February 11, 2018 Newsletter... OMG a Cougar

Published by: janean strong on 02-11-2018

We had a lovely winter break of warmer temps for a while…. such a relief.
Our snow was so piled up that a huge cougar was able to jump the fence and decimated over half my flock of chickens and ducks. So distressing, especially when you raise a lot of them by hand. I have to say I did not handle it well… and pretty much lost it. Really, I didn’t know I could scream so loud!
I ended up with 7 inside (see pic of the cages in our family area). So far only one has died. It takes a lot of patience to tend to gaping wounds, give penicillin shots and sit patiently trying to get uninterested animals to drink electrolytes and eat protein. But I have to say the reward is that most of them are doing well and healing. Wounds look good. The ones still inside are unsteady, I assume from their muscle tears. One couldn't raise her head and just laid in one spot with her head on the ground. She is now walking around with her head up!!!

The girls are hanging out while I clean their cages

It amazes me how fast big cats kill. They just go through the flock and kill as many as they can and then take one to eat. My question? Why can’t they just grab one and leave with it???
I understand that because we have had so much snow there isn’t enough out in the forests for them to eat. They don’t really want to come around humans.
It is too late for the ones that are gone but the necessary precautions have been taken and the last time the cougar visited I watched him try to jump up to the roof to get in the little opening (It was immediately boarded up after the last fiasco). He tried 3 times, hanging on the fencing. I watched holding my breath but he couldn't figure out how to get in and sauntered away.

My newest podcast episode is with Melissa Harris, a Visionary Artist. I think you will find her story of interest! And, if you have any inclination to do something creative it will inspire you!

I also pulled 2 great conversations from the RealJanean.com archives.

Episode #2 with Janie Bowthorpe of ‘Stop the Thyroid Madness.’ If you think you may have thyroid issues or have been diagnosed…. please listen. You will learn a lot that your doctor most likely doesn’t even know!

Episode #9 with Melissa Joy Jonsson on Extraordinary Living Aligned with the true Callings of the Heart…It is one of my most listened to conversations with lots of information to help move you step into your true Authentic Self and be happier!
Melissa Joy has become a very powerful speaker and seminar leader.

And of course scroll to the bottom for another great recipe especially if you would like to lower your carbs a bit.

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Melissa Harris: Visionary Artist Painting the Stories of Women. What does it mean to be an artist? Is everyone an artist?
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Stop the Thyroid Madness with Janie Bowthorpe

Are you exhausted? Feel like Crap?
An extremely informative episode on Thyroid and Adrenal imbalances.

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Extraordinary Living Aligned with the True Callings of the Heart w/ Melissa Joy Johnsson

Your True Authentic Self!

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Cauliflower Faux Mashed Potatoes

1 head raw or 1 bag frozen cauliflower
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 stick butter
heavy cream to moisten (same volume as used for mashed potatoes) garlic salt Himalayan salt, pepper to taste

Cook the frozen cauliflower according to instructions, or if using fresh cauliflower, break up and steam until soft. Drain.
Put cauliflower and all ingredients except spices into blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Spice to taste during blending. This is soooooo good!

Keywords: Melissa Joy Jonsson, Janie Bowthorpe, Melissa Harris

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