Friday, March 14, 2014

Good Morning Good News! Friday, March 14, 2014

Rikki's Refuge, Rapidan, VA.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
Brrrrr! Got nippy last night didn’t it? Could do without those 20 degree temps! Today’s sunshine will be quite welcome! Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Sounds good to me! MEOW! I bet those geese will be waddling around honking their approval! Tonight’s going to be cloudy and not so cold! Low around 40F. That’s just a sleep with one cat buddy kind of night versus the whole caboodle! Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM Moonset: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 7:19 PM Moonrise: 5:40 PM 


2 tbsp. olive oil
1 diced onion
4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup diced carrots
2 stalks diced celery
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
Salt & Pepper
1 bay leaf
1 quart vegetable stock
Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium size pot.
Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery. Cook for 8-10 minutes until softened and fragrant.
Add the cauliflower florets and saute for 5 minutes. Add the bay leaf, salt, pepper, and vegetable stock.
Cook for 15 minutes or until cauliflower is completely soft. Using an immersion blender (or regular blender in batches) blend the soup. Pour into bowls and garnish with fresh chopped herbs of your choice and/or roasted pine nuts. Serve with a good crusty bread and this makes a wonderful meal!

 Every meal for every animal, every day, is provided by donations from YOU, our caring supporters!
If you prefer, you may send your donation to Rikki's Refuge by regular mail. Send your check or money order to: 
 Rikki's Refuge
PO Box 1357
Orange, VA. 22960 

Yesterday we said good-bye to sweet Oscar, who made his Journey to the Rainbow Bridge early in the morning. Oscar had lived happily at Rikki's Refuge for many years....he is missed. 

 "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." 
 ~~ William Arthur Ward ~~

Photo of Jeff the Pigeon on his way back to Rikki's Refuge, after successful surgery on a fractured leg, yesterday! Prayers for his complete recovery would be appreciated. Thanks! 

 Don't forget your Friday 3/14/14 Shelter Challenge vote for Rikki's Refuge! Please vote and share! THANK YOU!
Vote here:

Sharing a few photos taken yesterday (3/13/14) at Rikki's Refuge for you to enjoy! 

Tomorrow (Saturday 3/15/14) is DONATION DROP OFF DAY at Rikki's Refuge!