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A Country Ride to the Farm!

It’s been awhile since I have taken a Country Ride to the Farm. This was a perfect day for something different to do on the weekend with my daughter!  We both are animal lovers! Going here, also reminded me of when I worked in daycare of taking the kids to this outing! So much FUN and so many animals!

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Our first stop was to find out where the Cows would be. We didn’t know exactly where they were located. After driving around the area of long twisty roads, the cows were finally found! Inside the barn were 2 cows side by side. It looked like one was whispering something to the other!

The baby cows were outside and soaking up the warm sun! They all had little cute igloos for their cow houses! 🙂

 

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What a great view of the University of Connecticut Campus (in the background).

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Huskies Mascot on water-tower!

Our next trip we found some horses. They are such beautiful animals.

They had all of this hay all to themselves! Just munch, munch, munch!

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We came across some more cows. A few of them were moo-ing pretty loudly!

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A baby calf getting nourishment from its mom.

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Before we left to go home we stopped by at the famous Uconn Dairy Bar. They have really great Ice-Cream. I remember going here as a kid.

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Pretty flowers near the Uconn Dairy Bar.

Both my daughter and I had a great time at the Farm and seeing the animals. It was nice quality time together.

Have you ever been to a farm in the country before? If you have, what animals did you like to see the most? I would love to know which ones.

 

 

 

Just Because……

My Parent’s went on a vacation to New Hampshire for a few days. I have traveled there over the years. The outlet shops in Portsmouth are great to shop at! I have fond memories of going to Lake Winnipesaukee when I was younger.  My Parent’s had rented a cottage for a week and the lake was just footsteps away!

Last week was surely a busy week! I helped out my parents’ with doing some household chores for them. My parent’s were returning home from their vaca when my mom got ill at a restaurant and had to go get checked out at the hospital 🙁

Throughout the day and night I was the messenger, contacting family members on her progress and trying not to worry. Her condition was some viral bug. Doctors at the ER said this was happening to a lot of people in MA and they were getting a lot of cases of this sickness.

During the week I made meals for my parents’ and whatever else they needed I did. No questions asked. That’s the kind of person I am; do for others, help out whenever you can, no task is too much!

To my surprise, when my mom was feeling much better, she went with my dad out to the “Staples”store to get some copy paper. I was given two gifts that day from my parents’. I had no idea what it could be….. It was squishy and the other was hard.

Here is what I received:

 

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A Hello Kitty zippered (squishy) purse and a pink (hard) mini notebook with a zipppered sleeve. I love anything that has to do with Hello Kitty products!

They told me the gifts were Just Because of my kindness to them, taking care of their house and helping them out when they needed it the most 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Extreme Couponing Tip: Keep Your Stockpile Safe in Hot and Humid Weather

 

Summer is almost upon us, which means hot and humid weather is just around the corner! Unfortunately, this can affect your precious stockpile by causing foods to spoil and some liquids to congeal, cutting shelf life dramatically. To save money, here are some tips to beat the heat:

  • When possible, always keep food indoors where it is cool and dry.
  • If your garage is too humid to store food, you can either buy a dehumidifier or build your own. To do this, take 5 gallon buckets and fill them with rock salt. This will suck most of the moisture out of the air. The rock salt can then be dehydrated and reused.
  • Another method of keeping out humid air is to seal cans, either in a layer of wax (bought in the craft section of stores and melted in a double boiler) or to cover in a clear coating of Rustoleum.
  • Direct sunlight is detrimental to foods as it can super-heat the packaging and cause damage.  Keep your stockpile out of direct sunlight.
  • Try moving any seasonal items (holiday decorations, seasonal clothes, extra blankets & quilts, etc.) to the hotter areas, and keep the food items where it’s cooler.
  • When all else fails, store non-perishables in the hot environment instead of food. Paper products, toothbrushes, floss, and razors are good choices. Remember to keep pressurized products, batteries, toothpaste, candles, and liquid and gel personal products out of hot and humid areas.

 

Coupon Lingo~

Your Basic Coupon Lingo:

AR: After rebate

BOGO: Buy1, get 1

B1G2: Buy1, get 2

CAT:  Catalina; coupon machine next to register.

CPN: Coupon

EB:  CVS extra bucks, also known as ECB’s.

FS: Free Shipping

GM: General Mills Coupon Insert

OOP: Out of pocket

OOS: Out of Stock

OYNO: On your next order

P&G: Proctor and Gamble coupon Insert

RA:  Rite-Aid

RP: Red Plum coupon Insert

RR: Register rewards; Walgreen’s (also known as WAGS)

SS: Smart Source coupon Insert

WYB: When you buy