feed it daily

On the Navajo Nation, kids with the most severe developmental disabilities attend a school called Saint Michael’s Association for Special Education.

Dameon David, 8, is waking up from a nap in his classroom. He has come to the school in northeastern Arizona for four years. He has cerebral palsy, seizures and scoliosis. His mom, Felencia Woodie, picks him up from a bed with Superman sheets.

“Other schools that he was going to go to, they didn’t have the nursing staff or the equipment he goes in, or the trained staff that they have here to do his suctioning, his feeding and his medications daily,” she says.

Woodie, who also works at Saint Michael’s, says the only problem with the school is its water.

“It has a certain stench to it. Sometimes you’ll smell … kinda like a egg smell,” Woodie says. “Sometimes it’s yellow, brown, or even we’ve seen black.”

On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn’t Stink

Photo: Sami Rapp/Courtesy of Saint Michael’s Association for Special Education

But he answered, “It is written, ”Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.“ (Matthew 4:4)

Like food that sustains our physical bodies, our spirits depend on the Word of God for life-supporting nourishment. Here, after 40 days of fasting in the wilderness, Jesus speaks the Word of God from Deuteronomy 8:3 to overcome the temptation of the devil. The Son of God, a man who possessed divine power to defeat the enemy, chose the weapon of Scripture to combat Satan.This powerful Sword is our weapon too—the same spiritual resource we have today—the Word of God! Are you feeding your spirit by feasting daily on God’s Word?

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while aaand since ya girl’s birthday is in 2 days as well, I’m just feeling all the love for my beautiful, beautiful mutuals. I just want to say that I appreciate every notification from you all and always feel free to message me or drop in my ask box anytime! Even if you want to tell me about your day or go off about how your bias wrecks you, I’m so here for that!

Also if we talk or don’t talk just know that I love you so much from the bottom of my heart and you are important and deserve all the happiness ok?! I hope you all have a great day/night wherever you are. 

Ok I’m rambling, I love u all k bye. 

(This is going to be very long as I GO OFF, I have so much love to give u all!)

First of all here are some special mutuals who I treasure in my heart and love with every fibre of my soul!

@ilysoftjimin- Xim, my wifey. You radiate kindness and love and honestly I love our 2am conversations about the rain and our day. Thank you for always checking up on me and sending me the sweetest messages! Also you’re so freaking talented with your moodboards and I swoon everytiime! I love youu!

@jiminms & @blondepjm- My soul sisters, thank you for wrecking me on the daily with our special dedicated Jungkook hour and blessing me with pictures of Jimin on the daily. Gio, I love love love our conversations with just about anything, you are the definition of sweet and I’m glad we’re in this Hobi hell together lmao! Sidar, please why are you so freaking cuuute?! Your tags for Jimin and Jungkook are big moods all the time. I love you both!!

@parkesjimin- Do you guys mind if I love this angel with my whole heart? Cami you are too good for this world I swear! You never fail to bring a smile to my face and pls come to London soon for some overpriced tea and cakes! I love you!

@toughchim, @jimibi, @lucidjimin, @iwuvjimin, @lostmytae- Where do I start with you absolute angels? Honestly thank you for being there for my very soft Jimin moments and hype up my tags when I go offff lmaoo! Also I appreciate every tag and mention! I adore and love you gals!

@kth666- JO MY OG MUTUAL!! We always thank salad bowl Jungkook for the start of this glorious friendship. Even though I drag you on the daily, and harass you with random Yugyeom moodboards, do know it comes from the heart and ily v much!! 

Bolded-  I admire you guys so very much from afar and/or we have interacted and I love seeing you on my dash and notifications! 


@07cypher - @11pristin@19ksj@1jaan@1ovelyjimin@2vmin - @43hy - @4hobii - @52-kg


@ahoneyyboy - @americahn - @arthemida - @artpjm - @artychim - @barefacedtae - @bbyngs - @beaujimin - @bipjm - @btsjimln@cherriamour @chimiv - @chimnin - @cosyjimin - @cozychim - @cypherpart420


@flawsest@flower-guk - @fraptae - @halaltae (fae ily!) - @here4jimin - @hobsangel - @ilujk


@jiminnsgf (lola, a breathing queen ily!) - @jiminjpgs - @jiminsangeleyes - @jiminsbigheart - @jiminslipgloss- @jiminssi - @jimology - @jimoons - @jjkboo - @je0n - @joonjulyagustd - @jwimins - @kimnamjoonisbae - @kisskook - @kookmiinie - @lunagfriend - @minmoonmin​ - @mochi-jiminiee @neibulae 


@orangehope - @otpvmin - @paekistan - @parkejimins - @sugamuse - @tereliyeh - @unbwilievable

funnyfoxes55  asked:

If giraffes are bone eating, for the calcium, how do zoos make up the calcium? I'm assuming they don't just drop in dead bodies and let em lick it

…okay, but skeletal-shaped mineral chews for giraffes would be my new favorite thing. (Although any PR department would likely nix the idea immediately because the public tends to get all squicked out about anything eating anything that looks like a dead animal, much less “nice” animals like giraffe). 

A quick look through a couple of giraffe husbandry manuals indicates that mineral and vitamin supplements are contained in cereal/pellet feed that is fed daily in addition to browse. 

Dinner - A Nessian Fic

Please check out my other fics, Nessian: The Shower Has Been Installed and Girl Talk. Hope you enjoy this NSFW Nessian Dinner Date. Please reblog, like, and comment. I love hearing from you! And if anyone a fic idea to throw at me, just ask. Love you all.

