So, I've been raising goats for 7 years. We started with a herd of fainting goats for meat. These were really high quality animals that I adored. Fainting goats are not only excellent meat goats but also endless comedy.
But, we came to the conclusion after a few years that we didn't have the time or the land to raise them profitably. It didn't help that most of that time we were under near drought conditions here in North Florida. It's a lot of work keeping a herd like this. What starts out as a manageable group of 7 or 8 does quickly turns into 20 to 25 moms with babies.
And if you try and expand that you are quickly looking at having to feed 50 or 60 animals. And trim their hooves. And keep them wormed. And. and. and. and.
After a few years we dropped back to just a few dairy goats. The fainting goats I had were really hearty animals. They were great for novice goat owners because they wer
I came a cross a picture of this beautiful snake from one of my friends photos and I am surprised she couldn't explain the type of snake? Well I can't ask if its venomous by the way its been handled.
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It is time to share some of the most beautiful treasures in Cost Rica, which are butterflies and moths:)
Es ist Zeit welche der schönsten Schätze Costa Ricas zu teilen, nämlich Tagfalter und Nachtfalter :)
Here are just a few pictures of butterflies and moths that I saw (in total there are about 1500 butterfly and 12000 moth species in Costa Rica):
Hier ein paar Bilder von Schmetterlingen die ich gesehen habe (insgesamt gibt es ca. 1500 Tagfalter und 12000 Nachtfalter Arten in Costa Rica):
As I examined these pigs after getting them home, I began to wonder about exactly what they were. I mean, the female looks like a fat, cute, little pot-bellied pig, but the male kind of looks like a wild Razorback. Could it be a feral hog?
Let's start by comparing a photo of the hog with a photo of our front license plate, featuring the Arkansas Razorbacks logo.
That is quite a similarity, and I must say that he looks much more l
On the morning of May 22nd, a very rare shark, megamouth shark was found in the fixed shore net in Tateyama city, Chiba prefecture.
The shark was transferred to fish cage.
What is going to do has been not determined yet.
Lobsters and crabs have colourless blood or should i say have no blood. The liquid in their body is Hemolymph.
Hemolymph, or haemolymph, is a fluid, analogous to the blood in vertebrates, that circulates in the interior of the arthropod body remaining in direct contact with the animal's tissues.
It contains hemocyanin, a copper-based protein that turns blue in color when oxygenated, instead of the iron-based hemoglobin in red blood cells found in vertebrates
Can crab's blood save your life?
According an article by "Kieron Monk of the CNN:
Scientist discovered horseshoe crab's clotting-response to bacterial toxin.
With this post I want to continue my
adventures in the tropical macro world series. All of the following photos were taken yesterday on my hike through the rainforest and an adjacent river valley :)
Mit diesem post möchte ich meine
Abenteuer in der tropischen Makro Welt Serie fortsetzen. Alle der folgenden Fotos habe ich gestern während meiner Wanderung durch den Regenwald und ein anschließendes Bachbett gemacht :)
(1) The feather color of flamingos are actually white, but, their food habit changes its color to pink. Flamingo’s main food is brine shrimp & algae.
(2) Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.
(3) Do you know cats are much intelligent than dogs ? And also cats have sharper memory than dogs.
(4) On average a Great White Shark has 300 teeth at any one time.
(5) Baby Elephants suck their own trunks for
Hola a todos!!
En un post anterior os enseñé un sitio chulísimo que te invita a relajarte en la naturaleza estando dentro de la ciudad. Un pequeño
pulmón donde respirar.
Hoy os traigo otro lugar mágico de Valencia, se llama Parque de Cabecera, y es un sitio donde yo voy bastante con Lola, con @greensky y @paper-pecado, a comer en plan picnic, a jugar a las palas o a las cartas, a hacer fotos o simplemente a tumbarnos en la hierva y escuchar los patos, los pájaros y leer un buen libro.
In a previous post I showed you a chulísimo place that invites you to relax in nature while being inside the city. A small
lung where to breathe.
