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I first met Mango about 15 years ago when she was being rehomed by her original owner. She was not a baby even then. She went to a home that worked until her owner married. Now 15 years later she came to me..

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Hi! My name is Mango - Please pray for Rachel to find Glory

I am a Senegal Parrot from Sandia, TX.

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Senegal Parrot

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  Hi Mango, and flock
TiPaul here with a thank you for voting for me as BOTD… and now for helping me to find my way on my way to the 10K club. I could never do it without you! I know I am not alone in this winding road… Dixie, Mikey and Jake are on their way too. Chyna is going for 20K if she can do it before BC shuts down BUT we must all remember we do not want to overtake the bird who is running for BOTM! Thanks again!

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper, Micky - Left Fielder QLD 2013 Beak Leak Champs, Pepper, TiPaul - I'm a teenager today!, Floop and Porky at the County Fair, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

01/12/2014 09:01.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
DAY 2
How are u sweetie? We are praying that everybirdy makes it thru the upcoming storm(s). We will be having below zero temps & a few inches of snow, but nothing like our friends in the far north-eastern states!
Today's topic is: WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EMERGENCY? A medical emergency is a serious and/or life-threatening injury or disease that requires immediate care. In some cases such as bleeding, first aid at home may be the best 1st course of action. Here are some guidelines on when to call ur avian vet.
CALL IMMEDIATELY WHEN UR BIRD HAS/IS:
*doesn't stop bleeding
*blood in droppings or in regurgitated food
*extensive burns
*collapsed or can't maintain balance
*has been poisoned
*puncture wound or deep cut
*cannot breathe
*straining to pass droppings or an egg
CALL SAME DAY WHEN BIRD HAS/IS:
*lost her/his appetite
*an eye injury
*swallowed a foreign object
*low body temp
*mutilating his/her skin
*loose droppings
*develops a sudden swelling on body
CALL NEXT DAY WHEN UR BIRD:
*is excessively thirsty
*seems to have itchy skin
Bird owners are frequently unsure if a problem is truly an emergency. The best thing to do is to follow ur instincts & use good common sense. If there is any doubt in your mind regarding the severity of ur bird's condition, it's best to treat it as an emergency.
Tomorrow's topic will be triage (first aid priorities). See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/02/2014 09:47.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
DAY 1
How are u sweetie? I'm excited to begin my campaign on birdie first aid! First, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Momma Deb, my darling Casey's mom, for making all the awesome campaign pics for me! I couldn't have done it without her!
I will start with a basic first aid kit, which is helpful to have if an emergency occurs. Mom keeps mine in a 19 at storage container w/ lid.
*IMPORTANT PHONE #s-ur vet, emergency clinic & poison control ctr.
*PAPER & PEN to make notes on bird's condition.
*TOWELS for catching & restraining ur bird
*STYPTIC POWDER/STICK (beak & nails only) or CORNSTARCH (can be used on skin)
*SCISSORS, NAIL CLIPPERS & NAIL FILE
*NEEDLE-NOSED PLIERS-to pull broken blood feathers
*PEROXIDE or other disinfectant solution
*EYE IRRIGATION-such as saline or contact wetting solution
*BASIC BANDAGE MATERIAL-such as gauze square & rolls, MASKING TAPE-does NOT stick to feathers
*PEDIALYTE or GATORADE
*EYE DROPPER
*SYRINGES to irrigate wounds or feed sick birds
*PENLIGHT
*COTTON SWABS to apply meds & clean wounds
*BETADINE SOAP-which is anti-bacterial, for foot injuries
*HEATING PAD or HEAT LAMP-home use
*HEAT PACK to keep bird warm during transport; wrap pack in towel - DO NOT apply directly to bird, burns could result.
Tomorrow we will discuss what constitutes an emergency & triage/first aid priorities.
THANK U SO MUCH FOR UR SUPPORT!
See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/01/2014 10:16.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Hi sweetie, Tia here! Im excited to tell u about my BOTM campaign, which will be on bird first aid. I hope u will enjoy my topic. I will start with what should be in a bird first aid kit. Thank you for ur support!
Love & a vote
Tia

I hope u & ur family have a very Happy New Year!

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/01/2014 07:57.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
WOW!! We have lots of stuff to celabrate tonight. A new year comeing in, a new Queen in the castle (ME) and Dixies #61444 hatch day. All at the same time!!

Dec. 31: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!

Yep it’s that day again. We have to get a new calendar!!!

Tomorrow is a new month and a New Year also. It’s out with the old and in with the new.
Make your resolutions now so you can break them sooner.
Like not to bite your human. Or throw your food out of the cage. Not to dump your water bowl over. Or chew your perch out from under your own feet (That’s my birdsonal one). Not to chase the cat and chomp on its tail. (That’s mine also).

But most important of all, remember to be kind to your humans. Only nip them when necessary to keep them in line.

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/31/2013 11:09.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Your attention please !!!!!

Ms Big Baby & Mr Sky have set the date of their wedding!! I will take place on the 19th of Jan, 2014. The time is 7:00 PM on there wedding page # 249741. Every birdie is invited to attend the wedding and the reception to follow.
If BC allows, there will be a honeymoon trip to places around the world in the *Where in the world is Waldo* theme. Birds will be encouraged to guess where they are by the clues that will be posted on the wedding page.

Ms BB & Mr Sky

Dec. 29: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

We have to do a little catching up to see our next object in our part of the galaxy seeing as how it is traveling at 157,838 mph or 254,016 km/h.

We are going to investigate Halley’s Comet today. Yes there was a short note on this comet on Dec. 26th
Halley's Comet is what scientists call a short-period comet. It is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye from Earth and it is the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in a human’s lifetime. It can be seen going around the Sun once every 75-76 years. The farthest it gets from our Sun is just beyond Pluto. (Yea, that planet that is not a planet.)

Astronomers from at least 240 BCE have recorded this comet. Clear records of the comet's appearances were made by Chinese, Babylonian, and medieval European chroniclers, but were not recognized as reappearances of the same object at the time. The comet's periodicity (time period) was first determined in 1705 by English astronomer Edmond Halley, after whom it is now named. Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061.
Scientists call Halleys a dirty snowball cause it is made up of water ice, CO2, and small rocks and cosmic dust. It only has a tail when it gets close to the sun.

No, the tail is not made of feathers. It is stuff that is blown off the surface of the comets body by the sun. The tail when it forms always faces away from the sun.
Haley’s Comet collects small bits and pieces of dirt and ice in its travels out to, in, & back out of the Oort cloud on its travels. Otherwise it would have disappeared a long time ago.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/29/2013 09:10.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi mango
I just found out there are at least 3 other Mangos on BC. And they are Senegal Parrots also. Mabe you are related like Gearge Formans kids names George.

