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Month: February 2018

Wiley: First Walk Post Bilateral CCL Injury

Posted in Family

Life is crazy when you’re taking care of 3 dogs – especially when 1 dog has a serious injury and another dog is a puppy. It’s been an adventure trying to balance Wiley’s recovery with Wynoka’s puppy needs while continuing to give plenty of attention to Wyatt as well. For the most part, the dogs all get along. Wiley is a little resentful of Wynoka as he wants to be able to play like she plays. He misses running around. During this whole process with him, he has gone through bouts of depression which has been really sad. He’s struggling…

Wiley: Knee Injury Recovery without Surgery Part 2

Posted in Family

Bilateral CCL Tears – not something that any pet parent wants to hear. Yet, here we were going through it with our sweet Wiley. He has two major things going against him. 1) He’s a very active dog. 2) He’s a bigger dog. These two things make recovery much more difficult whether going the surgery route or the conservative management route. After talking to the people at Posh Dog Knee Braces, I felt like we could do this without surgery. Both required rehab. Both required movement restriction. One was invasive while the other was non-invasive. We definitely felt it was…

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Posted in Gluten Free, and Homemaking

After eating salads every day for the week, I had a craving for something different. I didn’t want anything complicated as it was just me eating, and I didn’t want to make the drive into town to get ingredients. After looking at I what I had on hand, I decided on this easy version of chicken cacciatore. You can cook up your own boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but I happened to have some already cooked sliced chicken breasts in the freezer that I decided to use to make cooking even easier. As soon as I started to smell the delicious…

Fear is a Liar

Posted in Christian Life

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 Fear Is A Liar by Zach Williams When he told you you’re not good enough When he told you you’re not right When he told you you’re not strong enough To put up a good fight When he told you you’re not worthy When he told you you’re not loved When he told you you’re not beautiful That you’ll never be enough Fear he is…

Slow Cooker Roasted Stuffed Breakfast Peppers

Posted in Gluten Free, and Homemaking

We’ve been fortunate that our chickens have continued to lay throughout the winter. Even though their laying has slowed down some due to the shorter days, I still end up with extra eggs around the house. When I find that I have too many extra eggs on hand, I like to come up with creative ways to use our surplus eggs. Since we love stuffed peppers around here, I thought it would be fun to make a twist on a traditional omelet. Instead of putting the peppers inside the omelet, I would put the omelet in the pepper. While this…