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  • TAlberts replied to the topic Rejection in the forum Writing Content 4 years, 12 months ago

    You reminded me that I have an account in iwriter Shane but I have not written there as it was always a limitation of time and stressful for me just looking at how much time I need to submit an article.

  • Indie developer Theory Interactive recently posted their game to on Steam Greenlight, hoping for the community’s approval for their first-person apocalyptic puzzle game Reset.

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  •  Before month ago my fridge just stop working. The worse time couldn’t be because the outside was about 30 degrees.  The only good thing about all that it was that the fridge was still under warranty for only 6 […]

  • Making your own ketchup is a bit time consuming, but if you do, you will find that the flavor is definitely worth it.  You also have to comfort of knowing exactly what is in it.  Personally I have grown rather […]

    • How does it taste? Any way for it to keep longer than a month? We buy 1 bottle, and it’ll last my family 3 or 4 months.

      • That is the thing about homemade stuff, it does not have preservatives in it so it does not last as long as store bought. If you don’t use 2 pints in a month, I would suggest cutting the recipe in half. I have never frozen it, so I don’t know if that is possible, you could try it with a small portion and find out.

      • Ah, that’s a good point. I don’t use tons of the stuff either.

        That’s good advice to cut down the recipe. I believe that is what I’ll do too.

    • That sounds good. I´m not really fond of ketchup but sometimes I used it for marinating meat. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • It’s late here, but you are making me hungry! @Jadenlynx

    • Thanks for this very helpful recipe

    • I have yet to attempt making my own ketchup, though after reading this version, I may have to use up my homegrown tomato supply 😉

    • This is so cool. I make a lot of my own condiments and things like salad dressings. I never made my own ketchup before, but I might just give it a try.

      Jade, you look suspiciously like a Blood Elf. 🙂

    • Tony eats ketchup on everything! Thanks for the recipe , I want to make my own. I have enough for one year that I got with coupons for very , very cheap.

  • Do you like the thought of a nice, hot, delicious, homemade pizza?

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  • Not everyone wants a snake as a pet. In fact, many people fear snakes whether they are venomous or not. However, if you do want to have a pet snake, gopher snakes are among the best to keep.

    Gopher snakes […]

    • I agree

    • No way! I will stick to dogs and cats. no no no no! I am no scared of them I just do not like them, any snake. I used to find there skins in my old house all the time and would be scared it would get in my bed at night. NO!

      • I’ve rehabilitated many snakes. The one in the picture was brought to me by my daughter after she saw it get clipped by a car. She and my wife are both terrified of snakes, but when she saw that happen, she didn’t think about it. She had her backpack and used a stick to coax it inside (it was probably wanting to get someplace dark), then she brought it home. It wasn’t badly hurt. I only had it three days…long enough for it to have a meal…then took it back out by the river and turned it loose near where she found it. There are lots of fields out there, so lots of mice and other rodents for it to eat.

    • That is quite true. As long as they aren’t being hurt or threatened, it is extremely hard to get them to bite, even if a person was unwise enough to try. In the wild, I’ve had no problems with simply picking them up, then turning them loose after admiring them. More often than not, when I’ve done this, the snake hasn’t tried to escape when they were put down, either.

    • It is a good idea to have sand or other loose material on the bottom of its cage, preferably deep enough that it can burrow in if it wants to. Gopher snakes do love heat and having a heat lamp is a great idea, though not an absolute necessity. If you use a heat lamp, though, make sure that the snake can also get somewhere in the cage that is cooler. That way, it won’t get overheated.

      If it is only 18 inches long, it is still basically a baby. Remember that at the end of the year, the snake will probably be three to four feet long. It is a good idea to plan for that in advance. A cage that is big enough for an 18-inch gopher snake may not be big enough for one that is four feet long. That is really the hardest part of keeping this kind of snake; making sure it has enough room.

      As for feeding, I’d suggest not feeding it until after it is transported. Gopher snakes have a slow metabolism and once it eats, it shouldn’t be disturbed for a day or two. Initially, it might be difficult to get it to eat, too. That is to be expected and usually, it doesn’t take long for them to get over this.

      Good luck with your new pet!

    • It sounds like you are giving a good deal of consideration and care for your snake. The minimum these snakes can survive is about 40 F. If the tank is kept at room temperature, it should be fine. Here in Montana, it isn’t unusual for the air temperatures to reach 40 below zero, which would kill a gopher snake. But when the temperatures drop, the snakes will use gopher or squirrel holes and go into semi-hibernation. The temperature in those burrows is surprisingly warm, often 40-50, even if the outside temperature is -40.

      Too much of a good thing can be harmful, too. If you have a light on one side of the tank only, the snake should be able to bask when it wants to and get into the shade when it wants to. These snakes are really good at adjusting their body temperature by going from warmer places in the tank, into cooler places in the tank. One gopher snake I rehabbed loved to periodically curl up under a small pile of dried leaves I put in one corner of her tank, too. (That’s the one in the picture.) From observation of the snakes in the wild, they rarely venture out of cover unless they are hunting or basking.

      It is possible to tell the gender of the snake, but it isn’t easy. Vets might not be able to tell you, though a wildlife biologist might be able to.

      One thing I didn’t mention in the article that I should have has to do with how to hold them. I’ve seen a number of people who’ve done it incorrectly, though it is simple, and gopher snakes tend to love being held. The idea is to use one hand under the body to support it and the other hand, loosely, under the neck. This gives support while not squeezing the snake, and it allows them to look around as they wish, without the snake feeling any danger that might make it want to escape or possibly bite. (It is honestly difficult to get a gopher snake to bite, though.)