Today I bring you another magical place in Valencia, it's called the Cabecera Park, and it's a place where I go a lot with Lola, with @greensky and @paper-pecado, to eat picnic, to play the shovels or the cards, To take pictures or just to lie down in the grass and listen to the ducks, the
Here is an animation from the sea turtles I talked about before in this post Baby Sea Turtles
This is about twelve photos from the my original stills combined.
During my Costa Rica journey I have already seen almost 300 bird species :) That's why I want to share some more pictures of those very beautiful and divers birds ;)
Während meiner Costa Rica Reise habe ich schon fast 300 Vogelarten gesehen :) Deswegen möchte ich gerne noch mehr Fotos von diesen sehr schönen und diversen Vögel mit euch teilen ;)
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)
Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)
♀️Great Curassow (Crax rubra)
(1) Do you love goldfish for its golden color? But, goldfish can loose their color & will become pale If you keep them in a dark room.
(2) In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they’re moose hunting.
(3) It’s an amazing fact that all male cats are typically left-pawed & all female cats are typically right-pawed.
(4) To survive through winters, tree frogs “freeze” and come back to life as soon as spring arrives. Commonly known as estivation, this technique includes finding a crevice and building a cocoon around their body, leaving only the nostrils exposed.
The Five Lined Skink is the first wild lizard that I ever encountered back in Wisconsin. I really enjoy their striking yellow and black body, and when you add the electric blue tail, it is utterly amazing. You really have to appreciate the incredible coloration of creatures like this.
On the hot Arkansas days, you will often hear these guys more often than you will see them. When their little bodies are heated up by the sun, they are super-fast and will run into rock piles and underbrush as soon as they see you, which makes it harder for you to see them. This one cooperated rather well for the photo shoot.
Hello Steemian so Mr Botha's company called Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris and Hounds, and hounds because the guy was known to hunt using dogs.
Its also apparently a family run business with his wife Carike.
In 1878 his ancestors moved into the wild regions of South Africa and become cattle ranchers and unfortunately hunters.
Back in the year of 1966 Botha became the latest addition to the family and to be raised in the ways of the bush and its people.
He served in the South African infantry during the Angolan War and left the Army at the rank of sergeant.
Founding his own company in the 1980s Theunis Botha became the South African specialist in big game safaris and often took wealthy foreigners on hunts for lions, leopards and other animals.
Before we talk about Botha hes friend Scott van Zyl, 44 was also killed just last month this time by crocodiles during a hunt in Zimbabwe.
I think the point is th
I'm the kind of person who would rather read the book than the movie.
I'm a dog lover and after a lot of hype the movie was generating I thought I would rather read the book, so I picked it up yesterday and finished reading it just a few minutes before(at the time of writing.)
This is my first attempt at a review post so please bear with me.
The summary might have spoilers!
A Dog's Purpose is a book by W. Bruce Cameron. In the story as stated by the title itself we come across the story of a dog finding his purpose in this world.
In the story, the dog goes through four lives, learning something new in each one of them.
In his first life, where he was named Toby, he is a stray who was pretty soon rescued and taken to a shelter. He lives there for quite sometime but it doesn't work out and sadly his life ends there.
In his second life as Bailey, he is found and adopted by a
Time after time we hear about a predator getting to someones chickens. A hole in the wall was found and exploited to gain access and chickens died. Or a snake got into the coop and was found in an egg box. (By the way, having Guineas in your flock will keep snakes away...AND TICKS!)
You must think of your chicken or turkey coop like a fortress or a castle that is constantly under bombardment and siege from the enemy. Then build your coop with that in mind. Your chickens will thank you!
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You can swim with my mother.
In these crumbs it is simply impossible not to fall in love.
They are funny splashing their little paws on the water.
It is evident that these handsome men are not the first time on the water. Their mother duck has already taught them to swim. And they now feel confident on the lake.
Ducklings overcome waves
Densely, paws and tails develop, you need to swim quickly and dive deep to get the most tasty bits from the depth. And just have fun.