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Happy Halloween! Safety Tips just for you and Everyone!

Posted by M Litel on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

Happy Halloween

Have a great one but Be Safe!  

Today there are several safe alternative's other than going door to door.   Many of us like the old fashion way of tricker trieating simple because we did it as kids.  However today there are safer alternatives such as: Private Parties, Community Parties, and one of my favorite is Trunk and Treat. Many schools offer this option.   


Here is some tips

Click on the link above for some great tips on safety and other ideas too.  I have copied some of their tips for you from their page below:

Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Make trick-or-treating fun and safe with these simple steps.

Cat face paint

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Face Facts:


  • Masks can obstruct your child's view, instead apply nontoxic face paints.
  • Make sure oversized hats, helmets, or headpieces won't interfere with their vision.



Costume Cautions:


  • Choose bright colors that make your child more visible in the dark.
  • Any store bought costumes and accessories (masks, beards, wigs) must be labeled "flame resistant."
  • Avoid oversized clothing. It makes it hard to walk and can come in contact with open flames from a jack-o-lantern.
  • Your child should wear shoes that fit to avoid tripping.
  • If you allow your child to carry a prop sword or knife, it should be made of soft plastic or rubber so it can bend if your child falls while carrying it.

 Visit their website for more options


We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween!


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Smoke Alarms in your home - House, Mobile Home, or an  Apartment that you own, rent or a Lease Purchase.

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 09:10 AM

Smoke Alarms

(Check with your local Fire Department - you may get a couple for FREE)


I received an email  which included the following information. I found it contain helpful information -  As we all are busy with every day life - sometimes it is great to get reminder tips of things that may help save your life and your family's life in case of a fire.  Tips to keep your Family Safe -


So without further adieu:

This is for the kids:  lets_have_fun_with_fire_safety

Now for the adults - Be sure to check your smoke alarms.  Please do NOT take out the batteries as I know sometimes they can be annoying when cooking.  But you may forget to put the battery back in!  That same annoying sound may save your life of you and your family.   



 Contact your local fire department to assist you with an escape plan for your home.  They will be happy to assist you.


This weekend, take some time to inspect your smoke alarms. Do you know how old they are? Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the smoke alarm from the wall ceiling.
  2. Look at the back of the alarm for the date of the manufacture.
  3. Smoke alarms should be replaced 10 years from the date of manufacture.
  4. Put the alarm back on the ceiling or wall if it is less than 10 years old.

Find these four steps, smoke alarm tips, and more fire prevention information by reviewing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s infographic on preventing fires in the home 

Find more home safety information by visiting



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Smoke alarms would for all types of homes

no matter what size,

Large Medium, or Small

Brick, Metal, Wood

Make sure you have one!






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Have a great Autumn "FALL" Season!

Weatherization Program and Tips for Saving $$$ and Energy Jefferson County, Missouri   Mobile Homes, Houses, Apartments

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 07:10 AM

Jefferson - Franklin County Community Action Center 

has a great weatherization for all that qualify -  It is a great resource to explore to see if you qualify.  The worse they could say is NO.  However, this may lead to other qualifing assistance you may need.

Below is directly from their website.   



… lessens the impact of the high cost of energy in maintaining a home for income-qualifying households.


What is Weatherization?

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation’s Weatherization Assistance Program is a free program for completing home energy efficiency measures to income-qualifying households. The program’s goal is to reduce energy costs by improving the energy efficiency in homes and addressing health and safety concerns. A professionally trained weatherization auditor will perform an on-site home energy audit using state of the art equipment to identify air sealing areas, insulation needs, and inspect heating systems for safety and efficiency. Weatherization services may include, but not be limited to, installing insulation in walls, floors, and attics, weatherstripping and caulking to seal off air leaks.  A heating and cooling contractor may make necessary furnace repairs to existing heating systems, and possible gas and oil furnace replacement (owner-occupied homes only). Once installed, these energy saving measures help to reduce heating and cooling costs for years, and will help make your home warmer and safer.

Weatherization receives 74% of its funding through Missouri's Department of Economic Development which is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (29% or $188,037) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (45% or $288,287).  Further funding is provided by AmerenUE and Laclede Gas Company (29% or 165,484).


Do I qualify for services?

