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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Recycled Windows /Screen Greenhouse Critter Rehab Aviary/Birdhouse

 These are pictures of my recycled screen conservatory/ aviary / critter rehab. It is made of out old wooden windows and know the awesome METAL kind...wooHoo!!!. 

Last night I found a wounded baby bunny by my garden gate. I didn't want to bring him indoors and have my dogs traumatize him more, so I used a metal colander and  a planter to keep him safe until  morning .

I figured  out a safe structure for him after scrounging around the yard in my stash of windows, and came up with this....

Construction is simple by attaching 3 same size screens for the sides and attaching the same size as a door.  The roof is 2 same size windows attached to the top and braces added for support.

I did have to visit the hardware store for hinges, braces and a lock.  It can be dressed up any way you choose.  I'm still working on my design at this point. I didn't want to paint anything until Mr.bunny can thrive on his own. I am sure he would not appreciate the fumes... 

braces screwed on all corners

added braces for support

Hinges on the front door screen

It is coming together...

A lock to keep critters safe

A good washing with the hose...

2 Windows for the roof with added hinges, as I want it to stay dry when it rains..

Last minute I found this....metal doo dad

Scrap wood with pilot holes drilled for the braces

I had some leftover fake grass, and a metal bucket for a shelter..some Timothy Hay, dandelion greens, clover and fresh water however I am bottle feeding him mother's replacement milk once a day also...
See video here ...

Mr. Bunny in his make shift shelter to keep him safe until I finished his house...I will have to go thrifting for a new colander...

Poor little least his legs were not broke, he should be good to go free in a week or so...

Here he is in his new stinkin' cute! Nope not giving him a name...I do not want to get attached...ha who am I kidding I know I am going to cry when I set him free....

I can keep an eye on him from my dining room and kitchen...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Cheese Filled Biscuits~ Copycat Abram's Hoop Cheese Biscuit

2 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup  butter flavor shortening
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dry or Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Parmesan Cheese
melted butter
Cheddar cheese(I use local  artisan mild brick) cut in chunks about 1 1/2 " in size 
PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.
COMBINE flour , salt, onion/garlic powder, mustard, sugar and shortening with pastry blender. Add buttermilk 1/2 at a time; mix with spoon or hands until dough forms in a ball. Knead just until smooth, adding more buttermilk or more flour if needed. Don’t overwork dough.
TAKE a piece of dough I use generous ice cream scoop full to keep them uniform, so they bake evenly. Flatten the dough a little bit in your hand and place a piece of cheese in the middle. Fold dough up over cheese to cover. Roll dough just enough to form into a smooth ball.  Flatten a little bit on top and place on parchment paper or  a greased cookie sheet .
PLACE pan in middle rack of  oven . Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden. Brush each biscuit with melted butter and turn on the broiler for about 30 seconds at the end of baking time for biscuits to brown... Remove from oven and top with Parmesan cheese..Let cool 5 minutes before eating...ENJOY!

Sunday, June 10, 2018


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I used 2 ~9 X 13 chocolate cakes

Filled with Marshmallow cream

Base iced with chocolate buttercream

Coated with chocolate fondant

3 wooden skewers hold parchment paper sails

Rolo candy for the gun slots

lifesavers for the

Gummy candy sharks with buttercream waves

Dynamite candles bought from Walmart

Hershey chocolate Twizzlers for the ship rails

Fondant anchor, pirate ,chains, and parrot

Sparkler candles are stuck in the Rolo candy for the effect of gun fire

Hand painted wood effects

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Isn't the pirate just the cutest???And he is all edible !!!

I added graham cracker for the sand when I got to the party and added some gold chocolate coins I purchased at Walmart

Asher the birthday boy

Everyone got a bit of buried treasure