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe we will go.


Dec. 26: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Ok, back into the shuttle. No need for coats or water bottles today. We will all be staying in the shuttle on this trip also.

Today we are off to explore the Oort cloud, a vast area of comets and debris that never formed into planets about 9 trillion miles from the sun.
Scientists call this distance roughly 50,000 AU, (1 astronomical unit = the distance from the Earth to our sun) or nearly a light-year, from our Sun. Warp drive is a must on this trip.

The Oort cloud was named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort in 1950 & is mostly icy comets & other left over debris from the formation of our Solar System. Most of this debrie is frozen water, ammonia, and methane with some rock as cores.

Scientists’ believe comet ISON, which went around our sun on Thurs. the 28th, 2013, passing as close 684,000 miles, came from the Oort cloud. Two Russian amateur astronomers, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok discovered this comet last year with help from the International Scientific Optical Network.
Scientist’s give its chances for survival at forty percent. It could disintegrate. But if it does survive, ISON will be visible in early December without a telescope.

Haley’s comet is a *short-term comet* that comes from this reign of space. Most of our humans have had the opportunely to see Haley’s comet at least once. More on Haley’s comet in a couple of days.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/26/2013 11:28.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Dec 24: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

Ok, Ok already!! Calm down!! Yes I know what day it is. Get your warm coats again cause you will need them.
Every birdie gets in the shuttle. Yes, there are a couple bails of hay in the back. There are apples and carrots in the storage bins also. I have a good supply of cookies and milk too.

Cookie put the cookies back!! LA, no you cant bring your back pack full of glue and glitter.

Yep, we are off to the North Pole. And you all know who lives there. Yes you are right. Its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donder and Blitzen are there also.

Yea, the fat bird in the red suite lives there with his wife and a bunch of Dwarfs who make toys too. The cookies and milk in the bins are for them to eat.

Cookie, get out of the cookie bin !!!

Now hold on, here we go. It’s a very short trip in the shuttle. What’s that you say? No birdie has ever seen the home of Santa Bird!! I have special permission to take us all there by the Big Bird himself. I have the secret code numbers for the force field that protects and hides it from the rest of the world. Ms BB pushes some colored buttons to put the code in the security computer.

Ms BB pushes some more colored buttons on the Navigation control panel & then pushes the BIG green button. Off the shuttle goes. After it lands and the cargo bay door opens some birds pile out carrying a bail of hay, apples & carrots. They head right to the Raindeer stables to see Rudolph and the rest of the galls and feed them the hay.

Yes, all of Santa’s Raindeer are girls!!! Only girl Raindeer have antlers, well most of them, this time of year. Read about it at this site
Are All of Santa's Reindeer Female? - Urban Legends
urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_santas_reindeer. htm

The rest go inside to see the Big Bird himself. One at a time they get to sit on his lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Out comes the milk and cookies.

Cookie, put the cookie back !!!

The two groups change places and it starts all over again. The Raindeer get fed again and Santa Bird gets his lap sat in and gets more cookies and milk. How do you think he got so big!!

Cookie, put the cookies back!!!

Well its time we headed back to our homes so we can get to the sleeping perches early. If you don’t have a fireplace leave the cage door open tonight.

Cookie, you can have a cookie now!!!!!

See Jake, I told you we would get to see Santa Bird!!

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/24/2013 10:45.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
I am off to a late start getting todays adventure due to Dad haveing a Dr app & doing food shopping. He got me some grapes and oranges. He says the stores and parking lots(whatever they are) are a mad house. I will be back larer.

Its rainy and in the mid 30s here. More rain the next couple days.

Dec. 21: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Every birde settle in, it’s a long way out to Uranus. Who giggled?? 2,870,990,000 km (1,783,331,755 miles, Yes that’s in the billions!) to be exact. There are snacks in the storage bins to munch on.

Uranus, the first planet discovered in modern times, was discovered by William Herschel while systematically searching the sky with his telescope on March 13, 1781.

Uranus has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2 on Jan 24 1986. At the time of Voyager 2's passage, Uranus' South Pole was pointed almost directly at the Sun. This is the only planet in our solar system to be so inclined.

Like other gas planets, Uranus has rings, 13 of them in fact. The brightest is known as the Epsilon ring.

Like Jupiter's rings they are very dark but like Saturn's they are made up of fairly large particles ranging from 10 meters in diameter down to fine dust.
Uranus has 27 named moons ranging in size from 789 km to only 5 km.
Well it’s a long trip back. We all have time for a nap before we are home.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/21/2013 12:39.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
says Ms BB with a heavy heart. I just found out we will be loseing our BC next year. I may be the last Queen for a month. Mr Sky & I may not even be able to get marrird on BC!!!
My Dad for one dos not want to go to FB. It is hard to get around in. And every one would see what we blog about.


For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.

Dec. 18: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

We wont be getting out of the shuttle today because there will be nowhere to stand.
That is because we will be at the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest. Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined (the mass of Jupiter is 318 times that of Earth). It is 142,984 km in diameter & has 16 known moons.
Jupiter takes 12 earth years to go around the sun once. That’s a long time to wait for your hatch day!!

It has a very thick gas atmosphere made up of mostly liquid metallic hydrogen toward the center. The outer atmosphere, that’s what we can see, is made up of water, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen in their gaseous stage.

Jupiter was first visited by Pioneer 10 in 1973 and later by Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2 and Ulysses. The spacecraft Galileo orbited Jupiter for eight years.
We are now over The Great Red Spot (GRS) It has been seen by Earthly observers for more than 300 years (its discovery is usually attributed to Cassini, or Robert Hooke in the 17th century).

The GRS is an oval about 12,000 by 25,000 km, big enough to hold two Earths. Other smaller but similar spots have been known for decades. Infrared observations and the direction of its rotation indicate that the GRS is a high-pressure region whose cloud tops are significantly higher and colder than the surrounding regions.

In July 1994, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter after breaking apart with spectacular results. The effects were clearly visible even with amateur telescopes.
Jupiter also has high winds that sometimes top 400 mph. Anybirdie want to go fly a kite? We can’t stay here much longer because the shuttles stabilizers are having a hard time with the high winds.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/18/2013 10:33.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
We have a Abrims M1A1 tank that Keven brought back with him at the KB now!! WE are trying to decide what kind of maham we want to do!!LOL

Dec. 17: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Let’s take a moment to eat a light snack. We all know about the next planet out from the Sun because we live on it!!! It is called the third rock from the sun.

