March 30th and 31st

Sorry for missing yesterday but it was somewhat of a hectic day so I will combine the days today.

Yesterday it rained all day and night. I am so tired of the rain. Today it is beautiful outside and the temperature is climbing. I love it. I’m about to open up the windows and let some fresh air in.

Good News: ” The Land of Horses” is selling and the second order is about to be shipped. I can’t get them in as fast as they are going out.

I finished “Grandma’s Pantry” I’m waiting for it to go live which it will probably do tomorrow. I’ve already sold it and haven’t even got my proof on it yet. LOL

Life is good.

Next week I will work on finishing “Tribute to Those Serving the Red, White, and Blue.”

Then I will take a break from poetry and work on the hard stuff. I will go back to finishing my sequel “Coming of Age in the Rockies: The Rebel ” and I will continue on my forty-year journey of teaching “Secrets Behind Closed Doors.” I am also going to get ready to take my first stab at a children’s book.

I love each and every day that the Lord permits me to write. I hope that I will have many more years to do so.

I am gearing up for my book signing on April 14th in Burley, Idaho at “Alice’s Used and New Book Store” it’s also a hot little coffee shop where people go frequently. I’m looking forward to it.

March 31st National Days

National Tater Day

Why Idaho

To be sure you’re getting genuine, top-quality Idaho Potatoes, look for the “Grown In Idaho” seal. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho Potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance.

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Today is Clam on the Half Shell Day. Boy, the world really needs a day like today. You must be elated that someone was smart enough, and had the insight, to create this day for us to enjoy and savor.


It’s Orange Day: for more information go to :

Five Orange Recipes from Yesteryear

It’s not clear who she was, but Nellie Aldridge wrote a cookbook about oranges and named it after herself. “Nellie Aldridge’s National Orange Show Cookbook” was published in 1928 in conjunction with the San Bernardino, California, festival in honor of the fruit.


It’s Lemon Day: for more information go to


Some of my favourite lemon recipes.


this page: lemon creamlemon ginger cakequick lemon brulee lemon tartmagic lemon pudding
lemon drizzle cakelemon curd spongeindividual lemon puddingsLemon BiscuitsLemon madeira cakeGreek Lemon and Honey CakesLemon Muesli CheesecakeLemon & Lime CakeLemon Yogurt Cake 


31 Bunsen Burner Day

Bunsen burners are to a laboratory as stoves are to kitchens. The inventor of this amazing equipment was a German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen. He was born on March 31, 1811. To this day, March 31st is celebrated worldwide to honor this creator and his creation. Bunsen was no ordinary scientist. He was responsible for many important contributions to the world of science. He was a pioneer in gas-analytical methods, photochemistry and spectroscopy.

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March 30th

National Days

30 National Doctor’s Day

Doctors’ Day observances date back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Ga. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991.

On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day was signed by President George Bush.

30 Take a Walk in the Park Day

Feline Fridays: National Walk In the Park Day – March 30th

Posted on March 30, 2012 by

Can You Really Take Your Cat on a Walk?

Today is National Walk in the Park Day. And Fridays are also all about felines here at BaxterBoo. (Hurrah for Boo!) You may be wondering how these two things can possibly work together. Well, feline friends, we’re here to expand your kitty’s horizons and say it is possible for you both to enjoy outings together.

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Who knew that we needed a day to recognize taking a walk in the park?! Research shows that kids spend, on average, two hours less per week outside than they did 20 years ago. How about we prove that research wrong by celebrating March 30th with a lovely walk in the park? Visit where you can type in your address and explore your neighborhood to find the least and most walkable routes in your area.


Turkey Neck Soup for Turkey Neck Day


2 Turkey Necks  Ya didn’t think Happy Hen would use Chicken, did you? {:>
1 Can or 2 Cups Chicken Stock
Water to cover necks
3 Cloves Garlic, mashed
1 tsp. Dried Minced Onion
2 Tbsp. Celery Tops, chopped
Dash or two of Tony’s Cajun seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste (use lots of pepper for a cold)
2 tsp. Guar Gum & enough water to mix (opt.)

Throw everything in the crock pot (except the Guar Gum), and let cook on HI for 4-5 hours. (When I start with frozen turkey necks, I let it cook for 5 hours.)

Remove the necks and cool just long enough to handle, then pick the meat off the bones and throw back into the pot.

Whisk the Guar Gum in water to blend well, and pour into the soup, stirring well.

Let set for 5 minutes to thicken.

This makes a great soup for those cold winter days, or for when you’ve got a cold and feelin’ kinda puny.


Well no matter what you feel like doing today. We all have to agree having great weather for a walk, good food to eat, and good company to appreciate along with our doctors makes for a great day.

So don’t forget to send your doctors an appreciation card to remember the Doctor’s appreciation day.

So until next time 🙂


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