Ok, the jig was up. Everyone knew Nesta and Cassian were together and she just had to accept that. Luckily they were still so scared to speak with her that the smirks and knowing stares she had expected from the inner circle of the Night Court had been minimal. She had no doubt that when she was not present Cassian was being subjected to unending torment by his friends, but the idiot probably just enjoyed that. Since their relationship, or whatever it was, had gone public, Cassian had asked Nesta to go out with him tonight. A date. Nesta had never been on a date.

Keep reading


REASONS WHY BRITAIN IS TOTALLY RUINED THESE DAYS, NUMBER 14,773: “Taxpayers money being spent on feeding children.”

Why should i convert my parrots diet from seed to pellets?

Traditionally, all pet parrots are fed dry seed. Maybe with fruits and veggies or maybe with seed being the sole diet for the bird. There are many reasons why feeding your parrot seed daily lowers the health and longevity of your feathered friend.
Seed from supermarkets/pet stores are full of fat and offer little nutritional value.its the equivalent of humans eating a diet of McDonald’s every day. Extremely addictive but there is no health benefit at all.
Even with fruits and vegetables incorporated into their daily, they are still getting excessive amounts of fat from seeds.

If you are going to give your birds seeds (is advised for budgies and cockatiels), growing them into crops/sprouts is the best way for your bird to get nutrition from any kind of seed. I’ve done a post about that topic here. [x]

Things to be weary of when purchasing a pellet mix includes the ingredients. Especially staying clear of any that have a high sugar content, peanuts or use the words “(Preservative)” next to anything.

My top pick for pellets are Harrisons Organic and Vetafarm Maintenance. 

So - how do we start introducing pellets into your birds diet? 

A gradual introduction is a must.
Create a ‘wet mix’ by soaking 60% seed & 40% pellets in boiling water, press down firmly and allow to cool.
They will be busy for hours trying to get that seed!
In the process, the will be exposed to small amounts of the pellets flavour and texture.

After 2 - 3 days, slowly reduce the ratio.

When you reach a high amount of pellets, slowly decrease the water amount so they get used to the hard texture of dry pellets.

You can decide to leave the ratio with seeds 20% and pellets 70% or completely wean your birds from eating seed - which a complete pellet diet is recommended.
In either case providing your birds with fruits and veg, nuts, grains, and all round variety is a must for a well balanced healthy diet.

Feels Like Home: Chapter 1 - When We Were Young

(Photo Source: x)

Characters- Reader, Maisie the dog, Missouri, RodeoCowboy!Dean
Warnings- None
Word Count- 1,123
Summary- It’s a usual day until a face from your past shows up. You never thought you’d see him again, but fate seems to have other ideas.
A/N- The first in this series! I’m so excited to share this one with y’all since it’s been in the planning stages since January. I had some computer troubles, but luckily I’ve been able to get it working enough to write, so all’s well. It’s all outlined, so I’m just so excited to finally share!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Feels Like Home Masterlist | Mobile Masterlist | Taglist Details

Squinting against the sunlight filtering in through your windows, you sigh before glaring at the beeping alarm on your nightstand. You’d done all the chores you’d needed to the night before, just to spend an extra hour or two in bed this morning. You should have known they’d fly right on by.

Your morning is much the same as always- get up and ready to do some chores before you head out to breakfast at Missouri’s Diner. Your small horse ranch requires daily maintenance, all of which you take care of yourself. Hauling hay, feeding the horses, daily grooming, cleaning stalls- all are a part of your daily chore list.

You open your front door to a bright dawn, bright orangey-yellows melting into blue. The sight brings a small smile to your face, thinking of all the people who are too busy stuck behind a desk to ever see the beauty of a fresh new day. Running a ranch may be hard work, but you wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Keep reading

The Other Side of the Ocean - Chapter 2

This is a Taylor & Joe fanfic. FYI this chapter is long (8800 words), basically two chapters in one. 

Need to catch up? Read the prologue here and Chapter 1 here.

The next week was a busy one for Taylor. She’d flown back to Nashville to rehearse for her upcoming concert, taking time to check in with her mom and dad. Every time she went home to Tennessee, it was her tradition to go to her mom’s house for a long, relaxing dinner. Taylor loved to cook, but, she also appreciated the opportunity to go home, sink into her mom’s huge couch with a glass of wine and just… be.  Let her mom take care of her.

And Andrea, she wasn’t quiet about the chance to have either or both of her kids back in the house, pamper them, dote on them, make their favorite foods, and just … be their mom.  It just wasn’t the same having adult children. ‘Mom’ takes on a whole new meaning when the kids are grown and out of the house, and she enjoys the chance to be ‘Mom’ again just as much as her kids enjoy the chance to just be (sort of) kids again.  

This time around, Andrea provided a little extra pampering, because as the first half-day of rehearsals wrapped up, Taylor found herself knocked to the ground with a staggering cold virus. She tried Echinacea tea, honey tea, cayenne pepper tea, both a nebulizer and an inhaler, hot steam, drank two gallons of water a day and slept ten hours at night. She spent the whole day on the couch tucked under a giant blanket, Netflix quietly playing from the tv while she dozed on and off. But this cold was relentless. She had the chills, runny nose, fever, headache, body ache, … basically the whole nine yards.

And with the concert just days away, she was slightly freaking out about the fact that her voice sounded like a frog.

Keep reading