So we are on our way to Mars today. All girls to the back of the shuttle so the boys can be up front. It is there planet!!

Mars has a diameter of 6,794 km and is much smaller than earth but has a surface area about the same as the land surface of Earth because of the water covering 70% of the Earth.



Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War and is known as the red planet.

The first spacecraft to visit Mars was Mariner 4 in 1965. Several others followed including Mars 2, the first spacecraft to land on Mars and the two Viking landers in 1976. Ending a long 20 year hiatus, Mars Pathfinder landed successfully on Mars on 1997 July 4.

In 2004 the Mars Expedition Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" landed on Mars sending back geologic data and many pictures; they were still operating after more than three years on Mars. In 2008, Phoenix landed in the northern plains to search for water. Three Mars orbiters (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and Mars Express) are also currently in operation.

While the average temperature is about 218 K (-55 C, -67 F), Martian surface temperatures range widely from as little as -140 K (-133 C, -207 F) at the winter pole to almost 300 K (+27 C, +80 F) on the dayside during summer.

If you look out the right side you can see Olympus Mons. It is the largest mountain volcano in the Solar System rising 24 km (78,000 ft.) above the surrounding plain. Lets put on space suits & go mountain climbing.

On the left side can be seen Hellas Planitia. This is an impact crater in the Southern Hemisphere over 6 km (3.72 miles) deep and 2000 km (1242.74 miles) in diameter. That was a big rock that hit Mars!!!

We should be glad we are not here during one of this planets dust storms. They can go on for days and have high wind speeds. Scientist mostly agree that there is water (ice) under the two polar caps. And there may be some under the vast central plains.

Hay!!! What was that? Did any other birde see that? Come on, raise your wing if you seen it!! It looked like a green Marten to me.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/17/2013 09:14.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Dec. 16: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Lets get back in the shuttle and strap in. We are off to Venus today. All you boys keep your wings to your selves. Venus IS the planet of love, It is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.


Venus' orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet in our system, with an eccentricity of less than 1%. That means it is almost a perfect circular orbit.
The diameter of Venus is 12,103.6 km (7,520440499 miles). That makes it about 650 miles smaller in diameter than Earth but it is 80% denser than Earth. But the gravity is only 90% of earths so you feel a little lighter here.

Venus (Greek: Aphrodite; Babylonian: Ishtar) is the goddess of love and beauty. The planet is so named probably because it is the brightest of the planets known to the ancients. (With a few exceptions, the surface features on Venus are named for female figures.)
Venus has been known since prehistoric times. It is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon.

The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. It was subsequently visited by many others (more than 20 in all so far), including Pioneer Venus and the Soviet Venera 7, the first spacecraft to land on another planet, and Venera 9 which returned the first photographs of the surface. The first orbiter, the US spacecraft Magellan produced detailed maps of Venus' surface using radar. ESA's Venus Express is now in orbit.

There are no small craters on Venus. It seems that small meteoroids burn up in Venus' dense atmosphere, which is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and several layers of clouds many kilometers thick composed of sulfuric acid.
Good thing there is a force field around the shuttle to keep it away or it would literally melt the metal.

Craters on Venus seem to come in bunches indicating that large meteoroids that do reach the surface usually break up in the atmosphere.
The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is 90 times of that on earth.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/16/2013 07:54.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
The Snowball fight with Charlie & Cheyenne
Litle Angel adds a little sparkles to her snowball and takes aim. She throws her snowball at Charlie, hitting him in the shoulder sending red and yellow sparkle-snow everywhere.....
Cheyenee's snowball lands with a splat on Little Angel's belly sending snow spraying all over her.
"Gotta ya, Gotta ya" she squeals with delight as Little Angel shakes of the snow.
"Hey I though you were on my side?" L.A. giggles and smiles happily.
"All's far in a snowball fight" Cheyenee tells her with a grin
"Come on, let's go see if we can get some hot cocoa and snacks" Charlie calls from behind a bush.
"OK, greyt idea" the girls call back.
The three friends waddle inside leaving a snowy trail behind them. " OH, OH, we better get that cleaned up before we get in trouble with bringing the outside indoors again" Charlie grabs a cloth to dry up the floor while the two girls gather the snow with a small broom and dust pan.
"This way," Cheyenee takes Little Angel by the wing and leads her towards the kitchen...
Little Angel gives her new friend a hug. "I am so happy we met"
Little Angel climbs up on a chair beside Cheyenee, as Charlie climbs up next to them on his own chair.
"MOOOOOOOOOOOM!" he yells loudly, " Can we pleaseeeeeeeee, have some cookies and hot chocolate?"
Little Angel enjoys the warmth after playing outside in the snow. "Wait, Momma Deb packed us a few treats; apple slices, nutri-berries and birdie bread" Little Angel reaches into her ever present back pack. She takes out all her sparkles and glue bottle, her flash lite, her coconut flakes, and finally brings out her treat pack.
"Don't ask about the other things. Once you are on Bird Channel for a while you'll find out from the others I am the Denis the Menace of the bird world"
The three friends giggle and laugh as Little Angel begins to retell some of her wacky adventures and mischief. Like covering King Spot Le' Blaze-atiel in glitter. He's this months Bird of the Month. Maybe I'll sparkle Ms BB too, Little Angel says, then thinks better of that, since she's her brother SKY's fiancee and a whole lot bigger. It'd take too much sparkles and glitter to do a good job" they all laugh and chuckle thinking of how she'd look all covered in sparkles..............
Come tell me a story and visit my new BC friends, Cheyenne and her frother Charlie -240049. A pair of fun loving Sun Conures.
hugs and glitter
Little Angel

Come visit me, Tell Me a Story, thank you for BOTD.

12/15/2013 05:27.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Good morning every birdie !!!
Geeee!! Do you early birds ever sleep in??? LOL

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.



Dec. 15: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Every birdie get back in the shuttle and strap in. Today we are going to Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest planet. It dos have a very thin atmosphere consisting of atoms but they get blasted off its surface by the solar wind.

We don’t want to get out of the shuttle here. The temp can be from -270°F when it’s dark to +800°F in the sun, (-168°C to +427°C).
This planet is only 4,880 km in diameter, slightly bigger than the diameter of Earths Moon at 2,160 miles (3,476 km). This also means a 1 lb bird would only weigh 1/3 of a lb. No need to go on a diet!!!

In Roman mythology Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods. The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across Earth’s sky.


Look over there and you can see MESSENGER. It was sent by NASA in 2004 and it started orbiting Mercury in 2011 after several flybys. Its first flyby in Jan 2008 provided new high quality images of some of the terrain not seen by Marriner 10.

