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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Encouraging Hearts and Home 08.13.2020

Lemon Yogurt Cake, from a milk carton to a Bird Feeder, and Whoopie Pies are this week's featured posts. 

Hello and welcome!

I wish I could tell you that our days are filled with neverending exciting activities, while at camp, but alas...being at camp is much like being at home. There are meals to cook, dishes to wash, a bed to make, and other chores as assigned by the Ranger. But it is an excellent trade-off because we love being in the forest, breathing in the fresh air, and observing the changes in the season as the days go by. The best part? Meeting the hundreds of wonderful people who have come to camp. It is definitely a bonus!

And just like at home emergencies and routine problems come up. In the very early hours of the morning, we had lightning strikes that started a fire high up on the ridge. On the south side of the lake. My hubby got dressed and went down the hill towards town to be within cell range to call 911 and report it. All in all, there were six fires started by lightning in the Bitterroot Valley, all were put out as the day went on. The fire crews are quick to respond and get the job done! We got to observe the helicopter repeatedly flying low over the lake to dip a "bucket" for water and then fly over the fire and drop a sheet of water to put it out. We heard the buzz of helicopters until early afternoon. It was a reassuring sound, to say the least. 

Encouraging Hearts and Home @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.
Steel wool fills in the gap on the right side of this cupboard.

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Not pretty, but very effective!

And I can also give you some tips on having a mouse (or 3!) in your house...We heard them, they even walked over the countertop each evening searching for food, quickly climbing down into the open space behind the propane stove, the little devils! We learned for our co-host that steel wool is the best material to fill any holes in the trailer and any gaps in from one cupboard to another. Steel wool is the one item they will not chew on! We also were successful in using a live trap to capture and release the mice. We did not want to use any poison as the birds eat the mice...and while it took a few attempts, in the end, we were pleased with the outcome!

If you or anyone you know has an interest in becoming a volunteer for your local campgrounds, national parks, and federal forest lands campgrounds, I hope you visit volunteer.gov, opportunity is calling!

And now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

 

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

Encouraging Hearts and Home Link up! Stop by and say hello! Great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.
And me, Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

The post with the most views from last week:

A few of my favorites from last week are:  

One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home Link-up right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

I love lemon, so you had to know this cake would catch my eye! Lemon Yogurt Cake. 

One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home Link-up right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

I love this little bird feeder because it is frugal and the perfect project to make with your littles!

One of my favorites this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home Link-up right here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household!

Whoopie Pies!  Nothing more needs to be said here!

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  1. I'm honored that you featured my lemon yogurt cake - wishing you a bright, happy day!

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    1. Thank you Carol! Thanks for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home!

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  2. Oh no, scary fires! My sister just went thru having to watch those jets with the chemicals fly by close to her home in AZ. Luckily, the fire didn't make it to her neighborhood thanks to the firefighters. I'm sharing my newest post, #31 Thrifty Party Decor. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hi Allyson, thanks for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home, and thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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