Do I have to own my own home to qualify for services?

You may qualify whether you’re a homeowner or renter; live in a single-family home, multifamily housing complex or in a mobile home. Owners of rental units must approve weatherization work and make a minimum 5% contribution based on material/labor estimate of weatherization work.

Do I have to meet an income guideline to qualify?

Weatherization is an income qualifying program. Preference is given to individuals 60 and over, the disabled and families with children. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), you are automatically eligible. You may also be eligible for assistance if your income meets federally established income guidelines.

JFCAC utilizes insulation products containing recycled materials whenever possible.
Visit their website and explore your options.  There is assistance out there for those who truely need it. If you are in an apartment or rental property - Please Ask about if they are still doing the Landlord part.

Click on the link below and it will open some

Energy Saving tips from 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Energy Conservation Clearinghouse

Stay warm and safe.  

Be cautious about using space heaters, wood burning stoves, Older furnaces etc

 If at all possible have everything checked out.

 It could save your home and more importantly save your life.

We wish everyone a Safe and Warm Winter.

 The Fall &  Winter holiday's :

To name a Few Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Eve - New Year's Day

 are fast approaching.

 Enjoy your friends and family each and every day.  

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Stuckmeyer's FarmPumpkin Patch and Budweiser Clydesdale's  Fenton MO

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 05:09 AM

Stuckmeyer's Farm

Fall Festival Calendar of Events

This weekend will be lots of fun at the Stuckmeyer's Farm

This weekend, October 1st, 2016 - The Famous Budweiser Clydesdale's will be there.  They have hayrides - pumpkin patch - Corn Maze. Fun thins to do with the Family and Friends! Doesn't it bring out the kid in us, Adults.  

This is a great time of year! Cooler temps after the Hot Summer Season.  To make it  just a slight easier for you.  I have copied some of their schedule of events for you  But please visit their website as well.

  • Open through October 31st.
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn Stalks
  • Hayrides
  • Farm Animals
  • Garden Mums
  • Fort Spooky-  
  • - Fort Spooky is a play area with tunnels and a slide, small Corn Maze and Farm Animals on display
  • The following is available on the weekends only
  • Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Budweiser Clydesdale at Stuckmeyer's
    • Clydesdale will be in the pumpkin patch from 11am to 12pm
      • This will be the second year for this very special event
      • Stuckmeyer's will be offering pictures in our pumpkin patch with the Clydesdale.
  • Sunday, October 2nd, 2016  - 19th Annual Antique Tractor Show
  • FARM FUN DAYS - Pumpkin Patch and Fort Spooky Open through end of October


The wonderful Fall "Autumn" Season is here!  Lots of things to do in our area as the AppleButter Festivals  - in the Historic town of Kimswick, MO -

October Festivals are just about EVERYWHERE!!!  

Go visit small towns in Missouri as well as the St Louis Area, Forest Parks, etc

See our Blogs on Fall Festivals for more information regarding Festivals in Missouri

Stuckmeyer's Farm is less than 10 miles away from Murmurring Woods Apartments, Golden Acres Mobile Home Community
Many local events are less than 30 miles away.

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Time Again for the Fall  Festivals and Oktober Fest's in Missouri

Posted by Myra L on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 10:09 AM

It is hard to believe that it is the time of year for Fall Festivals and Oktober Fest.  (October Festivals).  Where did summer go and what did you get to do with your family?  

Autumn beings September 22, 2016 this year.  Farmers Almanachas the dates for each season this year and every year.  Visit their website for great tips, ideas, planting, pruning, etc

So who wants to go out and enjoy the Autumn Season... Falling temperatures from summer, hot humid days are few but Missouri still gets a few every once in awhile.    

The children are back in school which limits more of our time with them. So pack up a lunch and a cooler on the weekend, go visit some festivals in your area or take a drive in one of our Missouri State Parks and enjoy the great outdoors of Missouri.    You don't have children or grandchildren, then take a friend, family member.  My husband and I do this quite often and ejoy the beauty of natureand enjoy some small town cooking from time to time.  Sometimes, we take a lunch or snacks to eat along the way.  

There are many festivals in an area near you coming soon!  Check out the following website to see what is happening in a community near you!

