First off, congratulations! Because if you're reading this, chances are you're human, or at least a dolphin with an above average intelligence. And that means you beat the odds by merely not being born an amoeba, or exist as a bit of space debris, or a hemorrhoid up my ass, or a mentally challenged dolphin. Considering the sheer amount of biological and abiological matter out there in the universe, what are the chances of any one of us actually being a human? It must be up there with winning the lottery 10 times in a row. We basically hit the jackpot big time.
Found them - the true cause of global warming
I don't think, for the most part, we express enough gratitude for not being a hemorrhoid up someone ass, but I suspect there's an evolutionary reason for this. Caveman who were too preoccupied contemplating why they weren't a mammoth probably didn'
Chickens, sheep, rabbits, goats, etc. On a family farm where there are predators like coyotes and wild dogs and hawks and hogs... you have to find a way to protect them. And many experts say that the #1 rule of raising a livestock guardian dog (LGD), is to NOT socialize them with humans.
But what if you have a family? What if you have small children? What if the #1
livestock you want protected-- are your kiddos!
I have NO idea what I am talking about. I am merely trying to learn as much as possible before we make the gigantic leap from the safe, boring, and electronic life of suburbia hell and move onto our 7 acres.
I have never farmed. I have never fished. I do not have my CHL (working on that next month!). I have never lived in a remote are
The Mole is an underground original. Yes, they have messed up some of my yards and gardens over the years too, but they are some strange and cool looking individuals.
In this video, I mention a few of the lesser-known characteristics of the mole, like their ability to breathe in low-oxygen environments and their toxic saliva.
These guys are some solid little creatures, almost like a miniature soda can. Whether you actually like these creatures or not, you should at least be able to enjoy the video. Also, it is probably not a good idea to pick them up, even though I have...
The information is the video is original but I did have a quick refresher from this source.
I have just been waiting for an excuse to paint a lion! Thanks again to @aksinya for putting on these contests. Artists, if you haven't seen this yet, I'd recommend joining in!
This week the challenge is Modern + Africa. My style is based in optics. I love using vibrant colors in a way that when they're placed next to each other they optically mix (like in pointilism if you place a bunch of yellow and blue dots in the same area, it will appear green from a certain distance). Our brains mix them for us. From a distance, my pieces look pretty realistic. Up close? Not so much.
This little lion is on a 6
x6 canvas and done all in acrylics. There are lots of metallics: gold, copper, and bronze so this baby glitters!
![Lion final_Christie Snelson.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmdEP13PFs4dymfnkSfyLZb8Wt1XRyHRqHqVoJEVF8tBim/Lion%20fi
Today I would like to share another hobby of mine with you all. Yup, you guessed it, it's knitting.
I've never really been a constant knitter, it was always one of those things you come back to from time to time. When I was little my grandma Valentina started teaching me to knit, she was pretty good at it, and of course as a child I did learn the basics, but never developed the skills further.
Some people think that knitting is something old ladies would do, but to be honest with you I find it a pretty relaxing pastime, every time I start a new item I just get carried away and can't stop haha.
When I moved to the United States over 2 years ago I c
As you all loved beautiful yet deadly, this is the second part of one of the most beautiful yet deadly snakes.
In my last post, I shared some facts about three of the most dangerous snakes of the world which were: rattle snake, black mamba and death adder.
In this post, I will share some information about three more dangerous snakes, whose bite could kill you easily and some wild herbs that could help in case of a snake bite.
Hello. It is @hunhani.
Today, I deliver special stories that you can enjoy at the full-scale eco-campus, UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology).
Here is an eco-friendly campus that is located in real nature, and the endangered natural monument lives.
먼저 가장 최근에 주목을 받고 있는 멸종위기에 처한 야생동물은 천연기념물 제330호 수달입니다.
The most recently higlighted endangered wildlife is the Natural Monument No. 330 Otter.
When I was 25, I was working for a bank in NYC. Almost a year later, I was living on a farm in Western Pennsylvania. Very few things would cause someone to make such a drastic life change. I met my husband over the 4th of July weekend on the farm where I now reside about 14 years ago. Some friends invited me to a party and I had nothing better to do. Little did I know that someday that farm would be where I would be raising our 3 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 5 chickens. Scratch that, we are down to 2 chickens after a fox invaded our chicken coop last night.
Country life is so much different than city life. It took me a very long time to adjust. When I first moved here I kept wanting to order food, or go out to dinner, or go shopping. Nobody delivers food to our farm. There are very few restaurants. I do not consider Denny's a restaurant. Wal Mart is the only place to shop. People even buy their groceries there. Luckily my family still lives in Pittsburgh so I get to overdose on shopping when I vi
Another noise I didn’t recognize joined the chimpanzees’ pants and shrieks. The alarms from red-colobus monkeys only fed the frenzy. On all sides, adult males, females, juveniles ascended tree trunks. I looked up to see clambering bodies cornering their victims at the top of the canopy. Suddenly, a chimp climbed down, a fuzzy body dangling in his mouth. By the end of the hunt, there would be four dead monkeys.
Just another day researching the Ngogo chimpanzees of Uganda. I had never seen chimpanzees hunt before, but just last week I saw two.
Just after the kill, Jackson charges with prey in Hand. Morton holding his own monkey moves to get out of the way. A female descends the tree to follow, hoping to get some meat of her own. (Sorry for poor quality! Uploading from rainforest has its limits)
Just over a week ago, I attempted to film some creatures underwater and take a few photographs. The video was pretty good, but the photos were not. Well, for a $30 camera from a supercenter, they were about what you would expect. Here is an example.
Though you may not be able to completely tell, that was a really cute baby turtle underwater in the photo. After making a post about it and asking some questions, it seemed like the majority of people were encouraging me to invest in a better camera and try again.
The Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) is a very cool member of the Kingsnake family. Kingsnakes often have that great reputation that comes with being a type of snake that will eat venomous varieties. Thankfully, these guys also keep the rodent population in check.
When I moved to Arkansas, the Prairie Kingsnake was the first kind of snake I found. Having no prior knowledge of them, I was a little timid at first (just a little). Of course I did capture that first one and began a friendship with the species that still continues.
This particular individual has a much fainter pattern than some others that I have met. These guys can be found in the prairies and plains of the southeastern and mid-wester
The deep emotional and psychological connection between human animals and other animals can be profound. Many people have a deep emotional valuation of nonhuman animals they connect with, and even see their animal companions as the most important others in their lives, more than other human-to-human relations they have. The nonhuman animals are their life, and often the animals share this same devotion for their human companions.
In my own work on morality I have discovered it's intimate connection with the psychological dimension of animal existence. How we treat others, all others, not just human animals but all animals, is a reflection of our psychological development in moral comprehension.
I have made posts about the emotional lives of animals that we connect to and value. Nohuman animals can provide an emotional connection like a human can and help to make people feel better. Animal companions have improved the quality of life of many people.
Homeless humans are a subset of our society that go ignor