Recent comments: Bedford Ramblings by Steve Mills http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/ en-us By stevemills -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1528386 That dark one is a sweetheart. She does not come upstairs but when downstairs she is usually around me. Barbie has the distinction of being the longest bottle-fed as a kitten. Her siblings were off several weeks before she finally showed interest in food. We have several like her outside but only one inside (Dede) who used to shy away but is now letting us love on her. She warmed up just before I had a o take her to be fixed. I thought sure she would shy away again but took it well. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:50:58 -0600 By fair share -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1528379 Looks like you are a kitty savant! I have one that looks a lot like your big dark calico. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:52:57 -0600 By stevemills -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1528315 An update on our newest arrival. It appears she is going to make it. Has a nice little tummy now and seems to be adding more tissue around her ribs. As important as her eating and drinking is her eliminating it afterwards and that seems to be "going" well. I am adding a picture to the bottom of the original post since I do not know a way to do it here. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:35:26 -0600 By stevemills -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1528103 You mean to keep them from jumping and overshooting? Good idea. The rock was in case they fell in Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:42:53 -0600 By Tyger -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1528031 Have you thought about building a small bench around the water bowls for kittens to get up on? Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:15:45 -0600 By stevemills -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1527883 If there is such a thing as an amateur vet maybe, but I am not able to compartmentalize my emotions. I don't like losing any of them and especially kittens. I am please how well she is fitting in and being accepted. Of course, very few are actual siblings so maybe they can remember that not too long ago they were new to the 'family' as well. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:17:49 -0600 By fair share -- New kid in town, make that a kitten http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70485#C1527880 Steve, seems like you always have cute kittens! Skin turgor (pinch test) is a good indicator of dehydration. Sometimes I wonder why you aren't a veterinarian. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:39:43 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527628 Thanks Tyger Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:09:06 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527626 Bought two from Tractor Supply. I put a large rock in the center to give foothold in case a young kitten gets in it. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:06:23 -0600 By Tyger -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527582 Update: Tractor Supply has a 6-qt one (This might be too tall for cats.) with a 12" bowl and 65 watts. $ 20.00. The K&H, like I've got, is about $17 on Chewy.com and Amazon. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:18:52 -0600 By Tyger -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527580 I was slight off; it is 96 oz. or 3/4 gallon. The heating element is 25 watts and is built into the bowl. I put it on a piece of foam insulation to keep it off the concrete floor. I think it bowl diameter is about 12". The cord is wrapped in a wire spiral. I bought it, I think, in early 2010; don't remember what I paid. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:08:16 -0600 By stevemills -- Has your blog button disappeared? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70425#C1527182 They put "weather" in that position months ago. When i asked why mybrespinse was, What, it is still there. Yes, technically,but it requires an extra step and "knowing" it is there. The T-G is not alone in this programming mentality. As we move More and more to mobile formats this seems to be happening. Maybe we have a programmer on here who can explain the theory or reasons? Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:53:50 -0600 By sui -- Has your blog button disappeared? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70425#C1527143 The thing is, Steve, you can tell all the people all the details or instructions on how to get to the blogs, but if they don't Scroll down to the bottom of the page where they hide the door to the blogs or click on the menu, which I just learned recently what that was and how that worked,the people will never see your instructions or details on finding the blogs. I guess this 5 letter word was just too much for their masthead. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:39:07 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527112 Yeh, a heated dog bowl might be big enough to keep from watering more than twice a day. I will put my personal shopper on it. :-) Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:47:48 -0600 By stevemills -- Has your blog button disappeared? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70425#C1527110 I have had three emails so far that are asking why they removed the blog. I explained but how many others do not contact me or just figure it is gone. I went through a little writers block before but this does not help the motivation to keep trying. Just sayin'...... Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:35:41 -0600 By Tyger -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527092 Many years ago I bought a heated dog's water bowl for my cats; I think that it holds a half-gallon. Still got it and it still works; I'm down from 21 to 1 (Mike Underfoot), though. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:11:27 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527079 I used to use annokd waterbed heater but had to use such a big container that it did not fit in. I keep four smaller bowls by placing a droplight in a plastic crate then putting the bowl on top. In single digit weather I lose the battle a few hours early in the morning but they don't drink as much in the winter. During summer the ones outside drink 1.5 to 2 gallons a day. Hmmm, come to think of it one or two large ones might be better. Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:02:38 -0600 By horsepoopperson -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527071 Steve, there are many devices to heat water for my horses during freezing weather. Maybe you can look them up on the computer and there would be a way to keep the cats water warm too. It makes it a lot easier for me! Just put them in and plug it in, and so much less work! HP Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:15:21 -0600 By Palindrome -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527027 The cayenne add a layered spiciness and is so good for you. You would be surprised what just a small amount adds to the taste…..As far as the vanilla. Keep a VERY light touch…. Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:32:11 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527014 I see that dip. The long drawn out freezes get me most. Have to get the heat system for our cats watering bowls set up or they will all have frozen bowls. They drink about 1.5 gallons a day out there. Warm months are fine by spreading milk jugs all over but winter condenses the spots and requires more attention. I had not even thought about vanilla. I will put it on the counter to remind me later this morning. Just saw the cayenne pepper. Yikes! Maybe for the garlic version but the... Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:00:36 -0600 By Palindrome -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527012 Already found it…. I am going to add some cayenne pepper just like I do to hot chocolate. Sun, 03 Dec 2017 07:36:55 -0600 By Palindrome -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527010 Yes, Steve, I did use all coconut milk but diluted with water. The other ingredients were : fresh and ground turmeric and ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks,and a bit of honey and coconut oil. I did not use the garlic as you did. My recipe did not call for it and I eat so much garlic that I am probably topped off in that department. I tasted it and then added a couple drops of vanilla as directed by one of the recipes and in retrospect I could enjoy it either way. A shake of cinnamon on top... Sun, 03 Dec 2017 07:30:04 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527009 Great! Did you use coconut milk? How did it taste? Something is improving my mood a little as well although I don't recall that being one of the benefits. Maybe my mood improved because I fixed a broken lawnmower that has been down since late September, or bush-hogged the back field that has been two years since it was last done. ;-/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 06:18:32 -0600 By Palindrome -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1527003 Made it today from one of many recipes available online and will try to follow up every day until I have an opinion about it's worth in my never-ending search to combat my arthritic pain and inflammation …. Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:41:44 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1526967 One article I read said that late 2015 into 2016 started a resurgence. I can't imagine someone watching it that closely but I guess if you are dedicated to its' use. I have been taking the supplement for several years and still do, but something about this golden milk seems to be making a difference. Maybe the fresh ingredients, or heating? I will be interested to hear yay or nay about coconut milk as a replacement for whole milk. Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:58:08 -0600 By Tyger -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1526945 I noticed that the use of turmeric for all sorts of things has been showing up more and more in medical columns. Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:46:10 -0600 By stevemills -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1526871 I like the extra flavors of coconut so i would think one substituting milk should be good. Again, not sure what part the milk plays in addition to flavor but I clarified with her whole, 2% or skim and she clarified whole. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:31:36 -0600 By Palindrome -- Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia. http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70439#C1526870 Very Curious about the affect of this drink. I have written down the recipe for a similar drink made with coconut milk a couple of times and keep meaning to try it. Perhaps now I will……. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:22:42 -0600 By sui -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526695 Palindrome, Sorry your mind can't adjust to reality. You want to play the game you have to play by the rules. Everything you do or don't do on this Earth is a game, but no one understands the rules, so I won't indulge you. If you are old enough or smart enough, you may have heard the old saying, " A man chases a woman until she catches him." It doesn't get any clearer than that! What about all those years of teaching our kids to "Just say NO"? What part of educating your family don't you... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:55:50 -0600 By stevemills -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526680 But what happens after the sweep if we keep raising our kids on the sitcoms and other shows of today? The false or incorrect accusations are why so many object to the death penalty. How does society correct that oops? Actually, those who have been acquitted or erroneosly accused have little chanve of rebuilding their life as it was. One reason why I was so shocked that Matt Laurer was canned after one day. Orbwas it really ine day and ithers are covering their looking the other... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:42:10 -0600 By Tyger -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526603 Isn't it amazing what the takedown of Weinstein has caused! It was like no one knew about the Hollywood casting couch. I think most had kept quiet because they thought that no one would take them seriously. If the perpetrator has admitted to it, he (she?) should be fired; otherwise suspended until proven guilty, and with more accusers on board, more than likely will be. However,there was a recent report one with accusations against a person that turned out to be false; I have heard of others.... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:40:24 -0600 By Tyger -- Has your blog button disappeared? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70425#C1526598 I have found that the more they "improve" a website, the less user-friendly it becomes. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:14:10 -0600 By Tyger -- A new beginning in roasting coffee http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70407#C1526597 Hot with an infuser. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:11:40 -0600 By fair share -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526594 I'm not saying all the alleged abuse cases are like this, but certainly some are. Does anyone wonder how many at the beginning were started or continued as SOP? It would not be unheard of for some (not all) to use/sell their body for personal gain. Seems to be one of the older professions. Sui, can you think of any teenage boy that would complain about getting to have sex with a (female) teacher? If they couldn't keep their mouth shut, they would be bragging, not complaining. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:47:00 -0600 By Palindrome -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526582 Sexual intimidation is not partisan. Sui has just demonstrated from his altered reality that regardless of what a woman does in the circumstance she will ultimately be blamed. That is the way it has been and that is why we need a clean sweep…Sweep….Sweep….. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:54:51 -0600 By sui -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526566 This is a new "Revolution"! The women are destroying the lives of many, many men who were lead to believe that was the way life was played. Why would so many companies set up "Women Abusive" funds for paying off the women who were molested or abused? That was the way the big firms worked back then, just like movie stars had to give something to get ahead. SO did the women who worked for the Tycoons. It was a way of life back then just like Slavery was a thing of the past. That was the way it... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:11:33 -0600 By stevemills -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526554 If I watched anyone, it was Charley. What a disappointment. What do you mean by network? Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:55:26 -0600 By Palindrome -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526550 Steve….. The whole network allows this behavior. I have been living it since the 60's and seriously it is time for a change….. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:25:35 -0600 By Palindrome -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526546 We must enable our children to get jobs without regret and intimidation. They should be able to come home at night and think about progressing up the ladder to their future innocently based on their skills and determination.Something not always easy to do……. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:11:04 -0600 By Palindrome -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526543 Charlie was one of my favorite " go to " news people whom I watched at least 5 days a week for the last 5 years or more. I must tell you, however, when the sexual allegations regarding others hit the CBS Morning News I witnessed every morning a thorough pull back in his demeanor…..I was questioning but still hopeful. However, I really wasn't expecting this. I am so sorry but as his co-anchors stated….We must have a recognition of responsibility NOW….NOW! Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:00:33 -0600 By stevemills -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526540 Thanks for the reference to the WP. This seems like a well researched article and while I still hate to see people lose their careers based on allegations, those surrounding Mr. Rose appear to be overwhelming that he is NOT a nice person. I would have disassociated myself long ago. The executives in this case appear to have allowed this behavior. If all the other cases look like his then the chips fall as they may. Maybe some of the exexutives as well since this appears to have been a... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:41:59 -0600 By Palindrome -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526503 Steve, Charlie Rose was not fired for anything that happened with his 2 main co-hosts. Read the story in The Washington Post. The allegations and firing stem from his own production company and visits to his Long Island home (among others) with assistants and interns for lengths of time for " work " and what they at the time considered to have been inappropriate behavior. While not all situations appear to be actual physical assaults the behavior ( nudity etc.) does read as creepy…. I... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:05:02 -0600 By fair share -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526498 Yep. It is a dangerous time to be a man. At least nowadays, if it gets too hard, we can turn into women if we want. 😆 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:21:59 -0600 By stevemills -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526495 By no means do I mean to minimize someone who as truly been assaulted but the term is really thrown about loosely. Most of what I have been reading has been unwanted advances and casual touching. (An 89 year old, wheel chair bound man "assaulting" a woman by brushing her bottom in a very public setting?) Unless they tell the other person it is unwanted, how are you supposed to know? The two co-hosts with Charley Rose acknowledged that they gave back as much as they got. In other words... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:02:57 -0600 By fair share -- Off with their heads! Another one bites the dust! http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70426#C1526488 No, Steve. You couldn't ruin her world with mere allegations. This one way street doesn't go that way. This sexual misconduct allegation epidemic is the flavor of the month. It will be a big thing for a while then fade to a dull roar for a while. Just doesn't make any sense to me that suddenly after 10, 20, 30, or 40 years, now it is a big deal. If they didn't care enough to holler about it 20 years ago, I don't really care to hear about it now. And it takes two to tango. It is somewhat akin to... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:50:40 -0600 By fair share -- Has your blog button disappeared? http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70425#C1526487 They don't want us to get tooooooo comfortable with it. And they need to change it up once in a while to justify their existence. Not really sure who "they" are tho. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:37:40 -0600 By stevemills -- A new beginning in roasting coffee http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70407#C1526485 If I were closer espoontoon, I would set up fans to blow it your way. :-) How do you brew your tea Tyger? Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:22:50 -0600 By Tyger -- A new beginning in roasting coffee http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70407#C1526459 I see some companies have jumped on the bandwagon and are making cold-brew coffee makers. And most people don't know that ground canned coffee is old coffee. The same with the beans one finds in grocery stores. About fifty years ago, I used to drink coffee, but I found out that when I started driving long distances to horse shows, it would make me nauseous. So, I gave up and switched to tea. My problem now is that the owners of V.J. Tea & Spice retired and closed the doors on a business over... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:35:33 -0600 By espoontoon -- A new beginning in roasting coffee http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70407#C1526443 mmmm...I can almost smell it from here :) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:40:48 -0600 By stevemills -- A new beginning in roasting coffee http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70407#C1526273 You put a smile on my face Tyger. Thanks for remembering. Yes I have but not because of taste. It was less convenient and I had to vye with Deb for refrigerator space. I also acquired a Keurig which with my VitaMix allowed me to fresh grind, then fresh brew small batches. If I was going to brew a bunch up for a party or planned to carry it with me somewhere to heat up as needed, i would still consider doing it. I also missed the aroma of fresh brewed and now get an extra shot... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:46:58 -0600 By Tyger -- A new beginning in roasting coffee http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/70407#C1526259 Have you given up on cold-brewed coffee? I haven't heard you mention it lately. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:08:12 -0600