Mercury, like Earth’s Moon is pockmarked with impact craters. Scientists believe the only water on this planet is at its North Pole in the shadows of the big craters there.
Hold on. We are going back to the Earth now. The shuttle lands at the KB and powers down. Dos every birdie have there Earth legs back? Lets go to the food tent at the KB for something to eat. I’m buying!!!

Read more about our space travels at nineplanets.org. This is where I got most of the info for our off Earth trips.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/15/2013 09:36.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.

Dec. 14: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Back to the Moon we go. Yes, the artificial gravity unit has been fixed. Maybe we will see the Man in the Moon today. We are crater looking today. To be able to see the largest craters we will be at an altitude of 2 miles above the Moon.

We will start on the backside of the Moon to see Hertzsprung. It is always dark there so BB turns on the shuttles outside floodlights. That is it coming up on the right side. It is the largest at 591.0 km (1,938,976.38ft) (367.23 miles) wide. That’s as wide as the state of Mo. folks. There are many smaller craters inside of this crater. The walls have also been hit numerous times.

Now over to the side facing our Earth for the Apollo crater. It is 537.0 km wide (333.7 miles). Apollo has many smaller craters inside it also.
Now we will drop down to just a few hundred feet above the Moon to see some of the smallest ones.

Off to the left is Heymans at 50.0 km wide (31 miles). And over there is Evdokimov at 50.0 km wide. There are lots of craters smaller than these two. Some only a foot across. The bigger the crater the bigger the space rock that hit the Moon.

Did you just feel that bump? We just passed over the highest spot on the moon. It is Mons Huygens at 4.7 km (2.9 miles) high and is named after Christian Huygens, a astronomer. No it dos not have snow on it !!

Over there on the right is Mons Hadley at 4.6 km ( 2.8 miles) high and it is the 2nd highest spot and is named after John Hadley, a inventor. Anybirdie want to get out and climb one of these mountains? There are spacesuits in the storage bins so you can make a moon angel in the dust.

Ms BB

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12/14/2013 03:15.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello again
Are you being a good birdie??

Dec. 13: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.
Only 12 more days till the big bird in the red suit comes!

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

You won’t be needing warm coats or rain coats today. Today we are leaving the confines of the Earth’s gravity. We are headed to the moon. Don’t worry, the shuttle is space worthy. I had Geordi La Forge do a level 1 diagnostic on it last night. There are little bags attached to all the perches. That’s in case the artificial gravity goes out.

Humans have left almost 400,000 pounds of man-made material on the surface including more than 70 vehicles. Any birdie want a ride on one of the rovers they left here?
Humans have brought 382 kg of the Moon back to Earth by Apollo and Luna missions. The Moon rocks are now in collections all over Earth. Why bother!! A bird cant play with a bunch of rocks!!!

Look out the right side windows and you will see the first spacecraft to crash into the Moon. It was the Soviet Luna 2 rocket on Sept. 14th 1959 and it was crashed on purpose. Yes, the Soviets were the first to the moon. But 10 years later, in 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

On the same side coming up is the crash site of the USA Ranger 4 in 1962. It too was crashed on purpose.
The first spacecraft to soft land was Luna 9, USSR, in 1966. Yep, the Soviets were first again! Surveyor 1, USA, soft landed the same year. Many more craft have crashed or soft landed on the moon. Some did not crash on purpose!!!

Apollo 11 was the first mission to land humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Keep looking and you will see boot prints and wheel tracks. There are 7 American flags scattered around the moon. 6 of these flags are beveled to be still standing on their poles. There is said to be 1 Soviet flag here that was carried by that rocket that crashed here on September 14th, 1959.
There are also golf balls from Alan Shepard's driving practice during Apollo 14, and Alan Bean's silver astronaut pin.
Here we have the Fallen Astronaut statuette left by the crew of Apollo 15 to honor the 3-crew members that died in the Apollo 1 crew module fire on January 27, 1967.
May we have a moment of silence for
Virgil "Gus" Ivan Grissom, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Edward Higgins White, II, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Roger Bruce Chaffee, Lieutenant Commander, USN
Thank you.

Out the left side windows you can see the descent stages from Apollo 11 LM-5 (Eagle) and Apollo 12 LM-6 (Intrepid).

Apollo astronauts have left numerous reflectors that Scientists can bounce lasers off of to determine the exact distance from the Earth to the Moon. They were left there by the Apollo 11, 14, and 15 astronauts and by the Lunokhod 1 and Lunokhod 2 USSR unmanned missions.
These are what Sheldon, Leonard, Radgish & Howard bounce a laser beam off of on Th

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12/13/2013 09:54.08 AM Report This Comment  
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Dad had some human stuff to do today so I am way behind on blogen todays adventure.

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Dec. 12: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

OK, every birdie in the shuttle. Ms BB sets the nav ‘putter for K2 (Yes, that’s its name) It is the second-highest mountain on Earth. Once you have been to the highest this is a let down. (Pun intended).

It is located on the border between Baltistan, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611-m (28,251 feet), K2 is also the highest point in Pakistan.
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain because of its extreme difficulty of ascent. It is said that this mountain is harder to climb than Mount Everest.
For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. It is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side because it is much more hazardous to reach the summit from the Chinese side.

The first serious attempt to climb K2 was undertaken in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein, Aleister Crowley, Jules Jacot-Guillarmod, Heinrich Pfannl, Victor Wessely and Guy Knowles. They did not make it to the top.

An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.

Ms BB

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12/12/2013 02:15.04 PM Report This Comment  
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All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Dec. 11: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

Its Hump Day. What better day to go where we are headed!

I hope no birdie is afraid of heights cause we are off to the highest spot on Earth. Tomorrow will be the 2nd highest spot.

1st up, (yea that’s a pun!), we have Mount Everest, at 29,035 feet above sea level.
In 1856, the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m) was established by the Great Trigonometric of British India. The 29,029 ft that is the mostly widely height accepted was first determined by an Indian survey in 1955.
There have been many other measurements taken by other countries but they are all around the same. When you get that high what is a couple feet!!!

In 1865, Everest was named after Sir George Everest by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India.
Although Tibetans had called Everest "Chomolungma" for centuries, Waugh was unaware of this because Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners.
There is a lot of conflict over the mountain because the international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.
If you were hatched at the top what country would you call yours???

The first successful ascent and decent of the mountain was made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29 May, 1953.
219 Humans have gone to the Human Rainbow Bridge since 1922 when the mountain was first tried to be climbed.
Why climb mountains when you can take a helo to the top like Didier Delsalle did

In May 2005, pilot Didier Delsalle of France landed a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter on the summit of Mount Everest. That is the highest a helo has ever flown.