Things To Do

This is a site that has lots of things to do in Missouri.  The link above takes you to the current calendar (list) of events that are planned in Missouri for the Fall Festival Seasons.  But be sure to take a tour of their website.  I found it very informative, as my husband likes to plan things out but I rather get up in the morning and take a drive.  However, I do like to look up different areas to see what is happening, Such as Pioneer Days, Civil War Reenactments, Apple Butter Festivals, Apple Days, Town homecoming, Music Festivals, etc.  As the list can be endless, many things to do.


Fall for ALL from

Here is a few of the list that they have on  their festival page:

 | Sep. 21-24, 2016 | 
Cape Girardeau
 | Sep. 29-Oct. 3, 2016 | 
Exhibit or Show
 | Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 | 
St. Joseph
 | Oct. 7-9, 2016 | 
 | Oct 8-9, 2016 | 
Exhibit or Show
 | Oct. 8-9, 2016 | 
 | Sep. 22, 2016. | 
 | Sept. 23, 2016 | 
Performing Arts Event
 | Sep. 23, 2016 | 
Food / Beverage Event
 | Sep. 24, 2016 | 
Dart / Shooting Tournament
Carl Junction
 | Sep. 24, 2016 | 
 | Sep. 24, 2016 | 
 | Sept. 24, 2016 | 
 | Sep. 24, 2016 | 
Nature Event
 | Sep. 24, 2016 | 
 | Sept. 24, 2016 | 
Historic Reenactment
Reeds Spring
 | Sep. 24, 2016 | 

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Save Money on Prescriptions Drugs at local Pharmacies - Get them mailed to you!

Posted by M Litel on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 06:09 AM

Below is an article by Ginger Skinner  is the author of this article from and she has some great tips!   This is her article that I am sharing with you and   She gets full credit.....Thank you Ginger for writing such great tips!  has some great article that I think it is a great website for many different Topics.....  Be sure to visit their website for more information

6 Ways to Save on Prescription Medication Costs

By Ginger Skinner

Expert Pharmacy Advice From Consumer Reports

{Ginger Skinner is a health editor at Consumer Reports, and writes primarily about drug quality, cost, and safety issues for the project Best Buy Drugs}

When I picked up my antihistamine prescription from my local pharmacy last month, I was shocked by the price: $50. In all the years I’ve used the drug — a tiny bottle of eye drops — my co-pay had never been more than $10, so I asked the pharmacist to double-check the amount.

After several taps on the keyboard, he explained that the price had increased, and that $50 was in fact the “right price.” In my mind, a 400 percent price increase was anything but right. Frustrated but desperate for allergy relief, I paid for the prescription and left. For a moment, though, I considered leaving it behind and trying a different pharmacy. Had I shopped around, I might have been able to save some money. Here’s why:

Same Drug, Big Price Differences

When Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers called 200 or so pharmacies in six U.S. cities, they found that, even within the same zip code, common prescriptions could cost as much as 10 times more at one retailer versus another if you pay out of pocket.

Case in point: The cost for a month’s worth of the generic form of Cymbalta (duloxetine) in Raleigh, North Carolina — a drug used to treat depression and certain kinds of pain — ranged from $249 at a Walgreens to only $43 at Costco’s pharmacy (and surprisingly, you don’t have to be a Costco member to use their pharmacy).

In Dallas, a shopper was quoted a price of $150 for the generic form of Plavix (clopidogrel) at a CVS. But a few calls later, we found it at an independent pharmacy just a 20-minute drive away — for $23.

Here’s how to get the best deals:

  1. Ask for the ‘Lowest Possible Price’

If you arrive at the pharmacy counter and find that your prescription costs are higher than you expected, you don’t have to simply pay and walk away — you might have options. Start by asking, “Is this your lowest price?” A good pharmacist will also dig for available discount programs, cards, and coupons.

  1. Consider Not Using Your Insurance

Whether you get your prescriptions through a chain, mom-and-pop, or big-box store pharmacy, in some cases the prescription might cost less if you don’t use your insurance. For example, you could pay as little as $4 for a one-month supply, or $10 for three months’ worth. That’s because even if you have a standard co-pay, out-of-pocket costs for drugs vary by pharmacy and might be less than your co-pay. (Keep in mind that if you don’t use your insurance, what you pay for your medication won’t count toward your deductible or out-of-pocket maximums.)

