Tag Archives: farming

Would you like to buy an alpaca? They’re going CHEAP!


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If you’ve ever wanted to own an alpaca, the market trend right now is that they are not nearly as expensive as they used to be.

Alpacas are calm, easy-going animals with incredible fur to be used in all sort of clothing products, if knitting is your thing.  We know a number of people who own alpacas (or llamas, or chickens, or pigs… a surprising number of friends own pigs), and they think owning an alpaca is the greatest thing.

Alpaca Plush
Alpaca Plush
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If your job suddenly required you to milk a cow, would you do it?


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Not everybody has to milk a cow as part of their job.  Farmers, sure. But every day folks? Not so much.

And definitely not celebrities. Not unless they were researching for a movie role or something.

Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain
Being Miss America:
Behind the Rhinestone Curtain
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How much milk does a hand-milked cow produce?


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Cow milking world championships are not without controversy.  Who moo?

 

The Small-Scale Dairy: The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market
The Small-Scale Dairy:
The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market
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Cowtipping 101: How to tip a cow


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Have you ever gone cowtipping?

Do you know someone who has gone cow tipping?

If you found yourself in a position where you needed to tip a cow over, would you know how to do it?

 

Cow Tipping
Cow Tipping

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How to potty-train a cow


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Scientists are always looking for the next, best thing.

And in their quest to determine how much air and environmental pollution farm animals contribute to the Earth each year, it can become necessary to teach those same farm animals how to do their business on demand.

Think of this along the lines of you you’d housebreak a dog, or teach a cat to use the toilet instead of a litter box — all animals can be taught to associate bathroom time with a specific action, method or command — the object with farm animals is that you’re dealing with the same on a much, much bigger scale.

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Not all honey is created equal: do you know what’s in YOUR honey?


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Organic Rainforest Honey
Organic Rainforest Honey

Do you know what’s in YOUR jar of honey that’s in your pantry?

Chances are, you just went to the store and purchased whatever honey was on the shelf and brought it home, without bothering to worry about what is actually in that cute plastic bear squeeze bottle.

And since honey is one food that doesn’t spoil, chances are that you’ve had that same jar of honey for a few years — and doesn’t it look just as crystal clear now as it did when you first purchased it? Continue reading NOT ALL HONEY IS CREATED EQUAL: DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR HONEY?