Portzelki: Frying in the New Year

Here's the annual New Year's "cookie" at our house - jawohl!

This "cookie" is really like a raisin doughnut. Barry likes them sans the raisins.

Portzelki - a doughnut made at midnight to ring in the New Year. Since it's a push to stay up (let alone cook at that hour) these have turned into New Year's morning treats made while New Year's Day parade airs in the background.

recipe goes here...

This tends to conclude the holiday food festivities. Shortly after this we move to a vegetable soup detox program for the week to recover from the holidays.How about you?

Wild Menu

Happy to report Barry got it done. September through November he had several outdoor adventures.

His hunting skills contributed to keeping herd numbers healthy and providing naturally organic deer and elk to our home menu. (Thank you, Honey!)

...And if you have any scouting leads, we may add bear to that list!

Clam digging, crawdading, and crabbing are slotted for next year's camping weekends.

Know some good places? Recipes? Tips?

Any thoughts on catching or cooking wild grub is always welcome!

Our Top 3 Holiday Gift Ideas

Stephanie likes the Skylight Frame. Email photos from your phone or computer to the WiFi enabled photo frame and they appear within moments. Great gift for grandparents, aunties and uncles you want to keep in the loop. $200 on Skylight Frame website.

Barry is fond of this tactical flashlight: The Outlite A100 Portable Ultra Bright Handheld LED Flashlight. $11 on Amazon.

Saving the best for last... give a goat or chickens! You can end a family's hunger and poverty by donating livestock on behalf of someone you love. Check out Heifer International. Prices range from $15 to $300+.

You're Invited!

Everyone is invited to our Open House 

Tues, Nov 21
4pm - 7pm

Kick off the holidays with roasted nuts and cider!

Take a tour of our new office. 

Clients, reserve your pie by this Friday (11/10) and we'll have it ready for you.

Click here!

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Special Guest Bonus!

Have your photo taken with our 6 Lb Santa!

Get your photo with Santa checked off that holiday list.

You may not be able to sit on his lap...but he may enjoy sitting on yours!

Ho, ho, ho!

Are you ready for......who knows what?!

Pop Quiz: How much water do you think you need to have in your house if there were a major disaster?
A) 3 days worth
B) 3 weeks worth
C) 1 gallon per day per person

(The Pop Quiz Answer at the end.)

Earthquakes, tsunamis, fires - seems like we hear about something in the news every day!

Stephanie just graduated from the Community Emergency Response Team training learning all kinds of ways to prepare for the unknown.

What is CERT?

The CERT program helps people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

Emergency Preparedness Pop Quiz Answer

All of the answers are correct!

Here's what is recommended to have prepared in advance to see you through the initial aftermath of a major event.

A) 3 days worth - this is a good place to start with your home emergency supplies and the recommended minimum

B) 3 weeks worth - this is the recommended target for you your home emergency supplies

C) 1 gallon per day per person - Example: If there are three people living in your home, you'll need three gallons per day for three days. That would total nine gallons of water needed minimum for your emergency supply stash

Let's all be prepared!