Thursday, March 13, 2014

Good Morning Good News! Thursday, March 13, 2014

*** We will continue our "animal series blogs" next week! ***  -----------------------------------------------------------


Rikki's Refuge, Rapidan, VA.
In like a lion, out like a lamb. Yup, that’s March! Everyone doing alright after those boomers yesterday? WOW! Well, no purrs for today, it’s going to be chilly and windy, so bundle up! Windy with sunshine. High around 40F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph today. Tonight it will be generally clear. Low 24F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM Moonset: 5:31 AM
Sunset: 7:18 PM Moonrise: 4:44 PM 

 Quinoa Pudding

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 cups apple juice
1 cup raisins
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
salt to taste (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse thoroughly. Allow to drain, then place quinoa in a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan with lid, lower heat, and allow to simmer until all water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Mix in apple juice, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Cover pan and allow to simmer for 15 minutes longer. Stir in vanilla extract. Serve warm. 

Prayers for Jeff ... he broke his leg a while back ... real bad .... the odds weren't good ... but nice Dr Meredith Vargas at Culpeper Animal Hospital tried to save the leg. Sadly it's not healed well, it's a terrible break up high by the hip. So Jeff is having surgery today and will probably lose the leg. That's bad .... but it's ok ... we have 2 other pigeons who hope on one leg ... and fly just fine. Would you help Jeff pay his bill?   

 Don't forget your Thursday 3/13/14 Shelter Challenge vote for Rikki's Refuge! Please vote and share! THANK YOU!
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"The cat is nature's Beauty." 
~~ French Proverb ~~