If you are a loyal reader you are likely aware that a friend and I run a Non-Profit Rescue Foundation, and since today is World Spay Day I thought I would talk a little more about it! Just over 6 months ago it all began when two strangers met over a box of kittens. Found in a dumpster with their eyes barely opened and covered in spoiled milk, I found a life long friendship in a stranger who was willing to help save these babies! After a few weeks of working together, bottle feedings, and sickness we found out we had so many hopes and dreams in common and decided that rescue would be a passion we could work together. In the 6 months since these 5 little blessings came along we have saved 71 cats and kittens. Today on World Spay Day we have 2 females getting spayed and 3 males getting neutered. In 6 months we have been able to spay or neuter over 30 cats and kittens! From not only our own pockets but from the generous donations of others. We currently have fosters for the first time and it is such a blessing :) most are people who adopted from us early on and love our mission enough to open their doors to a baby. We do keep all of our sick babies, tube fed babies and young unvaccinated babies in our personal homes though. And I have to tell you between two homes right now we have 23 cats and kittens!(not counting personal animals). This blog will continue to talk about family, and quite frankly this Foundation is part of my family. I hope you enjoy getting to watch our babies learn and grow.
Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work right.lol Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like licorice.lol After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li