Ms BB

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12/11/2013 07:20.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
Thank you for your support and your votes.

Dec. 10th: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

Grab the long underwear and those big warm coats again. You are going to need them again today. The shuttle is taking us to the 2 coldest places on Earth today. I have hot drinks in the storage bins for anybirdie who gets cold. And electric blankets also. If you don’t want to get out you don’t have to. Myself, I am stayen in the pilot’s seat.

Verkhoyansk, Russia is our first stop.
According to the 2002 census, Verkhoyansk has 1,434 hardy residents who live in the deep Siberian wilderness. It was founded as a fort in 1638 and serves as a regional hub in cattle breeding and tin and gold mining. Located 1,500 miles south of the North Pole, Verkhoyansk was used to house political exiles between the 1860s and early 20th century.

In January the average temperature is minus 50.4 degrees F and mean monthly temperatures stay below freezing from October through April. In 1892, residents recorded the still all-time low of minus 90 degrees F.

Now back to the shuttle to warm up with some hot drinks and we are off to the 2nd coldest spot on Earth.

Well, here we are in Oymyakon, Russia.
Folks in Oymyakon take exception whenever Verkhoyansk lays claim to being the coldest location pointing out that they recorded a low of minus 90 degrees F on Feb. 6, 1933. Depending on whom you ask, 500 to 800 people call Oymyakon home, a three-day drive from Yakutsk. Schools stay open through minus 52 degrees.

The village is named after a local hot spring, which some residents tap during the winter by breaking through a thick crust of ice rimming the warm water. Anybirdie want to take a dip?? Oymyakon's tourism board has promoted the town as a perfect destination for adventure travelers hungry for a taste of the extreme.

Ms BB

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12/10/2013 07:34.57 AM Report This Comment  
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Hello. My name is Miss Big Baby (Ms BB for short). Mr. Dixie gave me your name & page #.

I am running for BOTM and I would like to ask you for your vote each day this month. I would like to get more votes than my
fiancée Mr Sky did. He has 1400 of then and it is close to the record.

I have a daily adventure that I could post to your page if you would like me to. My page is #11078.

Thank you, Ms BB

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12/09/2013 03:55.58 PM Report This Comment  
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APPLE CRUMB PIE



FRUIT FILLING:

6 cups of tart apples
1 cup of sugar
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

TOPPING:

1 cup of brown sugar,firmly packed
1 cup of butter,melted
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ cups of rolled oats
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

TO MAKE THE FRUIT FILLING:

1. Wash,pare,core and slice the apples.
2. Mix together the apples,sugar,cinnamon,and vanilla extract.
3. Arrange this mixture in a buttered 9-inch pie plate.

TO MAKE TOPPING:
1. Combine the brown sugar,butter,flour,oats,and cinnamon.
2. Crumble the topping over the apples,but not on the rim of the pie plate.
3. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
4. Serve in wedges with whipped or ice cream.

It's a really cold day here today just about 32 degrees and the wind was really whipping out there this morning! I'm really glad that I don't have to be outside today,even our bird bath outside for the wild birds is frozen again!
Wishing you a great Sunday and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/24/2013 08:26.11 AM Report This Comment  
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TURTLE PUMPKIN PIE



¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. Caramel ice cream topping,divided
1 graham pie crust(6oz.)
½ cup plus 2 tbsp chopped pecans,divided
2 pkg.(3.4 oz. each)jello vanilla flavor instant pudding
1 cup cold milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1 tsp. Ground nutmeg
1 tub (8 oz. Cool whip,whipped topping,thawed,divided
Pour ¼ cup caramel topping into crust; sprinkle with ½ cup nuts.

Beat pudding mixes,milk,pumpkin and spices with whisk until blended. Stir in 1 ½
cups cool whip. Spoon into crust.

Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with remaining cool whip,caramel topping and nuts just before
serving.


We had rain here all day and Mom had to go out and get our turkey with Nana.They did more shopping and what a time Mom had,she was wheeling the cart with all their groceries out to the parking lot in the rain trying to avoid the puddles and the other cars and the rain getting the groceries all wet,she packed the car and started to leave the parking lot when Nana spotted a package that looked just like the one Mom bought,ground chicken in the parking lot surrounded by sea gulls having a party tearing the package apart and chowing down the contents! Nana said to Mom did you put your ground chicken in the cooler bag and Mom wasn't sure she remembered seeing it when she put the groceries in the car,she quickly re parked the car and opened the trunk and checked her bags and found out that package was hers the sea gulls just had a big feast on!She ran to get it but it was gone eggcept for a few pieces of the raw ground chicken.She scooped up the whole torn apart package,wet soggy bag that they packed it in and all and brought it back to the store!The guy at the service desk didn't even want to touch it but after he placed it in another bag and wiped the counter with disinfectant he gave Mom her money back!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Love always,King Dixie

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11/23/2013 07:48.04 AM Report This Comment  
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Spot Le'Blaze-atiel,242573
Wow! Mrs. Sweetpepper and her husbird,Mr. Kiddo did a greyt job with the pinecone turkeys! We are very happy to see so many of you enjoying the old-fashioned crafts we're doing! Also, many of you have left tips on some differant things that can be done with our craft ideas.
For instance, Miss Falco tells us to roll them in peanut butter and bird seed and hang them out for the wild birds! Greyt idea! At this time of the year, we should all be mindful of our wild friends and what the winter months hold for them. Some birds migrate, but a lot don't, so a little eggstra food hung outside for them is a real blessing to our wild friends! Just remember to hang them where the little birds can keep a greyt lookout for the 'birds of prey' out there! We were also glad to see that some of you have actually made some of the craft turkeys in school, you know, back in the 'dark ages'!Hahaha!!!
Uhoh, gotta run, mom heard that!
Oh, one other tip, remember to pray for those who are in need this year, and volunteer your time to help! This can be the best season of the year when we remember to act out the love of God to others!
Happy Crafting, and Happy Giving!
Luv, Spot?

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11/21/2013 05:14.23 PM Report This Comment  
  November 20th Spotlight on Caring
Novemebr 20th Spotlight on Caring
Hello every bird, SKY here with our continuing SPOTLIGHT on CARING featuring our good friends Polly, Zippy and their Mom Karen.

SKY; Please continue. Did you get another bird right away?
Mom Karen; No, After taking the opportunity of not having pets to paint and refloor the house,we got another budgie. This time thru the family owned pet store “Preuss”; they advertised in Bird Talk and have a well trained staff in their bird room.
SKY; When did Polly join your family?
Mom Karen; Shortly thereafter, mom was told by another parent at the Middle School that the science teacher was looking to rehome a parrot. This was Polly.
SKY; Did you run into any difficulties when you made the choice to add Polly to your home?
Mom Karen; Polly came to us rather neurotic. We are her 4th known home. She had been taken to a vet and just started on a pelleted diet. Feathers had just started filling in again. She also had a missing toe.

