Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Rodenator Pro

The "Rodenator Pro" is a device that inject sqiurrel burrows with propane and oxygen, which sparks an explosion that kills the squirrels and collapses their tunnel. This form of dealing with overpopulations of squirrels is not used often. Is is usually a last resort. This procedure is often deemed a temporary and unethical way of dealing with the problem. Spokane Humane Society Executive Director Dave Richardson called the “killing of native wildlife” a temporary, unethical and reactionary response to a problem that could be solved by limiting the animals’ food supply. Ground squirrels have the natural ability to control their own reproduction. They will only produce offspring if there is sufficient food, water and shelter,” Richardson wrote. “Humans continue to change the ecological balance, and our clumsy attempts to manipulate the environment often produce catastrophic results for wildlife. We can resolve this issue with ground squirrels humanely.”

Tax Day Specials

Today is the official last day to file your Taxes. You don't want to make Uncle Sam upset with you. Every where you turn, people and places are offering deals for tax day. Discounts at restaraunts are Big right now. In some places, McDonalds is offering a "Buy one, get one more for just 1 cent" on the Quarter Pounder w/cheese and Big Mac. So while you are out and about today, take up an offer and Enjoy!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Hard Boiled Eggs

Just as April showers bring May flowers, so do the hard-boiled eggs that arrive via Passover seder or an Easter egg hunt bring us, well, a lot of hard-boiled eggs. What to do with them all?

Many of those who celebrate Easter open a lunch box the first Monday thereafter to be confronted with a big scoop of egg salad. And while that's always an option -- as is the Cobb Salad that centers many an April luncheon -- there are recipes out there beyond the standards. So hide your eggs and eat them too.

First, though, safety is critical. According to the USDA, Easter eggs are safe to eat after the hunt provided you follow a few basic guidelines: Use food-safe coloring to dye the eggs and refrigerate them within two hours of boiling them. Boiling an egg removes a protective coating that occurs naturally on the shell, which leaves the shell vulnerable to bacteria. After the hunt, discard any eggs whose shells have cracked or that nestled in a bacteria-friendly environment such as dirt, hay or anywhere accessible to pets. Don't keep hard-boiled eggs away from the fridge for longer than two hours and use them within seven days of boiling them.

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