  1. Find Out What the ‘Fair Price’ of Your Drug Is

Look up your drug’s “fair price,” the maximum price that you should pay for the drug at a local pharmacy, which you can find at the drug price comparison website Knowing that amount could help you negotiate a better deal.

  1. Comparison Shop 

If your pharmacist still quotes a high price, call around to other drugstores. Don’t leave out independent pharmacies; they may have more flexibility to match or beat competitors’ prices.

  1. Consider Using an Online Pharmacy

You can also fill a prescription with an online pharmacy such as, or with one endorsed by your insurance company. Just be careful about which one you choose: Only use an online retailer that clearly operates within the United States and displays the VIPPSsymbol to show that it’s a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site.

  1. Talk to Your Doctor and Pharmacist About Saving Money

Keeping your drug costs manageable can be time-consuming and often frustrating, so don’t go it alone. In addition to working closely with your pharmacist, be sure your doctor is aware that, in addition to safety and effectiveness, costs are important to you. Discuss switching to generics and other lower-cost equally effective alternatives, and even cutting out drugs you no longer need. Ask for a 90-day prescription rather than a 30-day one. Doing so could mean you pay a lower co-pay.

Ginger Skinner is a health editor at Consumer Reports. For more money-saving ideas and tips, visit the Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs website, and follow Skinner and Best Buy Drugs on Twitter @CRBestBuyDrugs.

Editor’s Note: These materials were made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program, which is funded by a multistate settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin (gabapentin).


Thank you for reading our blog!  Have a great day.  Also see the notation below as it may help too.

Please research and check prices.  Also ask your health insurance prescription program-  some of the companies provide assistance with finding the lowest drug cost.


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Have a blessed day!  Enjoy the wonderful Fall Days that are fast approaching.  Hopefully, you will be able to get out and see the wonderful change of colors in our area! House Springs, Imperial, Fenton, Festus, and other areas Jefferson County MO



MUSHROOM HUNTING in  House Springs, Jefferson County, and all through the State of Missouri

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 12:09 PM



I personally know several people who hunt and consume wild mushrooms.  But I do not consume them at all as I am not educated enough on them to make that decision for myself or others.  However I do like to photography nature in Missouri.  Working in House Springs Mo for Carlsbad Management, LLC  and living in Jefferson County gives me the opportunity to explore Missouri, as we have many state parks that are within 3 hours driving distance to our area in the wonderful state of Missouri to explore.  

You, too, can have the same opportunity as our residents  living in Golden Acres Mobile Home Community or one of our other properties as one of our resident. It gives them opportunity to explore the Great State of Missouri, as all of our properties are located in Jefferson County Mo - House Springs, High Rige, Imperial - Crystal City - Festus MO  Check out  our available units! click here today.

Below I have included some website that will make your research a little easier.   I love  MDC - Missouri Department Conservations Website as it has helpful tips and good documentation for all of Missourians and visitor's.

Check out the Links below from Missouri Department of Conservation.   Education yourself before embarking on Mushroom Hunting.   

Missouri Department Conservation's Field Guide to Mushrooms




Many Missouri mushrooms are edible, but proper identification is essential to avoid illness and even death. If you're mushroom hunting — whether for ID or for the table — get guidance here.


Mushrooms play extremely important roles in the ecosystem, and some are famously delicious. Some are also famously deadly.

Don’t eat a mushroom unless you’re certain it’s an edible species! Our mushrooming topics can help you find, collect, identify, and prepare edible mushrooms.


Look for them from early spring (our coveted morels) to late fall (oysters and lion’s mane). Morels have a short, specific growing season of just several weeks in spring, while oyster mushrooms can be found from spring clear through to the beginning of winter — if weather conditions aren’t too harsh. Some species, such as oysters and deadly galerinas, are even known to push up through snow on fallen trees after a few above-freezing winter nights.

Some mushrooms grow only on dead or dying trees, and others grow only from soil. Knowing where a particular species grows, and when it typically appears, is crucial to correct identification. If you’re planning on eating wild mushrooms, nothing less than a 100 percent positive ID will do.

