05 December 2007

Don't have a cow, give a cow.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pecan Praline, Peanut Butter, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), and Very Berry.

Yogurt Special! Our yogurt is buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, excludes XL).

We got in our shipment from Dixie Diner yesterday. We are restocked on all of their mixes including the Ginger Cookie mix, the Angel Food Puffs mix, and the Caramel Overload Brownie Mix. We've got their crackers and pita chips back on the shelves. We also got in a couple of new items form them: Apple Cinnamon Hot Cereal (like oatmeal), Pancake and Waffle mix, and Carrot Muffin Mix (this should be called Coconut and Carrot Muffin Mix).


Today's Charities:

Heifer International
: Today the organization is known as Heifer International and gives gifts of sheep, rabbits, honeybees, pigs, llamas, water buffalo, chicks, ducks, goats, geese and trees as well as heifers. As of 2006, these animals and plants have been distributed in more than 125 countries around the globe. Each gift perpetuates Heifer's interest in agroecology and sustainability.

Heifer International is mainly funded by alternative giving: Donors may purchase "shares" of a gift or pay for an entire animal. Heifer International's listed price includes the purchase price of the animal itself, as well as the cost of its veterinary care and transport to the village. The recipient family's training in animal husbandry, sustainable agriculture techniques and business practices are also rolled into the listed price.

Today, rather than shipping animals overseas, the organization purchases them in the country they are destined for. This puts money into the local economy, reduces transportation costs and promotes better health for the animals because they are already accustomed to the local climate, food and diseases.

Heifer International works to ensure that the gift of each animal will eventually help an entire community to become self-sustaining. Animals such as goats, water buffalo and camels are "seven M" animals: they provide meat, milk, muscle, manure, money, materials and motivation. Once its immediate needs have been met, a family is free to sell any excess at market. Heifer International provides a breeding animal along with the gift animal so that it can produce offspring. Participating families are required to "pass on the gift", that is: they must give at least one of the female offspring to a neighbor who has undergone Heifer's training. In time, that neighbor will pass along one of the offspring of its animal, and so on. (Text taken from Wikipedia.)

Soldier's Angels: Soldiers' Angels was started by a self-described ordinary mother of an ordinary young man turned hero, Sgt. Brandon Varn. Brandon was deployed in Iraq and has since honorably completed his mission and has returned back to his proud and loving family.

In the summer of 2003, he wrote home expressing his concern that some soldiers did not receive any mail or support from home. Being a caring and loving mother, she decided not to allow a situation like that to continue. She contacted a few friends and extended family to ask if they would write to a soldier or two. Within a few short months, Soldiers' Angels went from a mother writing a few extra letters to an Internet Community with thousands of angels worldwide.

With more and more merchants donating services, money and items for packages, the Angels reorganized as a 501 c 3 non-profit so all donations would be tax deductible. Soldiers' Angels currently supports tens of thousands of American Service Members stationed wherever we raise our nation's flag, and that number continues to grow daily. Soldiers' Angels are dedicated in supporting our military during and after their deployment.

In December of 2004 a worldwide support forum was created in the hopes of providing a place where the needs of our heroes could be fulfilled. (Text taken from Soldier's Angels website.)

Quiz Day: How Much Do You Know About Christmas?

You Know a Lot About Christmas

You got 9/10 correct

You know tons about the history and traditions surrounding Christmas.
When you celebrate the holidays, you never forget their true meaning - or all the little fun details.

Random Christmas fact: Most Christmas trees are edible. The needles are a good source of Vitamin C.
The random fact might help explain why cats like to eat trees.

2 comments:

Traivor said...

5/10 (but I still know a lot about Christmas. Strange)

Have I mentioned lately that I hate Christmas?

sealegs said...

Also 5/10