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Culinary Aspects

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

Culinary Aspects

People always ask me about feed for their horses. They worry about feed as much as they worry about their own diets. I usually tell them to ask their vet or go talk to the old guy at the feed store (any feed store will do), but over the years I’ve gotten enough information to be able to speak to this subject with some authority. I’ve learned that a chicken feed called “scratch” is a remarkable curative for crumbly hooves, that cider vinegar makes miraculous changes in arthritic horses, that horses behave better if the shoer arrives with a box of—God help us—sugar cubes, and that 50 percent of founder cases, a serious foot condition, occur on Christmas day because the owners run out to their ponies and horses with a gaily wrapped coffee can of sweet grain, an unaccustomed treat, which, if eaten in one sitting almost invariably ends in colic or founder, either of which can kill the animal.

I’ve also learned to be careful with my food words when I’m distracted by the job at hand. An example: I was trimming a new customer’s horse and we were talking away in the usual manner when she asked me if I knew how to clean tarweed off the horse’s muzzle and legs. Tarweed is a small bright green weed with little yellow flowers that horses enjoy eating. It puts out a sticky black tar that gets all over the legs and faces of the horses. It’s a real mess. Busy working on a hind foot, I admitted I had no answer for her, but suggested she go talk to the wise old home remedy expert at the feed store. “He’ll probably give you some wacky recipe like kerosene and penis butter,” I inattentively suggested. Horror struck, I murmured, “I mean ‘peanut butter.’ ” I didn’t look up. I didn’t say another word. Neither did she. Without looking at each other the money was exchanged and I left. I’ve never heard from her since.

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26. Riding in the Rain by Amy Walker

New World Library ePub

Amy Walker

If there’s one great place to enjoy bad weather, it’s on the seat of a bicycle. With a canopy of painted clouds, percussive splashing from car tires, and lights reflecting on wet streets, the watery world of rainy-day biking can be beautiful. When you’re bundled up properly against the cold and rain, it feels like being 5 years old, full of wonder and out on a field trip.

For years, I was a fair-weather cyclist and would take the bus on rainy days. The few times a shower surprised me, I ended up at my destination a soggy, miserable mess, my pants soaked and heavy, a stripe of mud running up my rear.

When finally, after sixteen years of commuting, I bought raingear for about $300, it was the biggest and best investment I had ever made in cycling. Overnight, I had an alternative to standing in the rain waiting for and packing myself onto crowded, steaming buses. I gained more freedom. I saved money and time. And I discovered something truly wonderful: a way to boost my energy and enjoy the rain.

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Indiana AT Purdue, 2-4-12 (78-61)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Purdue Boilermakers forward Robbie Hummel (4) deflects the shot of Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) during the Indiana Purdue men’s basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

By Dustin Dopirak

Robbie Hummel didn’t even put his hand up for a close out on Remy Abell until the freshman had already let go of the shot.

The heady Purdue senior forward had read enough of the book on the Indiana guard to know that his first instinct when catching the ball beyond the 3-point arc would be to attack the basket off the dribble.

“The scouting report on him is, probably, let him shoot in that situation because he hasn’t been in there,” Hummel said. “I was kind of playing for the drive.”

Instead of flying out with his hands up on the defensive rotation, Hummel sprinted to a spot a few feet from the arc and broke down his feet to be ready for the drive. But Abell pulled up and drilled a shot that stunned the veteran and took the air out of what had been an ear-piercing Mackey Arena in a 78-61 win.

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Brisbane & Around

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Brisbane & Around

Australia’s most underrated city? Booming Brisbane is an energetic river town on the way up, with an edgy arts scene, pumping nightlife and great coffee and restaurants. Plush parks and historic buildings complete the picture, all folded into the elbows of the meandering Brisbane River.

Brisbanites are out on the streets: the weather is brilliant and so are the bodies. Fit-looking locals get up early to go jogging, swimming, cycling, kayaking, rock-climbing or just to walk the dog. And when it’s too hot outside, Brisbane’s subcultural undercurrents run cool and deep, with bookshops, globally inspired restaurants, cafes, bars and band rooms aplenty.

East of Brisbane is Moreton Bay, with its low-lying sandy isles (don’t miss a trip to ‘Straddie’), beaches and passing parade of whales, turtles and dolphins.

Jan Brisbane swelters during summer: the perfect time to head to North Stradbroke Island.

May–Aug Cool, mild temperatures (bring a jacket) and clear skies – Brisbane at its best!

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Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Kingston is Jamaica undiluted and unadulterated, its raw energy contrasting sharply with the languor of resorts and villages elsewhere on the island. The launching pad for some of the world

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