At the first signs of spring, some dedicated morel hunters start tracking soil temperatures, watching for the ground to warm to a consistent 53F before they make their first foray of the year. Others start morel hunting after the first week of night temperatures above 50F. But the single most important factor for any Missouri mushrooms to appear is adequate moisture. If there hasn’t been enough precipitation, or if the substrate (soil or a log) dries out, mushrooms refuse to emerge.

A few days after a good soaking rain in any season is the time to grab your basket or camera and head into the woods. You’re nearly guaranteed to find some mushrooms!


Short answer: there is no test to determine edible versus poisonous mushrooms. Ignore any advice such as “a poisonous mushroom will tarnish a silver spoon,” “if it bruises blue, it’s poisonous,” and so on. These are folk myths; they are completely untrue. Even seeing evidence of animals eating them won’t work here. The only way to tell if a mushroom is edible is by positive identification.

If you’re interested in eating wild mushrooms, we cannot stress enough the importance of learning how to identify them. Field guides will have pictures and descriptions of mushroom anatomy, cap shapes, surface textures, gill spacing — just a few of the features used to determine what species it is. Learning to identify mushrooms is really like any other kind of nature study, except for one huge consideration: if you’re collecting mushrooms to eat, some of them could be deadly poisonous. Take your time, and use common sense: if you’re not 100 percent positive of the ID, don’t eat it. Don’t let wishful thinking make you sick or dead. Be skeptical of your own conclusions!

While it may take a little time to build your knowledge, it’s worth it! There are several delicious mushrooms that are easy to recognize and nearly impossible to confuse with any dangerous species. Once you’ve tasted some of them (using all of the resources below, so you’re 100 percent sure of what it is), you’ll start to see what all the excitement is about. Most wild mushrooms are much tastier than typical grocery store selections!

We recommend you do all of the following:

  • Go to workshops and forays. Join a mushroom club. You’ll see lots of mushrooms and learn what the identifying features are. Experts will help with your questions and recommend field guides and other resources.
  • Collect and identify what you think is the same species repeatedly. Some mushrooms change appearance dramatically as they mature or even in different seasons.
  • Show your finds to experts.
  • Use multiple field guides. One picture is not enough! Read the descriptions carefully.

Check out our field guide to Missouri Mushrooms

Don't let your nose fool you. Mushrooms that smell or even taste good can be poisonous. One common culprit of mushroom poisoning is the green-spored lepiota (Chlorophyllum molybdites), which, when young, looks nearly identical to the common white button mushrooms found in grocery stores. They reportedly taste pretty good, too, but eating just one will lead to symptoms that can put you in the emergency room.

“When in doubt, throw it out!” Until you’ve trained your eyes to know what you’re looking for, we can’t say it often enough!


Why you’re collecting a mushroom makes a difference in how you collect it. If you’re new to wild mushrooms, it’s really important to get some experience identifying them before you ever pick any to eat!


Collecting mushrooms to take home for closer examination requires the simplest equipment: a flat-bottomed basket, a roll of waxed paper, a small digging tool (a pocketknife will do), and something for taking notes. A GPS unit might come in handy, too, if you want to check the same spot at another time.

Collect the entire mushroom, including the base. This is important for mushrooms growing in soil. Some mushrooms have a cup-shaped volva that may be buried, others may have a surprisingly long “root,” and some may actually be attached to a buried piece of rotting wood — these are all important clues for identification. You need the whole mushroom for proper identification. Dig gently around the base, a little way away from the stem, to include any underground structures. Try to find fresh specimens that insects haven’t found first. Pick a few in different growth stages, if you can (some change dramatically as they mature).

Keep each different kind separate. Roll them gently in a length of waxed paper and twist the ends, like a piece of candy, or use waxed-paper sandwich bags. Don’t use plastic wrap — it traps warmth and moisture, and the mushrooms will start to decompose rapidly.

For each specimen, take note of

  • Where it’s growing (on wood, soil, moss)
  • Whether singly or in clusters
  • The colors and textures of all parts (for example, the little parrot mushroom has a beautiful green cap and yellow stem, and it is typically slimy)
  • The aroma (there may be some surprises here, from the scent of watermelon rind to that of jasmine flowers)

The more you observe about the mushroom, including where you found it, the easier it will be to identify at home.

