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Cow Appreciation Day
By: Admin    July 12 2018 , 10:23 pm
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Category: Ideas , Animals
Crazy about cows? Cow Appreciation Day is an annual holiday in July to celebrate beautiful bovines! This day started as a witty marketing campaign for the popular fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, which encouraged the public to “Eat Mor Chikin” as opposed to beef. Cow Appreciation Day can be about much more than just eating fried chicken though. Skip the steak and hamburgers and show your appreciation for the humble cow. Cool Cow Facts If your closest interaction with a cow has been a glass of milk, you might be surprised to know there is a lot more to them than meets the eye (or plate). Just like humans, cows have best friends! They are very social creatures and hate to be alone. When they are around their best friend, it heightens their intelligence and makes them feel calmer. Cows are red-green colorblind. So the popular trope of bulls being angered by red flags in...
Growing Across the Globe
By: Admin    April 12 2018 , 01:16 pm
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Category: World , Agriculture
Agriculture informs culture.Without agriculture, we would not have civilizations and would still be roaming around “hunter-gatherer” style.Across the world, different civilizations began in various geographical locations. Geography determined what crops they could grow, where they could be grown, and who could grow them. Specific practices and challenges began to form around the planting and harvesting of food. Today, international trade and science have greatly advanced what people grow, when they can grow it, and where they can grow it. Even so, you can still see the fascinating differences in local farming and gardening around the globe.KenyaIn the country of Kenya in Africa, there is no time for leisurely gardening.With scarce water, Kenya’s crops are grown strictly for livestock, profit, and community food. Many of the crops that are grown today in Kenya are foreign-introduced crops such as ...
Pick Your Own Farms: Spring Fruits
By: Admin    March 27 2018 , 03:59 pm
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Category: Seasons , Farming
Hello, spring! It may be a little chilly in some parts of the country, but as of March 20th, it is officially spring! With a new season comes new and delicious fruits. Farmers across the country are preparing and growing them at this moment and as the weather gets warmer they will be ready in no time.In-Season FruitsThere are quite a few fruits that make their annual appearance in the spring. Some of the most popular include apricots, strawberries, and apples. You can tell if an apricot is ripe when it changes color from green to yellow. They will be soft, but still relatively firm. Apricots will fall off of the tree naturally, so the ones in the tree and on the ground are up for grabs. For flavorful strawberries, look out for a deep red without any green left. Strawberries will be one of the softest fruits when you put slight pressure on them. If the strawberry appears ripe by these standards, it is r...