My husband did a bit of looking on the internet about Quakers. Mom just wanted a larger parrot that might live longer than a budgie. Polly was to be my daughter's bird. They did bond well.
Not really understanding the feeding habits of a bigger bird, I may have unintentionally 'starved' Polly initially. She had a food cup FULL of dust or crumbs--but she does not eat dust, crumbs (the cockatiel DOES she eats the pellet dust, crumbs), so I was waiting for the food dish to go down.
My daughter was in high school with all the activities of that time of life. Polly did not get consistent attention, though she did appear in a few video projects.
SKY; Was there any problems that developed from this inconsistent interaction?
Mom Karen; He started pulling feathers again, so I took him to MSU to a vet who taught avian vet medicine. She is the mother-in-law of one of the two avian vets we see at the vet clinic we use. She did not push me to get the $200+ blood work done, and my spouse is not keen on spending on pets, so that was not done until this vet retired and we saw our current vet. He did NOT ask, just did and charged. But that began me becoming VERY familiar with the clinic.

Polly needed vitamin A injections a couple times each year. We tried several kinds of collars. We tried the vet version of prozac. Eventually we took him off the drug because he was too lethargic. Thru the process of being on this drug I had to learn HOW to inject him. That was a bit nerve wracking for me.
See you next week with the conclusion of our interview with Polly, Zippy and Mom Karen.
with a heart filled with love
SKY

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11/21/2013 03:10.28 PM Report This Comment  
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APPLE PIE A LA ZING


4 cups pared,sliced apples 1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups fresh cranberries ¾ cup chopped walnuts(optional)
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar pastry for a 9 inch two crust pie
1/3 cup flour

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine all ingredients,except pastry,in a medium
mixing bowl; mix well. Pour into a pastry lined pie plate. Cover with top crust.
Seal edges and cut several slits in top crust. Bake 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Cover edges with foil if they begin to brown too quickly. Makes 1 9 inch pie.

We woke up to a freezing cold morning and it should go up to 40 degrees.It's a bright sunny day here but the sun isn't doing much for keeping things warm!Mom is staying home with us today and we got an early morning shower which felt good,my frother Kallie tried to take a shower with his water bottle so that gave Mom the hint that we needed a shower!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/21/2013 12:25.51 PM Report This Comment  
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COOL AND EASY STRAWBERRY PIE



2/3 cup boiling water
1 pkg.(4 serving size)strawberry flavor jello
ice cubes
½ cup cold water
1 tub (8 oz.)cool whip whipped topping,thawed
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 ready to use reduced fat graham cracker crumb crust(6 oz.)
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries



Stir boiling water into dry jello mix in large bowl at least 2 minutes until
completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure I cup. Add
to jello; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice.

Add whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in chopped
strawberries. Refridgerate 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is very thick and
will mound. Spoon into crust.


Refridgerate 6 hours or overnight until firm. Top with sliced strawberries. Store
in refridgerator.

Makes 8 servings,1 piece each

Mom was gone all day taking Nana to the eye surgeon over the Bridge. She had a 2:30 appointment and they got there right on time,they had to wait til after 3 before they even saw Nana, the nurses checked her out and had to wait back in the waiting room til the Dr came back to see her! Well,Mom and Nana were waiting in one waiting room then another and it wasn't until after 4:00 that the Dr finally called Nana in.Mom was a nervous wreck because it was really getting dark outside and she was a long distance from home. Nana didn't get done with the dr until after 4:30 and Mom was driving home in the darkness!She made it over the Bridge and home by 6:30.Nana is getting a new script for glasses and it looks like the double vision is staying,something to do with getting older,things change and happen.Its been a real long day and Mom is soo tired,I'm sooo sorry my visit is short but I've got to let my frothers get their turns in and then let Mom get some rest!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,Dixie

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11/20/2013 04:55.10 PM Report This Comment  
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VERMONT APPLE CRISP



6 apples
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup oats
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ nutmeg
1/3 cup margarine

Mix all ingredients together in baking dish in 350 degree oven for one hour

I do hope you enjoy this recipe which is easy and simple to make and comes out so good! Its great for a cold fall day or night! you can top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/19/2013 03:53.41 PM Report This Comment  
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Spot Le'Blaze-atiel,242573
Well, today I have two special guests, Taz and Ranebeau! We are making a bird ornament!
1. Fold a piece of craft paper in half. Lightly draw an outline of a bird on the paper. Make sure that the head and tail are on the fold.
2. Cut out the shape, then cut a half inch slit where the wings would come out.
3. Take another piece of paper, the same or as we have done, a different color. This paper should be about 5inches long. Fold it in half. Cut a curve in the open end of the paper.
4. Open the paper and fan-pleat it in a very fine pleat, slightly less than the slit on the bird!
5. Push the fan through the slit so the fold lands in the middle of the bird.
6. Gently pull the bird out about half an inch to give it a 3 D effect.
7. Bend the wings slightly up and spread out the fans.
8. Draw an eye on each side of the bird.
9. Punch a small hole at the top of the birds back and put a ribbon through for hanging.
You have now made a bird ornament!
If you or your parronts are not very crafty(Chyna) just make a single layer bird by drawing a bird shape out of paper, cutting it out and hanging it. Different types and patterns of paper may be used! Soon you will have a whole flock of birds to hang proudly on your tree!
Happy crafting!
Luv, Spot?

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11/18/2013 02:13.20 PM Report This Comment  
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SPINACH AND CHEESE CALZONE


1 package refrigerated pizza dough
½ onion sliced
½ cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
½ cup kalamata olives (optional)
1 10 oz. Bag of baby spinach
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded mozzarella
3 oz. Chopped feta

Saute spinach until wilted over medium heat.
Saute onion and mushroom until soft and slightly browned.
Mix all ingredients and set aside.

Spread pizza dough onto cookie sheet(use either corn meal or cooking spray to
keep from sticking)

Place ingredients on dough and wrap.

