On Grief And Farming (A.K.A. Me and My Arrow) Pt. 1

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute On a farm, we often have to cope with grief while the object of our grief is still here. We are far from unique in this. Lots of people are forced to deal with this when they find out their … Continue reading

Why do eggs have so many shapes?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes A massive new study finds that how much a bird flies influences how their egg rolls OK. Great webpage, design-wise. BUT, I have TWO problems with the science. Yes, yes, I don’t have degrees in ornithology. OTOH I *DO* have … Continue reading

Raking Leaves

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The last few weeks I’ve been watching the groundskeepers at my university clearing leaves with big gas leaf-blowers. It is loud and stinky and they don’t seem to be very efficient. It seems to take several minutes to clear about … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Something to be thankful for: Real turkeys make a comeback | Grist

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Something to be thankful for: Real turkeys make a comeback | Grist. In 1997, The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) took a turkey census. For about half a century, nearly every turkey farm in the U.S. had been raising a … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Predator Friendly Ranching …: Puppy talk and how it relates to LGD

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a very well-written post. The advice applies to other breeds besides livestock guardians too! Source: Predator Friendly Ranching …: Puppy talk and how it relates to LGD Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

On Farming….. and Phishing

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, you just have take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Yesterday, the sun came out after several dreary days of rain, so I took the opportunity to go out and do a bit of yard work. There’s a … Continue reading

Porcupines Prove the Existence of Multiple Universes, Right Here on Earth

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute OK, so maybe not PROVE, but you really gotta wonder. During my candidacy for my PhD I took a number of evening classes. One night after one of these classes, I arrived home around 9 p.m. It was already dark … Continue reading

Guest Post: Hunter-gatherers do not represent life in our Evolutionary Environment of Adaptation – Helga Vierich

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Are children keen to learn even when they have no schools? How can we teach empathy and self-control? This guest post looks at hunter-gatherer societies and gives us a glimpse into an approach to education and interaction that is different … Continue reading