      Enjoy your new pet!

    • It sounds like the snake is nice and healthy. That is great!

      If you raise feeder mice, just feed the mice regular hamster or mouse food (the seed type). Gopher snakes have also been taught to take pieces of beef as food. If you teach it to eat beef (lean beef), just be careful not to handle the snake after feeding until you’ve washed thoroughly. They actually do have a good sense of smell and if they smell food on your hands, they might bite, thinking that you had something for them to eat. That is one of the few instances when they will bite, and it isn’t from maliciousness.

      Anyway, you can raise feeder mice or even hamsters for the snake and just feed them (the rodents) the same regular food you’d feed if the mice/hamsters were pets. It shouldn’t be medicated food, but food that contains seeds and sunflower seeds is good. You could probably even get away with using regular wild bird seeds.

      I hope that helps.

    • It sounds like the snake is nice and healthy. That is great!

      If you raise feeder mice, just feed the mice regular hamster or mouse food (the seed type). Gopher snakes have also been taught to take pieces of beef as food. If you teach it to eat beef (lean beef), just be careful not to handle the snake after feeding until you’ve washed thoroughly. They actually do have a good sense of smell and if they smell food on your hands, they might bite, thinking that you had something for them to eat. That is one of the few instances when they will bite, and it isn’t from maliciousness.

      Anyway, you can raise feeder mice or even hamsters for the snake and just feed them (the rodents) the same regular food you’d feed if the mice/hamsters were pets. It shouldn’t be medicated food, but food that contains seeds and sunflower seeds is good. You could probably even get away with using regular wild bird seeds.

      I hope that helps.

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    The picture above is Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza. They are both celebrities here in Philippines. They rose to fame because of a “Kalye (Street) Serye (Series)” of a noontime show “Eat […]

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  • I am so thankful I got to spend the morning with 5 of my grandchildren all morning. Then I had time to spend preparing dinner for tomorrow after church when all the kids and families come over for lunch.

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    We live a couple of miles from a municipal airport, and so we often see the small private planes going round and round as the student pilots practice their take-off and landing skills.  As they circle […]

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    Hello my name is Arnela and I decided to sing on this Blog thanks to my friend Lejla. I used to work at the similar pages but unfortunately they don’t work any more. I think this Blog is so […]

  • The life of a Christian is not without trials or suffering. Being a Christian does not put you in a bubble, far removed from the temptations and troubles  of the world. While we struggle to resist sin and […]

    • I agree wholeheartedly. I like your site name and ideas for posts. I’ll be back again and again, I hope.

      The problem most of us have, I’d venture to guess, is that we might forget to ask for the help Jesus is so ready, willing and able to give to each of us floundering in whatever it might be. Once we remember to hold our our hands and ask for the needed help, the rescue can begin.

      It’s common to try to figure it all out ourselves, and try to pull ourselves out of the pits by our own bootstraps rather than remembering right away that Jesus did it all when he paid the price on Calvary so that he could indeed do it all in our day and time.

      God Bless, Anja, and have a great night or day in whatever time zone you are.

    • I completely agree Marsha, when it comes to everyday problems, we think we should be able to figure it all out and only think about asking Jesus for help when it’s something we feel is impossible. But even when it comes to daily interactions with people or other such mundane problems, we should look to God for the answers. I don’t know about anyone else, but my solutions aren’t always the best ones.

  • When I was a young child, we played outdoors all the time. Those were  the days before video games and a personal computer in every home.  We would come home from school, drop our books in the house and […]

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    One of my source of Online jobs is through Manila Craiglist. This site is the Philippine version of Craiglist. I just visited the site and I never thought that there are people actively posting in the […]

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    Year 2013 when I registered in Humanatic. That was the time that registration is easy and will take 10 minutes to approved your registration. I was hearing everything about Humanatic from my Facebook […]

    • Well, for me, it was worth to be on humanatic at least until last November (2014)…. After that slowly the site started deteriorating. And now, for the past 2-3 months it’s been terrible. The loads of errors waste our time too much. They don’t seem to be valuing us anymore. If you send them e-mails regarding the errors, they NEVER reply! Too bad. Waste of time.

    • This is definitely eating up my time and I am only earning so small. I hope they will increase the pay per category.

      • Actually they increase it already and that is then new payment we have right now. my problem is the audits, I am do make a dispute but seems that some of the audits were not reviewed again by the auditors. I am confused to tag some of the calls because I don’t know the right tag anymore.

    • Yes, it’s worth it. We have to start from
      below to reach the top. I earned my first $10 in two months but after five months I could earn $10 plus in ONE DAY.

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  • Watch the breath. See it rise and fall. Notice how it feels to breathe in. Hold it for a moment and then feel how good it feels to let the breath go.

    Did you know that your body will continue this rise and […]

    • Thanks for reminding us to do this!

      • Thanks for reading this one! I am just starting to make my way around here a bit–there are some blogs that are really well done!

    • I didn’t think I would like meditation. I like a busy brain! But it turns out to be good for me on all kinds of levels–

    • Thanks for sharing on this

    • I’ve tried meditation in the past but sadly I’ve never been able to stick to it for very long.

    • Meditation is a great way to calm down, but I prefer to meditate on scripture. We are supposed to dwell in God’s word and His peace will be a part of our lives.

      I did take a class years back when going to a Bible college and it showed a better way to breathe. It had a specific technique, and I don’t remember right now what it was, but if I ever find it again, I’ll be sure to share it with you.

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    I learned Whzon from a friend in Facebook. I almost give up to this site when I became a member because the members are divided in two, Regular Member and Quality Provider. It pays 10CAD once you achieved […]

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