Know area regulations and respect private land. Most state parks and conservation areas allow collecting of mushrooms, but regulations vary, so check before you collect. And needless to say, get permission before collecting anything on private land!


If you’re collecting mushrooms for the table (assuming you’re 100 percent sure of the ID, of course), you still need a basket or flat-bottomed cloth bag (a piece of cardboard, cut to fit the bottom of the bag, will add stability). Some mushroom hunters use a mesh bag on the premise that spores will drop and spread while they’re walking in the woods. (We haven’t seen a scientific study of this, but it might be true, so use your own discretion.) Your goal is clean, whole mushrooms that will be easy to prep before cooking. Plastic grocery bags might seem handy, but they offer no protection to the mushrooms if you bump them into anything. Also, they create a warm, moist environment that makes mushrooms disintegrate quickly.

  • Carry a pocketknife (or even a pair of scissors) for cutting the mushroom at the base. Some companies sell “mushroom knives” with a brush on the end for whisking off dirt, because adding only clean mushrooms to your basket will save you a lot of prep time later!
  • Bring a basket or bag, as discussed above.
  • Collect only unblemished specimens. As with any other fresh produce, the nice, unblemished specimens are best. If you’d pass it up in a grocery store, don’t pick it.
  • Be a good sport. Don't overharvest or pick them all. Leave some for the next hiker to find — and so the mushrooms can continue to grow and multiply.
  • Keep different kinds physically separate from each other — don’t mix your known edibles with any unidentified specimens. Poisonous mushrooms can contaminate other mushrooms. As suggested above, wrap each different type of mushroom gently in waxed paper or waxed-paper sandwich bags.
  • Don't collect from "dirty" places. You may find mushrooms growing beyond the borders of forests, but think twice before gathering them from along roadsides and railroad tracks, or from golf courses, parks, or suburban lawns — chemicals from exhaust fumes, petroleum residue, creosote, pet waste, pesticides, and weed treatments are not what you want on your plate!


Whether for later study or later meals, store mushrooms in the refrigerator straight out of your basket. While we advise against using plastic bags in the field (where they promote rapid decay), it’s okay to use a plastic bag to store mushrooms in your fridge, where the conditions are cool and dry.

Don’t rinse your collection before refrigerating — wet mushrooms will deteriorate much faster.

Most wild mushrooms don't last long in the refrigerator. Don't collect them unless you're ready to use them soon.

When you place them in the fridge, leave the storage bag or bin slightly open to minimize moisture collection. If you find you must rinse your edibles, do it right before cooking. Lay rinsed mushrooms on a clean towel to dry.

Check out our recipes for Missouri wild edibles and game


Thank you for reading our blog and hopefully it will enlighten you on the subject of mushrooms in Missouri.



thank you - As you can see we have beautiful views from our lots

and full grown trees on our lots

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Here is a photo from my private collections Photo's of mushrooms.


I do not know if they are poisonous or edible .

They just make great photography.


Labor Day weekend is here! BBQ Menu - Recipes!  Be safe and Have Fun!

Posted by M Litel on Sat, Sep 3, 2016 @ 09:09 AM

Labor Day is here!

Time for fun and BBQ with Friends and Family!  So lets talk menu items....  

Who likes Sauce on the BBQ while grilling and Who Doesn't?  

Who likes Vinegar & Oil Slaw?

 Who like Mayo  Based Slaw?


Well  I have included below some links to

BTW -there are some awesome recipes on that site.  I personally use it for almost everything.

I personally can eat Sauced or No Sauce when grilling.  But on the slaw - NO Vinegar and Oil for me. I was raised on the Mayo Based style Slaw and love it.

Now another choice - Smoked or Grilled.  I personally, liked grilled.  However, I can eat lightly smoked meats (spicy or not) with Cherry or Apple wood. Now that is good!!! 


BBQ Chicken or Ribs

(Hamburger/Hotdogs/Brats, etc)

BBQ Baked Beans

Corn on the Cob

Texas Potatoes


Good Ole Homemade Apple Pie

with Ice Cream of Course


What a menu.... makes one hungry - Doesn't it!








  1. Remember those who have Given the ultimate sacrifice - who have served and those who are serving to help preserve the freedoms that allows us to have these wonderful holidays in the

United States of America.


