Archive for September, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 30% of us take the same lunch to work every single day. The number 1 thing they take is a cheese sandwich. What’s number 2?

A: Ham & Cheese sandwich

Hurricane Checklist

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by brent

1. Charge any device that provides light. Laptops, tablets, cameras, video cameras, and old phones. Old cell phones can still used for dialing 911. Charge external battery back ups.

2. Wash all trash cans, big and small, and fill with water for flushing toilets. Line outdoor trash cans with trash bags, fill with water and store in the garage. Add bleach to sterilize.

3. Fill every tub and sink with water. Cover sinks with Saran Wrap to keep it from collecting dust. Fill washing machine and leave lid up to store water.

4. Fill old empty water bottles and other containers with water and keep near sinks for washing hands.

5. Fill every Tupperware with water and store in freezer. These will help keep food cold longer and serve as a back up water supply.

6. Fill drinking cups with water and cover with Saran Wrap. Store as many as possible in fridge. The rest you can store on the counter and use first before any water bottles are opened. Ice is impossible to find after the storm.

7. Reserve fridge space for storing tap water and keep the sealed water bottles on the counter.

8. Cook any meats in advance and other perishable foods. You can freeze cooked food. Hard boil eggs for snacks for first day without power.

9. Be well hydrated before the storm hits and avoid salty foods that make you dehydrated.

10. Wash all dirty clothes and bed sheets. Anything dirty will smell without the A/C, you may need the items, and with no A/C, you’ll be sweating a lot. You’re going to want clean sheets.

11. Toss out any expiring food, clean cat litter boxes, empty all trash cans in the house, including bathrooms. Remove anything that will cause an odor when the A/C is off. If you don’t have a trash day pickup before the storm, find a dumpster.

12. Bring in any yard decor, secure anything that will fly around, secure gates, bring in hoses, potted plants, etc. Bring in patio furniture and grills.

13. Clean your environment so you have clear, easy escape routes. Even if that means temporarily moving furniture to one area.

14. Scrub all bathrooms so you are starting with a clean odor free environment. Store water filled trash cans next to each toilet for flushing.

15. Place everything you own that is important and necessary in a backpack or small file box that is easy to grab. Include your wallet with ID, phone, hand sanitizer, snacks, etc. Get plastic sleeves for important documents.

16. Make sure you have cash on hand.

17. Stock up on pet food and fill up bowls of water for pets.

18. Refill any medications. Most insurance companies allow for 2 emergency refills per year.

19. Fill your propane tanks. You can heat soup cans, boil water, make coffee, and other stuff besides just grilling meat. Get an extra, if possible.

20. Drop your A/C in advance and lower temperatures in your fridges.

21. Gather all candles, flashlights, lighters, matches, batteries, and other items and keep them accessible.

22. Clean all counters in advance. Start with a clean surface. Buy Clorox Wipes for cleaning when there is no power. Mop your floors and vacuum. If power is out for 10 days, you’ll have to live in the mess you started with.

23. Pick your emergency safe place such as a closet under the stairs. Store the items you’ll need in that location for the brunt of the storm. Make a hand fan for when the power is out.

24. Shower just before the storm is scheduled to hit.

25. Keep baby wipes next to each toilet. Don’t flush them. It’s not the time to risk clogging your toilet!

26. Run your dishwasher, don’t risk having dirty smelly dishes and you need every container for water! Remember you’ll need clean water for brushing your teeth, washing yourself, and cleaning your hands.

27. Put a small suitcase in your car in case you decide to evacuate. Also put at least one jug of water in your car. It will still be there if you don’t evacuate! You don’t need to store all water in the house. Remember to pack for pets as well.

28. Check on all family members, set up emergency back up plans, and check on elderly neighbors.

29. Remember, pets are family too. Take them with you!

30. Before the storm, unplug all electronics. There will be power surges during and after the storm.

31. Gas up your car and have a spare gas container for your generator or your car when you run out.

If you can, take a video of your house and contents….walk room to room–open cabinets/drawers and closets. This will help if you need to make a claim later. It will show proof of items and help you list all the items (help your memory, so you don’t forget anything)…I highly recommend!!!

I also heard you should freeze a cup of water, place a coin on top after it is frozen…keep this in your freezer to help you gauge the temperature if the power goes out. If the coin stays on top, the food is staying frozen. If the coin falls into the water, the freezer thawed out and most food will likely need to be thrown away. This is super helpful is you have to leave and come back, as it may appear everything is still frozen, but if the coin is in the cup–you will know!!

Finally, anything that you want to try and preserve, but you can’t take with you—place it in a plastic bin and put in your dishwasher, lock the door—this should make it water tight in case of any water intrusion into your home. But of course, take all the important/irreplaceable items you can!!

Stay Safe everyone!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Posted on: September 29th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 41% of husbands say that when it comes to this, their wives do a better job. What?

A: negotiating for a new car

Sweet Season Farms 2020

Posted on: September 29th, 2020 by brent

Corn Maze

General Admission Pricing (ages 3 and up)

*pumpkin NOT included with admission

 
 

Whole CoB

 
 

Half CoB

Whole Cob Admission $12.00 (plus tax)

Includes unlimited access to:  Corn Maze, Hayride, Children’s Playground (12 and under), Corn Popper,  Sunflower Speedway, Hop-A-Long Rodeo, Country Carousel, Double Cow Train, The Beeline, Farm Games, Sunflower Paths, Picnic Area, Hay Bale Maze, Animal Barn, Barnyard Ball, Mini Barnyard Ball, Tetherball, Duck Races and more!

