If you are looking for a dog breed with higher than average intelligence, here is a list of the top 10 most intelligent breeds of dog along with a little history on each breed.
Most people mistakenly identify the American Coot as a duck, however, it is more closely related to shore birds such as the Sandhill Crane. Learn more about the beautiful and interesting bird.
Originally from Africa, the Guinea fowl has been become popular in many countries, not only as a food source but for some of their unusual and quirky habits.
The Great White Egret is a beautiful and fascinating bird. Learn more about this fascinating bird and why it almost went extinct in the late 19th century.
Although they are large, hairy and rather creepy to most people, tarantula spiders are the least aggressive members of the spider family. Learn some interesting facts about the tarantula spider.
Learn about dragonflies, their origins, habitats, diet, life cycle, and historical significance.
Most of us remember the Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote cartoons. Now learn some interesting and true facts and information on the real roadrunner bird, (Geococcyx californianus).
The monarch butterfly population is drastically being reduced. Find out why and what you can do to help.
Learn some interesting and amazing facts about one of our closest kin in the animal world, the gorilla.
Learn more about the horned lizard or "horny toad" as they are commonly called. They are a very interesting reptile with a few very unique traits.
If you like easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant, fragrant flowers that bloom from early summer to fall, I think you will love the four o’clock flower!
The Florida panther is considered to be the most endangered mammal on earth. Learn more about this beautiful big cat and what is being done to protect it from extinction and how you can help.
Hostas have become one of the most popular shade tolerant perennials in the US. There are more than 2,500 different varieties. Find out how to plant, care for and divide your hostas.
What is a liger, you ask? It is the result of mating a male lion and a female tiger. It is said they have the strength of a lion and the speed of a tiger. Learn more about the largest of the big cats.
The serval cat of Africa is a beautiful and yet little known wild cat. Find out more about this beautiful and interesting wildcat and some of it's unusual traits, with photos and video.
These positive stories about Pit Bulls show how truly heroic they can be.
Most of us enjoy watching birds and if you would like to attract more birds to your backyard, here are a few tips.
Have you ever been outside and heard the sound of wild geese flying overhead? What a wonderful sound that is. Find out more about the Canada Goose, including facts, information and pictures.
Learn more about the Labrador Retriever. Find out where they originated, their description, temperament, and skills. You will understand why the Labrador Retriever has been known as “the most popular dog breed in the world” for many years.
If you're looking for a new puppy for your family or children, you may want to avoid certain breeds that have the potential to be aggressive, mean, and potentially dangerous. This article discusses the 10 dog breeds thought to be the most aggressive based on their results in temperament tests.
Did my co-worker and I perform a random act of kindness for someone in need? Or did we actually aid a kidnapper/murder?
The Red Dirt Brewhouse, in Ardmore, Oklahoma is the newest and one of the most innovative business in town. A "gastro pub", which focuses on regional craft beers, with a family friendly atmosphere, great food and excellent service.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular dog breeds in America are? Here is the top 10 list, according to the 2012 statistics from the American Kennel Club. See if your favorite dog breed is in the top 10.
North America is home to six species of wildcats. Learn more about the wildcats of North America with pictures and videos.
Delicious quick and easy recipe for a cheesburger pie that will leave your entire family smiling. Easy step by step instructions with pictures.
Below is a list of some amusing animal names. The list contains their names as males, females, babies and groups. I really found this rather interesting and sometimes really funny.
It’s true! The little things do add up. Your electric bill is probably one of your largest monthly expenses. Here are some ways to help you reduce your monthly electric bill without spending a dime.
I hope to share some of nature’s beauty with you by taking you with me during another one of my walks. So, put your “walking shoes” on and let’s go for another walk in the country!
All of us have said things that we wish we had not. Our children are precious gifts from God, but they can “push our buttons” sometimes. Here are my top 5 things you should never say to your children.
Our children are so precious, we need to let them know just how important they are to us every day! Here are what I would consider to be the top ten things we should say to our children.
Meet Zoe, the only Golden Zebra know to be in captivity today. Zoe is not an albino, she has a condition called amelanism. Read more about Zoe, the rare golden zebra.