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Missouri, How much do you know about the State of Missouri?

Posted by M Litel on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 08:08 AM


It is such a beautiful state with lots of different things, places to see!

Mountains, flatlands, farms, canyons, springs, waterfalls, zoo's, Grant's Farm,

Katy Trail, LOTS of State Parks

Missouri River, Mississippi River, Branson, Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake

and many other places, things tooo numerous to list.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 This article was taken fromWikipedia and I found to have refreshed some interesting facts,  such as the starting point for the OREGON TRAIL, PONY EXPRESS was Missouri!  
Missouri was establised August 10, 1821   So Missouri just had a birthday!  So happy Belated Birthday, Missouri.


As defined by the 2010 US census, the four largest urban areas in order of population are St. Louis, Kansas City,Springfield, and Columbia.[6] The mean center of the United States population at the 2010 census was in the town ofPlato in Texas County.[7] The state's capital is Jefferson City. The land that is now Missouri was acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase and became known as the Missouri Territory. Part of this territory was admitted into the union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821.Missouri (see pronunciations) is a state located in the Midwestern United States.[5] It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states. The state comprises 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis.

Missouri's geography is highly varied. The northern part of the state lies in dissected till plains and the southern portion lies in the Ozark Mountains (a dissected plateau), with the Missouri River dividing the regions. The state lies at the intersection of the three greatest rivers of the United States, with the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers near St. Louis,[8] and the confluence of the Ohio River with the Mississippi north of the Bootheel. The starting points for the Pony Express, Santa Fe Trail, and Oregon Trail were all located in Missouri as well.[9]

Also has some interesting facts about Missouri  - Here below is a few topics from this FREE page of Ancestry. Com 

Pioneer Life

The Honey War of Missouri Missouri and Iowa Border dispute

I have talked with Grandma Handy

Journal of Rose Wilder Lane

St Louis and the American West

William Tipton Seely Comes to Missouri


Areas of Missouri

Bootheel of Missouri How Did The Boundary of Missouri Come To Include The "Bootheel"?

The Missouri River Heritage Corridor Pick a train and discover links to native American history and African-American history + much more!

Tales of Southwestern Missouri Silas Turnbo manuscripts are a collection of approximately eight hundred short tales, stories and vignettes that reflect life along the White River Valley in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri during the latter half of the 19th century.

Native Americans

Cherokee Nation - Old Lousiana Territory Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory Southeast Missouri Office Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

The first children

History of Native Americans in Southeast Missouri


I hope you enjoy reading about our state and finding things to do with your friends and family.  Missouri offers a LOT OF FREE things to do and they are within a days driving time.   Go out and enjoy the great outdoors of Missouri.


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It is amazing what you can see if you just slow down And enjoy the Roses (aka the sights of Missouri)!

The Owners of Carlsbad Management, LLC  was just telling me about a great Place to eat on one of these "Backroads" of Missouri - Don't always take the interstate  - It's amazing what you pass by!  Just take a few extra hours and enjoy!

Here is a couple of my personal photos taken from an Afternoon Drive in Missouri  in the Month of August

Missouri River & Old Homestead!



LABOR DAY  Holiday fast approaching!  Golden Acres Mobile Home Community, House Springs, MO wants to share some history on Labor Day!

Posted by Myra L on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:08 AM


What do you know about it?

When was the first one?

Well honestly, I did not know myself or why we even have one. I just thought it is another day to get together with friends and family and BBQ, swim for the last time of summer in pools etc. You know us, "American's", we just love to have another reason to "Party" and get together  & EAT and socialize.   So I decided to do a bit of research and share with you what I found out.  

Can you believe it started over 100 years ago, on September 5th, 1882?  


A photo from the Web   "Karen's Korner"  from a Labor Day Parade from long ago.

The internet (AKA  World Wide Web) is good for finding out information.  However some of the information you obtain is not always factual.  I am hoping that the sites that I give you from time to time are factual.

  The link above  "Labor Day" is to a government site.  But below is taken from that site.   

History of Labor Day

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.


The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.


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 Labor Day

Read about the founder!  It is good reading and to know more about the history of this holiday


Please be safe when traveling this holiday.  Enjoy Friends and Family. Remember those who made this holiday possible.

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