October Treat

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Tea

  1. Heat milk until steaming (not boiling) in the microwave
  2. or in a saucepan on the stove top.
  3. Pour steaming milk over pumpkin spice tea bag in mug
  4. and steep 5-7 minutes.
  5. Squeeze tea bag well and discard.
  6. Stir in vanilla and maple syrup.
  7. Lightly dust with pumpkin spice, ground cinnamon,
  8. nutmeg or allspice.
  9. Serve hot.

https://www.throughherlookingglass.com/pumpkin-spice-tea-latte/

 

 

Will Your Cat Be Safe ?

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October is the month to give careful thought and consideration about your cats safety. There are a lot of nuts out their cat lovers. Your cats don’t have to be black to have someone want to harm them, and it’s not just Halloween night that you should have concern about. There is volumes of information out their folks on this subject, so lets all educate ourselves and be loving cat protectors in this month of October.                                                                                                                                         

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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=1152 

http://www.hillspet.com/cat-care/have-safe-halloween-with-cat-adt.html 

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http://www.cathealth.com/safety/halloween-safety-for-cats 

http://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/keep-animals-safe-happy-halloween/ 

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It’s The Little Things

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Did any of you do this ? Every fall my mom would have my brothers and I get a paper bag and go for a walk in the woods and collect colored leaves. When we got them home we would pick out the very best leaves, perfect shape and colors counted. We would then place them on a sheet of wax paper placing another sheet on the top and then go over it with a sightly warm iron. Mom would tape them to the glass on our windows. It reminded me of stained glass windows when the sun shown directly on the glass, awesome. The nice thing was that they lasted for a long time right through the winter if you like. It’s such a little thing but I loved the time we spent doing this and I did the same with my children on down to my grandchildren and we all  loved it and every fall looked forward doing it.

I was thinking about it yesterday and wondered, do they even make wax paper anymore ? So I would try to find some pictures of pressing leaves by doing a google search and wow! I was quite surprised and delighted to see how many people still do this. Interesting thing is folks have found new ways to preserve their beautiful leaves and display them in very interesting ways and yes, they still do make wax paper! We kids called it pressing leaves, today some call them Suncatchers. It’s the little things that kids remember.

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https://www.redtedart.com/how-to-preserve-leaves-6-methods/

https://www.the-modern-dad.com/fall-learning-mrs-dunnigan/

http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2014/09/fall-crafts-for-toddlers.html

http://riverblissed.blogspot.com/2012/11/in-quest-of-light-lf-lantern-tutorials.html

I’m Only a Cat

Cat by Alan Albegov.( Paihia, New Zealand)

  • I’m only a cat,
    and I stay in my place…
    Up there on your chair,
    on your bed or your face!
  • I’m only a cat,
    and I don’t finick much…
    I’m happy with cream
    and anchovies and such!
  • I’m only a cat,
    and we’ll get along fine…
    As long as you know
    I’m not yours… you’re all mine!
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  • Found on artodyssey1.blogspot.com

Sweet Poems About Fall

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens

And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Autumn, Queen of Year

When the pumpkins are so yellow
And the vines with grapes abound,
When the melons are so mellow
And the nuts fall to the ground;
When persimmons lose their bitters,
And the apples are so red;
When we love to eat corn fritters
Since the roasting ears have fled;
When vacation days are over
And the children go to school,
They no longer play in clover,

by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.