Shrimp is very low fat and healthy choice for tacos, not to mention delicious! Add some healthy vegetables and my "secret" spices and you have delicious quick and easy shrimp tacos!
Remember going to the movies and getting that huge dill pickle? Do you still have pickles on your hamburger or along side your ham sandwich? Wouldn't it be great to be able to make your own pickles?
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to can stewed tomatoes.
Picante sauce or salsa has always been a favorite dipping snack for my family. It is a very healthy snack and is an exellent way to use the fresh vegetables from our vegetable garden. My picante sauce recipe is not overly hot and just has an over all great Mexican flavor!
This mustard potato salad has a little twist of flavor by adding ranch dressing instead of mayo. My husband says it is the best mustard potato salad he has ever eaten!
Improving your attitude means improving your outlook on life. All of us have our “luggage”. How we deal with our luggage depends on our attitude.Here are 10 ways to help you improve your attitude.
Here in the South we like our macaroni and okra, so I have combined these ingredients to make my okra goulash. It is a quick and easy meal to make for a healthy lunch or dinner.
Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma’s first and largest state park with 12,500 acres located on the beautiful tree lined shores of Lake Murray. Lake Murray is a spring fed 5,700 acre lake and one of the clearest lakes in Oklahoma.
After 25 years of growing, canning and freezing my vegetables, here is my choice of the 6 best vegetables for canning or freezing for use all year round.
Iris flowers come in almost every color of the spectrum and are one of the easiest flowers to grow and maintain. Find some facts and history on the Bearded Iris flower as well as how to plant, grow, and maintain your iris.
A true story about what was supposed to be a fun day with our young daughter at the water park. Little did we know that the day would turn out to be one of the most horrifying days we would ever have.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. A breakfast burrito is a quick and easy breakfast you can eat on the go.
The caracal is a medium sized wild cat and is noted for it’s beautiful elongated, tufted black ears. The word, caracal, comes from the Turkish word "karakulak" , which means "black ear".
I love summer and all the color in summer flowers. The following will be 7 of the hardiest summer flowers I have grown in my flower gardens. These are easy to grow and heat and drought tolerant.
Talk about comfort food, chicken and dumplin's has been a favorite family comfort food for generations. My Grandma Walker created this recipe way before I was born. It's my favorite!
After 25 years of vegetable gardening, we have learned a few things that I hope will help the beginning gardener. Here is my list of the first vegetables to plant in your vegetable garden.
Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Fall and winter have cleaned the landscape and spring is a re-birth of nature. What an exciting time of year. I try to take in all I can and appreciate the beauty of nature in spring!
As most people are aware, there is a major decline in the number of honeybees over the last several years. The following information contains information on the honeybee and several theories as to why the honeybees are disappearing and what we can do to help.
To summarize my review of the DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum, I would have to give it an A. I think it is built very well and will last a very long time. It is easy to use and is a huge time saver! Read my review to learn more.
Everyone knows that walking is great exercise. But walking in the country is just good for your soul! I take my camera with me and capture some of the beautiful things I see. Come with me and let’s take a walk in the country.
Pickled okra is one of my family’s favorite snacks. Adding a little jalapeno to the mix, you can make it as hot as you like. Easy step by step instructions with pictures.
Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. It's tasty, easy to grow and drought tolerant. Okra has a long history and I have included information on its origin, how to plant, harvest and cook with okra.
Miniature roses can be grown outdoors in pots or directly in the ground. They make great border plants or just add color to a otherwise dull area of your flower garden. Here are a few tips on how to grow a miniature rose bush outdoors in your flower garden.
Tornado season is upon us. They are occurring in places that people are not expecting them to happen. Tornado Alley is growing larger and larger. Are you prepared in case a tornado occurs where you live?
The American Bison is also known as the American Buffalo, which once roamed the plains of North America in huge herds. The buffalo were nearly eradicated in the 19th century due to hunting and now are restricted to parks and reserves.
After several years of trial and error, I have found several perennial flowers that are not only hardy, but also very easy to care for. These are what I consider to be the best perennial flowers for spring gardens.
