Saturday, November 17, 2018

Camel Could Exist in the Temperate Zone - Nature and Wildlife 4

Camel under falling snow, credit to Kelli Bender

Many of us know that camels live in the desert, hot middle east region. People in the Philadelphia, USA saw camel was roaming on the side of highway while snowstorm by this week (November 15, 2018).

Snow camel, named Einstein wish to go to an event, but he (his escort) was quite confused because of heavy snow, stuck on the road for a while. Then the owner, Jewish Federation of Philadelphia decided to sent back Einstein to his home, “Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo.”

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Drivers who are passing by took pictures and videos, shared into social medias (tweeters and Facebook), then to be “breaking news” of all news stations in the Philadelphia: “camel could live in the colder area”   

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hay Stacks in the Small Farmer Market

Look heavier stacks of hay

I know that hay is food for livestock such as cows, horses and sheep in the winter or during long drought. But, I just get new knowledge that other function of hay stacks is for erosion control or for landscaping called as a straw hay.

Hay for food has two types: lighter and heavier, but both fairly cheap in respect for price. The heavier ones contain higher protein. In addition to nutritious value, people look for dryness of hay. 

Lighter hay

Dryness relates to quality, since wet hay means easy to be destroyed or rotten by mold. To be easy to be dried and stored, many people choose round than square bales. Round bales also easier to wrap with plastic. 

I saw in the small farmer market not in great number of hay stacks, may be not sold for farmers or ranchers, but for individuals who feed their pets such as rabbit and deer or for decoration purposes only. 

I found square hay only, no round bales. The size might be 40 pounds (20 kg), not that big and heavy. It is might be due to storage capacity of market.


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