Daily Archives: March 19, 2011

Love My Horse ~ Oatmeal Surprise

There is nothing I like more than seeing my four-legged friends¬†smile … ‘er, I mean nicker. ūüėÄ

So here’s another one of the many creations I’d like to share.¬† I hope they bring you many nickers to.


  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tbls. Brown Sugar
  • 2 spoonfuls Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Apples, diced

     Preheat oven to 350^F.  Mix all ingredients in order except the apple.  Form mixture into balls and smooch an apple slice into the center.  Make sure the apple is completely covered on all sides.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.


After practicing at this you can take the apple and form the mixture around the apple. 

Another variation is to take a muffin pan and fill each cup half way, then place an apple slice, then place remaining mixture over the top of that.¬† Layering¬†mixture – apple – mixture.¬† Bake time would remain about the same and the results would be a larger product but the nickers would be the same ūüėÄ


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Agricultural Benefits of the Parasitic Wasp

A Parasitic Wasp is actually, or should actually be called a Parasitoid, as it does not feed on its’ host for life.¬† A parisitoid feeds on its’ host, then kills it!¬† Now this is probably gross to some (and yes this post will most likely give me a nightmare) but it’s kinda cool too, when ya think about it.¬† And yes, it’s true they ARE helpful to the agricultural world, which makes for a double cool thumbs up from me.

The parasitic wasp will tap into the very little buggers that, well, annoy us and cause great distress in our rainbows, butterflies and greener pastures factor.

There are many varieties of parasitic wasps but they all provide a benefit in one form or another.¬† They are often mis-identified as winged ants or stinging wasps.¬† However…

Wasps with Benefits


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