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Claire Moxon-Waltz
Works at Scribe Select
Attended Drake University
Lives in Sackville, NB
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I decided to use some of the blueberries I picked from our woodland area in a recipe. I had thought I would make blueberry pancakes, but I decided I should try something new. I found a recipe for a blueberry zucchini snack ...
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Yesterday I was picking wild blueberries along the edge of our woods. I noticed that the majority of the ripe ones were the ones in the areas with the most sunlight, which makes sense of course. I puttered around finding ri...
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Things have been blooming nicely in the perennial garden beds here. The Stella d'oro daylilies are in full bloom and looking absolutely stunning with their burst of golden yellow. I couldn't resist some close up shots of th...
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We have an outbuilding that will be Marc's workshop when it is finished, for his motorcycle projects and other projects that he works on. It's not as big as he would like, but it will serve the purpose. Unfortunately, it isn...
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Today I'm joining in Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. Today the categories are: Starts with D, Week's Favourite, and Summer or Winter. Starts with D Today I was absolutely d</b>elighted to find that not all of my d</b>a...
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Today I spent several hours at the old Nova Scotia farm property taking down metal T-posts and some page-wire fencing that I will subsequently be installing here at the new place in order to bring my sheep and goats home (fin...
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Lovely design!  I have added the pattern to my ever-expanding Rav queue.  These would be wonderful for the Canadian winter that I endure every year.  I've never done a pattern that has a sideways cuff like that, but there is a first time for everything!
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Technical Writing, Quality Management (ISO 9001), Instructional Design, and a myriad of other things.
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Writing, editing, making a "dog's breakfast" of documents into a manageable package
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  • Scribe Select
    Consultant, 2012 - present
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Sackville, NB
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Moncton, NB - Halifax, NS - Des Moines, IA - Guelph, ON
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Independent thinker, crazy goat lady, and all-around renaissance chick.
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Survived 3 (almost 4) degrees, run my own business, remain largely sane, and knit a lot.
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  • Drake University
    Law
    Finished 70 of 90 credits towards my law degree before moving to Canada
  • University of Guelph
    M.Sc.
    Major in Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
    B.Sc.
    Major in Environmental Biology
  • Saint Mary's University
    B.A.
    Major in English.
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After my cat, Izzy, was attacked by my own greyhound, she had serious wounds and needed immediate veterinary attention. The team at Riverview AH sprang into action and immediately provided Izzy with pain medication as well as a careful inspection of her wounds. She stayed overnight and had sutures to close the most serious wounds. Unfortunately, she had a drug resistant bacterial infection set in, and much of the skin around the wounds began to rapidly deteriorate and die, such that the sutures simply had nothing to hold onto. The Riverview team were able to send a sample to the vet college to determine the best antibiotic to treat the condition. Unfortunately, the infection was fast moving and she lost a lot of skin tissue in a short time, so the wound could not be sutured closed again. Initially the Riverview team chose to do a tie-over bandage, which was great for a period of time, but then the ties began to cause discomfort for Izzy. Following that, based on the team's recommendation, I began doing daily saline bandage changes. The Riverview team helpfully guided me through everything I needed to do to help Izzy heal. After a couple of training sessions, I was able to do the home care needed. We had to use sterile saline on newborn baby diaper pads to keep the wound area constantly moist. We also used honey to speed healing. Izzy was continuing on her course of antibiotics. I did the bandage changes twice daily to keep the wound clean and treated. They honey and saline bandages worked much more quickly than expected and Izzy's wounds healed in record time, shrinking daily. Her wound area went from an open patch about 4 x 5 inches to a patch about 2 x 2 inches in a matter of weeks. The patch closed over in time and she is now completely fine. The Riverview team of Drs. Moskovits, Pulman and Roussel, and their support staff, gave me the information and training I needed to be a part of Izzy's recovery. Being a pet care giver means being there through thick and thin, and even though treating wounds at home can be disturbing, it is tremendously rewarding to see how pets can bounce back and recover. I would never hesitate to recommend Riverview AH.
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