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  • Emergency Preparedness Tip for Pets

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     Emergency Preparedness Tip for Pet Food

    In trying to prepare for the unexpected, we naturally tend to focus on what the family needs. Food, water, safety, medicine are all apart of that collection. But what about the family pet's needs? We may have thought about having extra packages of dog food, or kitty litter in our planning, but what about their medications? Like many animals, my German Shepherd is on a special food that we have to order from the veterinarian. When emergency situations strike--like what happened to us during the hurricanes in Florida a while back--getting human food shipped in was a challenge, much less my dog's food and medication! It was weeks before the routine shipment of special food was delivered to our vet.

    Since dog and cat food can be contaminated by pests and rodents just storing it in the bag it came in is insufficient. We have taken to ordering extra bags of food from the vet whenever we put an our order, then we seal that extra dog food in airtight food quality buckets with oxygen absorbers. It means having to store more buckets and cans, but we have the peace of mind that our four-footed friend will be healthy--and able to protect us if the need ever occurs.


  • Powdered Milk Tips

    Recently we posted a Weekly Product Review over on our Facebook page and requested recipes, helpful hints, and unique uses for our Powdered Milk. We had a great response and wanted to share some of those tips with all of our blog readers.

    • Add Powdered Milk to dry ingredients when baking. Then just add the appropriate amount of plain water when milk is called for in the recipe. Super easy!

    • We use powdered milk in our handcrafted soaps. It makes a mild and moisturizing bar that's great for your skin.

    • I don't drink milk. When I did need milk for a recipe, I would usually have to make a special trip to the store, use what I needed for the recipe, and then the rest would spoil. Now, having Powdered Milk in the house saves me money. I don't have to make a special run to the store, don't have to throw away spoiled milk, and I cook and bake more often.

    • 1 cup of Peanut Butter, 1 cups of warm Honey, 1¼ cup of Powdered Milk. Mix together and let cool, then roll into little balls. It's great nutritious candy.

    • When making a bread recipe that calls for scalded milk, just put in your dry Powdered Milk with equivalent water. Scalding the milk is to kill the enzyme in milk, Powdered Milk has already had the enzyme killed. Saves me time and money!

    Powdered Milk makes a great condensed soup mix, great fudgesicles, yogurt, whipped topping, cheese, etc. It is amazing what a workhorse it really is.

    Do you have any great recipes or helpful tips to share?
    We would love to see them in the comments!

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