Brush top with melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce. Servers 4

Its such a windy wet day here but at least its warm out!The leaves are just scattered everywhere again after Dad and skin bro had the yard looking half ways decent!Mom is home with us all day today and she's planning on getting some baking done,I saw that she bought some apples so I hope she makes something good with them!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/18/2013 11:16.01 AM Report This Comment  
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Spot Le'Blaze-atiel, 242573!
Today's blog is not about how to make a tree, or any ornament. Today, I want to talk about friendship and love.
You can't imagine how sweet it is to see all my friends on BC supporting my campaign! When I see all the votes, sometimes I want to cry. Not from sadness, but from the pure joy of havinb such wonderful and loyal friends! I'm enjoying sharing these crafts with you and hope you all are trying them at home with your flocks and your parronts! After all, making decorations for Christmas reminds us on a daily basis of the love God showed for us in sending His son to show us how to live!
I think the world has suffered a lot through the commercialization of Christmas. Bringing back the idea of a home made Christmas brings us together(just look at my friends who have come over to help!) in an atmosphere of joy and peace and love.
Special thanks go out to all of you who have helped in unseen ways, particularly my adopted G-ma, Deb! Seeing all of you working and producing such beautiful ornaments truly make the tree special!
OK, enough mush! Tomorrow, Taz and Ranebeau are coming over to help make bird ornaments!
Be sure to look at the trees in the gallery so you can see the variety that can be made!
Happy crafting!
Luv, Spot?

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11/17/2013 06:32.29 PM Report This Comment  
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PUMPKIN PIE


Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin(approx. 2 cups)
1 (14 oz.)can sweetened condensed Milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1(9inch)unbaked pie crust

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin,sweetened condensed milk,eggs,spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust.
2. Bake 15 minutes.Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F,bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired.
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This recipe is being sent out for Pookie Pot Pie!
Mom had her laundry all hung on the line and it was a cloudy day but yet there was some sunshine here and there and she just looked out the window to get ready to take them in and it was really raining out there,she and dad had to rush to pull them all in and take them down to the cellar to put in the dryer! So much for fresh lined dried clothes! It wasn't supposed to rain til tomorrow! Dad was raking leaves and had to stop doing that also!Now its a dark dreary dismal wet day! I'm hoping your day is bright sunny and warm filled with love and attention! I do hope you enjoy this recipe for pumpkin pie!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/17/2013 02:16.23 PM Report This Comment  
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Spot Le'Blaze-atiel,242573
Here's Saturdays blog early! As you can see, we are making table top stand alone trees! They are very easy, even though they look hard!
1. Decide how many sides you want. Two pieces of paper, folded and cut into a tree shape make a very simple tree.
2. staple or sew the creases and unfold to make perpendicular sides. More pieces of paper make a fuller tree.
3. Once you have as many sides as you want, you can cut out ornament shapes, like stars and balls and glue them to the tips of the branches.
My preference is three pieces of paper, cut and unfolded. This gives you more room than the one in the picture to decorate! You can also add little tiny bows and a star or angel on top!
Again, let your imagination run wild!
To answer a couple of questions, craft paper is the same as construction paper, and you can add glitter if you want, just stay away from Little Angel!
Also, you can make a beautiful tabletop display with cotton ball snow, and lots of tiny trees! Sprinkle a little glitter(preferably white) on the 'snow' and it will look quite fetching!
Happy crafting!
Luv, Spot?

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11/16/2013 04:23.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
HOT APPLE CIDER


1 stick of cinnamon
4 whole cloves
4 whole allspice
1 small piece of cheesecloth
1 quart of apple cider


1. Place the spices in the cheesecloth and tie up into a small bag.
2. Pour apple cider into a medium saucepan.
3. Add spice bag and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove spice bag.
5. Serve immediately.

I'm hoping you will enjoy this recipe for the hot apple cider as its really good on a cold winter evening and it goes well with the Thanksgiving dinner!
Mom is planning on staying home with us all weekend eggcept for one trip out later on from 3 to 5:30 but then she's all ours for the rest of the weekend! I do hope you are having a wonderful weekend filled with lots of Mom time and head scritches! Don't forget to go to Name That Tune(pg#213616) and list your song guesses there to win an awesome juke box of your own!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/16/2013 10:38.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Spot Le'Blaze-atiel,242573
Hi, everybirdy! Today, we will be making 'Victorian cone ornaments'! They look complicated but are very easy.
I have Pringle and Sam I Am to work on them with me! I'm sure they will do a fantastic job!
1. Cut a piece of craft paper in a cone shape. (Put a pencil on a string. Hold the string on one corner of the paper and swing the pencil lightly over the paper in a semi-circle. Cut it out.)
2. Decorate the cone with gold or silver edging, or ribbon.
3.Using glue carefully, glue on or, if you're talented, draw designs on the paper.
3. Glue(or staple) the edges of the cone together and put a ribbon or piece of fishing line on the top by putting a hole on each side of the cone top. Take care and put the holes on the sides away from the join so you won't see it after hanging the ornament!
5. Put goodies in the cones, and hang them on your tree!
You can also put them in glasses on your table with everybirdies name on them as a party favor your guests can take home!
You can do them in any color you want, but again, mom wants that co-ordinated decorator look!Hehee!
Happy crafting!
Luv, Spot?

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11/15/2013 10:37.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
CRANBERRY JELLY


4 cups of cranberries
1 piece of cheesecloth
1 cup of water
2 cups of granulated sugar
(this recipe can be made a couple of days in advance)


1. Pick over and wash the cranberries.
2. Bring water to a boil
3. Add the berries to the boiling water
4. Boil until all berries burst,approximately 10 minutes
5. Pour the berries into a sieve lined with cheesecloth and suspend over a bowl.
6. Let the cranberry juice drip undisturbed for at least 1 hour.
7. Return the juice to the saucepan and add the sugar.
8. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil slowly,stirring constantly until all the sugar has dissolved.
9. Continue to boil for about 5 minutes or until the mixture falls in a sheet from the spoon.
10. Pour at once into a wet mold,or sterilized glasses.
11. Chill for several hours until set; unmold when ready to serve.
I do hope you enjoy this recipe for the Thanksgiving feast! Mom always loves homemade cranberry sauce over the canned in the stores! I'm so sorry I'm late with getting this out but Mom has been so busy lately trying to get some things done in the house before she has to go out all day tomorrow to take Nana for her errand runs and to get skin bro the things he wants Mom to pick up for him!And maybe in there somewhere she'll get to do what she has to do!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/14/2013 06:15.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
STUFFED CELERY


1 bunch of celery
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces of blue cheese,softened
1/3 cup of (chopped walnuts or pecans,(optional)
paprika


1. Wash the celery and trim off the bottom of the bunch.
2. Remove as many strings as possible.
3. Cut each stalk horizontally into 3 pieces;trim off some of the leaves.
4. Blend the cream cheese,blue cheese,and nuts.
5. With a spatula or butter knife scoop the cheese mixture into the celery troughs. Sprinkle the stuffed stalks with paprika.
6. Keep well chilled until served.