One (1) Turn at Corn Cannon also included, but not unlimited.
*pumpkins NOT INCLUDED with admission

Half Cob Admission  $10.50 (plus tax)

Price includes unlimited Corn Maze and Hayride
(Does not include any other farm activities)  Must have this minimum general admission in order to enter farm grounds.
*pumpkins NOT INCLUDED with admission

 
 

FLASHLIGHT MAZE
 

 
 

season pass
 

FRIDAY NIGHT Flashlight Maze
$12.00 (plus tax)

Bring your flashlight and brave the maze and farm at night!
Admission includes*:  Corn Mazes, Hayride, Barnyard Ball and Mini Barnyard Ball, Animal Barn, Corn Popper, Country Carousel, Sunflower Speedway, Farm Games and Children’s Playground (ages 12 and under) 

*corn cannons and cow train not open at night
*pumpkins NOT INCLUDED with admission

Season Pass
$29.00 (plus tax)

ages 3 and up

Season Pass holders receive a Whole Cob Admission each time they visit the farm for the 2020 season.  Season Pass holders also receive 1 free snowcone per pass holder good for first visit to the farm.

*pumpkins NOT INCLUDED with admission

 Age 2 and Under Free and do not require a ticket to enter

Military members and immediate family … $1.50 off Whole Cob admission

Seniors 65+ …$1 off off Whole Cob Admission
(must purchase ticket at farm for discount)

Group Rate $2 off Whole Cob Admission

Last tickets sold 45 minutes before closing time 
 

Extras: 

 

Pony Rides – $5 

Maze Map – $0.25
Pumpkins – vary by size (not included with admission)
Sunflowers and Zinnias – prices and availability may vary

 

Bounce Back Pass

Our Bounce Back Pass is only available for purchase at the farm on same day as purchasing your Whole Cob wristband. It is good for 1 return visit at any time during the current season for same person.
Purchase at Gift Shop on your way out for $5.75 plus tax. 
What a great way to keep the fall fun going!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: Married women say THIS is the number one thing they would change about their husband. What?

A: their grumpiness

Mission Restore Hope – Raised over $275,000

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by brent

Mission Restore Hope

Channel 3 News, Cat Country and United Way of West Florida hosted “Mission: Restore Hope:” an effort to help our community recover from Hurricane Sally.

Our community proudly raised over $275,000 for the United Way of West Florida.  The money will ALL stay local.

You can still donate:  TEXT 850RELIEF TO 41444

VISIT uwwf.org/sally

BACKGROUND ON HOW FUNDS ARE USED: 

United Way of West Florida will administer the funds.  The money will support recovery efforts for those who were impacted by Hurricane Sally, including assistance to households, building supplies and materials, and support for underinsured and uninsured individuals.   Funds will remain in the community to support recovery efforts.

What the United Way of West Florida is doing:

We are working around the clock to support Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, as we recover TOGETHER from Hurricane Sally.

United Way of West Florida is here before, during, and after disasters. While there is much work to be done in helping our community recover, your gift of money or time helps families get back in their homes and give our vulnerable community members the care they need. UWWF works with local organizations to thoughtfully build strategies to create resilient communities.

WAYS TO AID IN RELIEF EFFORTS

GIVE

The most immediate and useful way to support recovery efforts in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties is through financial assistance. This allows relief organizations to purchase and provide the supplies and resources most needed. To donate to UWWF’s Hurricane Relief Fund, text 850RELIEF to 41444.

VOLUNTEER

You can also support recovery efforts through volunteerism. We have combined our efforts with Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) to coordinate volunteers for the impacted areas. If you would like to support those affected by Hurricane Sally, please create a profile through the UWWF online volunteer portal, GET CONNECTED. BRACE will recruit volunteers by using this platform.

 

CONNECT TO RESOURCES

If you or someone you know need assistance, our information and referral hotline, 211 Northwest Florida, is available 24/7 identifying or accessing any support services in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. To access this completely free service, simply dial 211 from any landline or cellphone.

Please be patient when calling for resources, as the hotline has been inundated by calls.

You may also visit the links below, based by counties, for the most up-to-date and verified information on basic services – food, water, and shelter.

 

 

 

The Cat’s Last Blast Before Summer’s Past – Winner Announced

Posted on: September 27th, 2020 by brent

Last Blast

CONGRATS to Kristen Smith from Pensacola!  

She WON  the Cat’s Last Blast before Summer’s Past…  Pensacola Beach Getaway for October 22nd – October 26th.

Take your Covid safe friends and family to hang at Casa De Luna on Pensacola Beach… Stay with up to 10 of your friends.


Casa De Luna

It’s 4 King Suites with attached Bathrooms… Game Room, Pool, and Bikes included for your adventure.

Plus, Ho2 Pensacola Dolphin Tours, Pontoons & More is setting you up for a “Day on the Bay” with  a 10 Seater Pontoon Boat to cruise Pensacola Bay! When you come in you can Grab Dinner at the Frisky Dolphin ($250 worth of food).

Laguna’s on Pensacola Beach is putting up a Day of Play for 5 (Full Passes for Everything plus $100 worth of Food)
 
Chasin Fins will take your party on a Dolphin Cruise
 
Visit Pensacola is providing great Beach Bags for you to remember your trip by.

***Winner must be 25 or older.  10 person maximum at Casa De Luna. The stay is good for October 22-26 Only.

Frisky Dolphin

Lagunas

 

Candy Song – Running From a Barge

Posted on: September 25th, 2020 by brent

The song of the week… Running from a Barge

Cat Country 98.7 · Candy Song – Running From A Barge

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Posted on: September 14th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: 11% of people say THIS is the worst thing you can do in a hotel room. What?

A: eavesdrop on your neighbors

Friday, September 11, 2020

Posted on: September 11th, 2020 by Big Moose

Q: On average, we all do this every year and a half. What?

A: get a new phone