Pit bulls were once known as the "Nanny Dog." Nowadays, they are deemed to be aggressive and unfit to be kept as pets. What happened? In this article, I will outline how mistreatment and false stigma has skewed the image of this loving dog.
Green chili peppers are large, mild peppers and are found in most local grocery stores. They are sometimes referred to as the Anaheim pepper. They are the preferred pepper to use for my green chili chicken enchiladas.
This article provides a number of tips and tricks to assure the success of your vegetable garden!
Have you ever wondered why zebras have stripes? No one really knows for sure, but here are some interesting theories.
This is a true story of a night my husband woke me from a sound sleep, telling me there is a huge creature in our backyard that put him and the dog back on the porch.
Bird photography is one of the favorite genres of nature photographers. Here are some tips for beginners on how to take great bird pictures right in your own backyard.
Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long-blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.
If you have a bird feeder at your house to attract birds, you probably have attracted some squirrels also. I love feeding the birds, but the squirrels were scaring away the birds and eating most of the food. I needed to find a way to squirrel proof my bird feeder.
I have helped an array of struggling people from doctors and teachers, police and fireman, blue-collar workers, preachers and college students. Anyone can fall in to the credit card trap!
Here are some tips on how to take better, more natural looking pictures while at the zoo.
White tailed deer are the smallest members of the North American deer family. They get their name from the white underside of their tail, which they will raise as a warning to other deer that danger is near.
Are you looking for a unique gift for that special someone but don't like the idea of giving cut roses that will simply waste away in a week or so? Why not give a miniature rose bush that will continue to grow and bloom for years to come?
I know it is easy to just say yes, when the kids want pizza or hamburgers, but I think we say yes too often! With childhood obesity a growing problem, we as parents have to take control again.
God sent us Jake, an abused black labrador retriever, that needed to know love and happiness, before God took him back.
Here is a quick and easy recipe for delicious chicken tacos that is nutritious and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. This recipe makes enough for about 6 tacos and of course, you can double if needed.
Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures, but photographing these little speeders can be quite a challenge! Here are a few easy tips for taking pictures of hummingbirds.
Learn some interesting facts about the Siberian Husky. Some information in this article is from the AKC (the other information is personal). I would highly recommend the Siberian Husky for a medium-size dog breed.
Putting blueberries and bananas together may sound a little strange, but this has the best flavor! Blueberries are known to be very high in anti-oxidants and therefore very good for you. This is a very easy recipe for making my blueberry banana cream cheese pie.
My husband enjoys hunting, and I enjoy having the meat in the freezer. I like recipes that don't take a lot of time to prepare. I would like to share some fast and easy venison recipes with you.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut your grocery bill in half, or more! Your grocery bill is one of largest expenses you have each month. Here are a few ways you can really save on your grocery bill.
I would like to give women some tips on a few things you can do to make yourself safer when you go out. Some of this information has come to me from safety specialist and law enforcement officials. Some of this information comes from personal experience.
No matter what season it happens to be, beautiful nature pictures are out there, waiting to be captured. Here are some ideas to help the beginner get started in any of the four seasons for nature photography.
Fresh vegetables not only taste better but are also much better for you. These are what I consider to be the five best vegetables to plant in your garden to eat healthier and save money on your grocery bill all year round.
Everyone has times that you feel stressed out and up tight. These are the times that you just need to get a way, relax and clear your mind. That when I like to go to my "flower garden get a way".
Taking really good pictures of little children is no easy task. I hope to give you some ideas here to help you take better pictures of your kids.
You can loose power any season in the year. I find many people interested in purchasing a portable generator for different reasons. Here are a few things that you should look for when purchasing a portable generator.
In Oklahoma, there is an abundance of wildlife and I love to capture it in my photography. Here are a few tips for beginners in wildlife photography.
So you planned on going out and doing some nature photography today, but it looks like rain. Don't let a little rain stop you. Here are a few tips on how to take great nature pictures in the rain.
You enjoy taking pictures of nature, but you are wondering what to photograph and how to get good nature pictures? Start in your own backyard. Here are some tips and tricks for the beginner.