" has a calm, quiet disposition and a very friendly personality. "Timothy" received vaccinations and wormer on March 2, 2014 and received rabies vaccine on March 14, 2014. He has been neutered, so his adoption fee would be just $10 with an approved adoption application.
"Bustopher Jones" is a magnificent 3-year old male kitty who was surrendered by his owner on March 15, 2014. This debonair young man has a black long smooth coat, a long tail, and a handsome face with large golden eyes, a black nose, and long black whiskers. "Bustopher Jones" has a delightful personality and is a pushover for attention. He kept rolling over on his back for belly rubs during his photo session. He currently weighs 9 pounds but looks like a much larger kitty because of his long hair. The adoption fee would be $20 and includes vaccinations, basic wormer and a $20 voucher for local vets. SPONSORED!!
Belle” is a beautiful adult female kitty who was surrendered by her owner on March 17, 2014. This gorgeous girl has a black short smooth coat, a long tail, and a lovely face with golden eyes, a black nose, and long black whiskers. “Belle” has a sweet personality and enjoys being petted. Belle is a rather large girl who currently weighs 15 pounds. Her adoption fee is just $20.
"Babe" is a beautiful 8-year old female kitty who was surrendered by her owner on March 19, 2014. This sweet lady has a black short smooth coat, a long tail, and a pretty face with golden eyes, a black button nose, and long black whiskers. "Babe" will surely melt your heart when she looks up at you and seems to be ‘smiling’. She has a friendly personality and a calm disposition. "Babe" has the appearance of being fairly large even though she only weighs 9 pounds. Her adoption fee is just $20!Babe seems to have some neurological issues and is a little un-coordinated. But she eats, drinks and uses her litterbox just fine. SPECIAL NEEDS!
"Cinder" is a beautiful 2-year old female kitty who arrived at the HSOV on March 27, 2014 after a Good Samaritan found her in Marietta, Ohio and brought her to the safety of our shelter along with two other kitties (Ella and Pollyanna). This lovely young mother-to-be has a black velvet short smooth coat, a long tail, and a very pretty face with golden eyes and long black whiskers. "Cinder" has a lovable, affectionate personality and was a pushover for attention while she had her glamour photos taken. She received wormer on March 27, 2014 and will be vaccinated after she gives birth to her kittens.
Ella” is a beautiful 2-year old female kitty who came to the HSOV on March 27, 2014 after a Good Samaritan found her and two other kitties (Cinder and Pollyanna) in Marietta, Ohio and brought them to the safety of our shelter. “Ella” has a sleek black short smooth coat, a long tail (which appears to have been broken), and a pretty face with golden eyes, a black nose, and long black whiskers. This sweet girl has an affectionate personality and a calm, gentle dispostion. She loves attention and head-butts against your arms/hands to beg for petting and loving. She is special needs because she walks with a limp, but she doesn’t seem to notice that she is any different.
Ohio Valley Humane Society
90 Mt. Tom Road
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone 740 373-5959
Canine Rescue/Adoptions - Steve Herron/Ex. Director/Manager at email@example.com(740) 373-5959)
Celeste Ridgway-Rescue Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feline Rescue/Adoptions - Email Steve Herron at email@example.com
Sharon Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Noon - 5 pm Monday - Friday
10am - 4pm Saturday
By Appointment Only Sunday
Adoption fees for Dogs and Puppies range from $42.75 - $117.75 depending on shots and vetting.
Adoption fees for Cats& Kittens range from $25 to $40.00 depending on shots and vetting.
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