Bee keeping and the decline of a crucial pollinator

Evidence from rock-paintings, dating from around 13000BC, suggests that honey gathering from wild bees is one of the most ancient human foraging activities. It is still practiced by Aboriginals and Bushmen in South Africa.  The Middle East was the first center of domestication of bees at around 2400BC. Ancient bee farming methods were very . . . → Read More: Bee keeping and the decline of a crucial pollinator

Chickens for eggs: The beginning

We always liked he idea of garden chickens (but not a cockerels because of neighbourly noise pollution) and the prospect of your own fresh eggs for breakfast. Also the fact that chickens eat table scraps,  vegetables peels, stale bread appealed. – of course besides a good complete pelleted feed or mixed grain in combination . . . → Read More: Chickens for eggs: The beginning

Lurchers: Bushcrafting mongrels & potfillers

Collie lurcher with rabbits

There is much discussion of which is the best bushcraft or allround canine hunting companion.  For sure, most speciality hunting dogs (working lines) are excellent for what they are bred for:  terriers for going to ground, spaniels retrieving shot game from cover or water and labradors for retrieving game . . . → Read More: Lurchers: Bushcrafting mongrels & potfillers

 

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