Busy Times

Well, it's that time again, when we take the portable petting zoo up to Dull's, and the fun and mayhem begins! But it's also our most profitable time for farm products, so we're not complaining! Traffic has been great, and so far things are going very, very well! I should mention that the barn at the farm is part of a contest to get completely refurbished - vote for it if you can!

We took a somewhat different crew this year - here's one of the new ones:

Chunky Buns
Chunky Buns

I'll try to get some more pix up as soon as I can, and also some new photos of our newest grandchild - finally got to meet Drew yesterday, as the family came down from Chicago for a visit. The daughter will be back for a longer visit over Yule - and we'll get to see more of the little fellow then, I'm sure.

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Sheep in the News - Green Edition

Australia aims for 'green' sheep by cutting back on burps

I can attest to the fact that sheep breath is horrific - but given the way sheep work, with several stomaches, I seriously doubt they'll be able to breed the gas out, so to speak.

And I can't imagine the line of thinking that turns animals into pollutants - everything on our good green earth that breaths takes in oxygen and puts out carbon dioxide, a "greenhouse gas". What should we do: ban breathing?

Australian scientists are hoping to breed sheep that burp less as part of efforts to tackle climate change.

(link) [BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition]

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