It's really cold here with the snow still laying on the ground from yesterday! At least the sunshine is out strong but I don't think that snow will ever melt with these cold temperatures! I do hope you enjoy this recipe of the day! It makes a great appetizer while one is waiting for the turkey to be carved!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/13/2013 09:29.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, The Spotlights have returned to BC
Spotlight on Caring with Polly, Zippy & Mom Karen
Hello every birdie, it is SKY with this weeks SPOTLIGHT on CARING with my goofy, fun loving buddies Polly, and Zippy and their Momma Karen
SKY; When did you first become interested in birds? How did you become a bird owner?
Momma Karen; My grandmother had a pair of budgies that she allowed free in the house when I was young. They would go to her and 'talk' with her, imitate and call the outdoor birds. Grandma also fed the outdoor birds and would have jays and other birds sit on her as she offered them seeds. Seeing the different birds going to her is what started my interest.
Sky; Please tell us all, when did you first join Bird Channel? Polly; Momma joined B.C. in 2008.

SKY; How are you involved with birds in general? Momma Karen; I just talk about birds all the time in the various social settings I find myself in.
Sky; Momma Karen, could you tell us about the birds in your life, both past & present?
Momma Karen ;As a child I had a budgie that I had purchased from a dime store. Somehow it ended up with mites, I think. This was back in the 1960s, so there was no vet care and I was very ignorant. The poor thing died when I was on vacation with my family. He was well tended by the before mentioned grandmother. After my 5th human child, the family wanted a pet. Friends were breeding budgies at that time and gave us one for me taking care of the birds (and mice, and rabbits) while they were on vacation. I learned about the sensitivity of their breathing with this one. I moved our 'pet' back into the family space too soon after spraying for lice—we were having great difficulty getting rid of lice. About the time Orion died, Loki was hatched. The same friends let us have a 'replacement'. Still learning about avian vets, Loki lived for 8 years, but died because of a tumor. We had not found an avian vet.
to be continued next week
with my heart filled with love
SKY 224183

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11/12/2013 07:57.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
VELVETY BROWN GRAVY

¼ cup of drippings from the bird
4 tablespoons of flour
2 cups of warm water or giblet cooking water
salt and pepper to taste



1. When the turkey is done,place on a platter and cover loosely with foil.
2. Pour the drippings from the roasting pan into a 2 cup measuring cup. Reserve ¼ cup of this liquid.
3. Pour reserved liquid and 1 cup of water into the roasting pan and over medium heat,stir and scrape the dark bits stuck to the pan;these will lightly brown the liquid.
4. Whisk the flour into the roasting pan mixture until well blended.
5. Gradually add the remaining cup of liquid to the roasting pan,stirring constantly.
6. Continue to heat over a low flame until the gravy boils and thickens to velvety smoothness.
7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

I'm sending this recipe out early tonight because Mom is going out tomorrow and may not get back in time again so that this way everybirdie will have the recipe without having to wait for it!
Wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/11/2013 04:06.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
A sticky situation
Spot LE' Blaze-atiel 242573

The Castle Guards quickly open the gates to allow SPOT and Little Angel to pass by. They smile politely with a concerned look to their eyes. Every time Little Angel visits something happens. Maybe today she won't get into any mischief.
"Oh No here comes Little Angel and with all that glitter and glue! I have got to find a place to hide or find a nice raincoat so that if, she decides to take out the glue and glitter and there's some kind of mishap I won't be getting it all over my feathers!" King Dixie runs to don a long raincoat, hanging in his closet that has a nice deep hood on it so he's totally covered before he goes down and welcomes Spot and Little Angel into the Castle.
"Welcome Spot" King Dixie calls as he descends the long winding staircase. Shaking wings with Spot, then giving him a big Conure welcome hug. "I'm happy to see you two."
King Dixie throws his wings around his Little Angel, giving her a soft beakie kiss. Little Angel smiles as she carefully opens the glue behind King Dixie's back. "Little Angel, what are you planning to do with that glue in your wing?"
"Nuffin. I was just checking it, that's all" Little Angel says with a sassy grin.
"That's good" King Dixie says with a sigh. " we don't want any glue and glitter accidents, today!" King Dixie leads the two friends into the large hall where the preparations for Thanksgiving are under way.
"I brought some colored leaves so we can make a center piece for the Royal banquet"
L.A. piles them onto the table. We can glue them to a paper plate and add sparkles and maybe a few pine cones." She looks at the leaves and says,
"I have an idea King Dixie" L.A. looks around, " DIXIE? SPOT? Where did you go?"
"Here" they say from behind a big armchair, " we thought maybe we'd dropped something way over here."
"Ok come on" L.A. says grinning happily. " How much mischief can we get into making a decoration?"
Cautiously Spot and King Dixie come out of hiding. "Ok, we will all work together on this" Spot says getting a paper plate from the big craft cupboard. He takes some craft paper, pine cones , and ribbon to the table.

Little Angel claps her wings eggcitedly as she lays everything out neatly. King Dixie takes the paper plate and holds it while L/A. squirts glue onto it. Spot lays red, yellow, orange and crimson leaves in the wet glue. Next King Dixie places the pine cones in a pretty arrangement.
"All we need is sparkles now. L.A. opens the orange, green, red and yellow bottles.
"Just a second, we need the blue sparkles." she races tot he craft cupboard and hurries back. Suddenly Little Angel trips on a toy laying on the floor, landing with a splat on the opened glue bottle sending wet, sticky glue flying all over SPOT and King Dixie. "AHHHH, AHHH CHUUU" L.A. sneezes causing the sparkle bottles to tip over and......
luv Spot

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11/11/2013 01:05.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
GREEN BEANS IN AN HERB SAUCE


1 ½ pounds of green beans
¼ cup butter
¾ cup of minced onion
1 clove of garlic,minced
¼ cup minced celery
¼ cup of minced parsley
¼ teaspoon of dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

1. Wash and remove the ends and strings of the beans.
2. Add the beans to enough lightly salted boiling water to cover.
3. Boil for 5 minutes,or until just tender. Drain and set aside.
4. Meanwhile,melt the butter in a medium saucepan;add onions,garlic, and celery. Saute until the onions are translucent,stirring occaisonally.
5. Add the parsley and rosemary.
6. Simmer for 8 minutes.
7. Toss well with the drained,cooked beans.

I'm sorry I'm late again with my deliveries but skin sis came over yesterday and took up all of Mom's time! I'm hoping you enjoy the day and I'm wishing you a great day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses! Love always,King Dixie

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11/11/2013 07:06.00 AM Report This Comment  
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