Animals

Sequestering carbon in the soil and the importance of holistic ranching

Another very interesting Mercola article: How Grazing Cows Can Save the Planet, and Other Surprising Ways of Healing the Earth Dr. Mercola interviewed Judith Schwartz: … Basically, when grazing animals graze, they’re nibbling on the grasses in a way that exposes their growth points to sunlight and stimulates growth… Their trampling [of the land also] …

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Considering keeping bees – Africanized bees not as dangerous as portrayed by media

Jose has been talking about keeping bees and since we've had so many bees visiting our cattail bucket / ponds last summer, we're actually considering it. Neighbors half a mile from us had bees move into their camper and I wish we could have gotten those.  But we're still clueless about how to handle bees …

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Mojave Green snakes or why to always wear gloves and boots when working in the desert

We’ve been doing a lot of cleaning up already, but there’s still more to do.  And I rarely wear gloves or boots … We already had two mojave green rattlesnakes this year and last week we found two more, although one wasn’t that green and maybe it was a diamondback.  They got comfortable in an old drainhole behind …

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