Sunday, August 23, 2009


So the bug has hit and I'm moving this blog onto a self-hosted wordpress format. Please come and visit me at Calico Contemplations.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another Day At The Zoo

We took a trip to the zoo again today. We were hoping to see the snake show, as we haven't seen it yet; but once again it was canceled. So instead we rode around with our favorite tram driver. We were excited to learn that the new exhibit will be open in early October. I can't wait to see the grizzlies and wolves up close.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday... #3


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I thought all the clouds in the sky were so pretty but this picture caught my eye once I had the photos on my computer, what do you see?

What do you see?


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Thirteen #3 - The Letter B

Thursday Thirteen
13 B Things I Like Bunnies Books Beach Border Collie Butterfly Bananas Blue Bears - Polar Bears - Brown Basil Bread Balloons Beads

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heads *or* Tails - Heads - "Pail" *OR* Tails - "Pale"

Heads *or* Tails

HEADS - "Pail" *OR* TAILS - "Pale"

We eat an extremely low sodium diet in our household; but during a search for new ideas last week, I stumbled upon something that just, well you'll see.

Offered by US Wellness Meats The Salt-Free Pemmican Pail is described as being the same great recipe as the salt-free pemmican bars, the only change is that the pail packaging method eliminates the bar format and will require a spoon for extraction. This description left me wondering, so...

I checked out the The Salt-Free Pemmican Bars and got a clearer picture of the ingredients. Made from the same great recipe as their cherry/honey free pemmican but without the salt for those watching their sodium intake. 3.2 ounce bars will average 45% tallow and 55% dried jerky. Each bar contains 20 grams protein and approx. 400 calories. No additives or preservatives.

Another search for pemmican lead to this Wikipedia info:

Pemmican is a concentrated mixture of fat and protein used as a nutritious emergency foodstuff. The word comes from the Cree word pimîhkân, "pemmican", which itself is derived from the word pimî, "fat, grease". It was widely adopted as a high-energy food by Europeans involved in the fur trade and later by Arctic and Antarctic explorers, such as Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen. Properly packaged, pemmican can be stored for long periods of time.

And so now I offer to you the pail of pemmican that will never reach our table, no matter how low sodium it is...

pemmican pail


Friday, August 14, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday...#2


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Plane Over The Zoo 1
Plane Over The Zoo 2
Plane Over The Zoo 3
Plane Over The Zoo 4

A quick series of photos as a plane flew over us during last week's visit to the zoo.