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Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat Food, Nutrish Pet Food, Rachael Ray special recipe for cats

CJ meets Rachael Ray’s #NutrishZeroGrain – Love at First Sniff!

Rachael Ray’s #NutrishZeroGrain breaks the Finicky Kitty Cycle at the Thompson house! Collectively they're known as "The Cat Boys".  A quick look at them and you would surmise that they are identical bookends. Both sleek and black with short hair, but on closer inspection you would find that these two guys have a lot of differences. CJ is 9 years older with a short stubby tail, the result of a predator attack in the fields near our home. Because of that attack he is nervous, wary and suspicious … [Read More...]

Orange Cranberry Muffin Recipe, Tasty Muffin Recipe, Easy Muffin Recipe

Tasty Orange Cranberry Muffin Recipe

This Tasty Orange Cranberry Muffin Recipe is big on flavor with a great texture! This is my favorite Orange Cranberry Muffin Recipe.  I've tried quite a few over the years and this one is a culmination of those trials.  I have taken an ingredient from here and another from there, added a couple of extra steps and came up with what I consider a superior Orange Cranberry Muffin Recipe. The sour cream in this recipe adds an extra layer of flavor and richness to this recipe. I use fresh … [Read More...]

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Flea and Tick Prevention with #PetArmorPlus

 Flea, Tick, and other creepy crawly prevention with PetArmor Plus on our cats and dogs! Although the snow is still piled pretty high in our yard here in Northern Maine, flea and tick infestation is still a concern.  With two cats and two dogs, flea and tick prevention is tops on our list and if one pet in a multi-pet home like ours gets fleas, every pet is going to have them.  Our pets are important members of our family, and our two German Shepherds are part of our business, Haven Kennels.  … [Read More...]

how to blog, learn to blog, learn how to blog

How to Blog Basics – 2

How to Blog Basics -  Step 2 - Choose a Domain Name and Sign Up for a Hosting Plan The choosing and registering of a domain name is your next step. You've chosen a niche and a name for your blog so now you need to register a domain name, which will be your address on the Internet. I had chosen The Wilderness Wife for my blog name and wanting to keep my domain as short and easy to remember I chose for my domain name.  You'll have to check and see if your chosen domain name is … [Read More...]

crusty french baguette recipe, french bread recipe, baguette, baguette recipe, french baguette recipe

French Baguette Recipe

My hubby loves this Crusty French Baguette Recipe! One of Bill's favorite breads is the crusty French Baguette and he says that my recipe is one of the best he has ever had. I had never made a French Baguette until we moved here to remote northern Maine.  Bakeries were plentiful in southern New Hampshire where we grew up so I never had the need.  But here in northern Maine bakeries, and in particular ones that sell traditional ethnic breads like Baguette and Italian breads, are … [Read More...]

Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread, Artisan Bread Recipe, Homemade Bread Recipe, Herb Bread Recipe

Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe

 Incredibly tasty Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe This Olive Oil and Rosemary Artisan Bread Recipe is one of my favorite bread recipes. It's rustic profile is visually appealing and the flavor is to die for. It makes a great bread for a dinner that has a meat entree so this is what I am planning to go with my Slow Cooker Ham Recipe for Easter. Not only will it be delicious but it will add to the beauty of the Easter tablescape.  I don't know what it is about homemade rustic artisan … [Read More...]

free frameable Easter printables, Easter Subway Art

Free Frameable Easter Printables

Frameable Easter printables help get me in the mood for Easter! Today I am working on frameable Easter printables hoping they will get me in the mood for spring and Easter.  If I look out the window, thinking Spring and Easter is a stretch.  Here in the Maine Northwoods we have lots of snow on the ground and it hasn't started melting yet.  I'm talking 6 feet of snow on our lawn. Our driveway, that is about 1/4 mile long, has snow banks taller than our Jeep Wrangler. Easter is less than 2 weeks … [Read More...]

Purina Pro Plan, PetSmart

Training the Working German Shepherd with Purina® Pro Plan®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProPlanPet #CollectiveBias Our German Shepherds, Malibu and Gemma, are our best friends, our trusted guardians, and our business. We breed and train German Shepherds as a hobby/business. Keeping our dogs fit and in shape is our primary concern because both dogs wear many "hats".  Malibu is a Champion-sired AKC Obedience Competition dog with an outstanding pedigree.  Gemma is a Wilderness … [Read More...]

How to blog, Learn how to blog, blogging basics

How to Blog Basics – 1

So you want to know how to blog! When I started my blogging career a few years ago, I was clueless. I didn't realize how little I knew about "how to blog". But it didn't stop me from jumping right in with both feet! Just like most things in life, I wish I'd known then what I know now (good grief, I sound like my grandmother). I hope by writing these posts that I can save you from some of the mistakes that beginning bloggers make. Don't rush! It takes time to learn how to blog! I wished I … [Read More...]

Basic fluffy pancake recipe

Basic Pancake Recipe – Fluffy and Delicious

My Grandmother's Basic Pancake Recipe Your basic pancake, flapjack, griddle cake....whatever you choose to call them, are an American breakfast favorite.  Everyone has their favorite childhood memory of those luscious little cakey disks smothered in maple syrup.  Such a popular breakfast food and yet most Americans make them from premixed ingredients in a cardboard box.  Trust me on this- no matter how domestic the little lady on the box looks her mix is no match for my basic pancake recipe … [Read More...]