So, How Much Water Does Basil Need?

basil plant

Every plant, no matter what kind, needs water. Water is the most essential resource for life on Earth, and without enough of it everything will desiccate and die. But, if you are a gardener or landscaper, figuring out how much water to give your plants, and how often, is easier said than done. Too much … Read more

So, Can Geese Eat French Fries?

a goose eating bread

I don’t know what it is about people who own or keep animals, and that includes myself, but there’s always this strange temptation or urge to share our food with the animals in our care. Maybe it’s just some honest benevolence, maybe it’s a curiosity to see if our animal friends like the same things … Read more

So, How Much Sun Does Arugula Need?


If you’re getting sick of the same old lettuce, and are plain tired of the usual Bibb or Butterhead, arugula might be a good choice to spice up your salads or give your sandwiches a little extra pizzazz. It also happens to be extremely nutritious and is one of the easiest salad greens that you … Read more

So, How Many Steaks Are In a Cow?

a cow on a green field next to cow manure

Steak is undoubtedly one of the most popular and delicious cuts of meat out there, and enjoyed all around the world in various preparations. There is hardly anything better if you ask me: a perfectly roasted, juicy steak with steamed veggies and a big baked potato. But have you ever wondered just how many steaks … Read more

18 Fun and Interesting Facts about Cows

two cows with cowbells

There’s an old proverb that says familiarity breeds contempt. I don’t know if it always breeds contempt, but familiarity can definitely breed apathy and a lack of appreciation. This is certainly true for our animals. Concerning our livestock, when you work with them day in and day out, or have your livelihood tied up in … Read more

So, Can You Eat Turkey Eggs?

holding a turkey egg in hand

Eggs are one of those truly perfect foods. Self-contained, delicious, nutritious and super adaptable it is no wonder that eggs are a foundational food to pretty much every culture around the world. Eggs from all kinds of birds are prepared and eaten in all kinds of ways by themselves, and used as ingredients in countless … Read more

So, Can Geese Eat Strawberries?

a goose eating diced waterlemon

These are, strictly speaking, omnivores but practically they tend to be considered herbivores because they subsist almost entirely on a diet of plant matter. Geese eat all kinds of plants, from grasses and shrubs to flowers and more. Although not usually considered a typical food for geese, they also eat various kinds of fruit. They … Read more

So, Are Cows Friendly? Do They Play?


If you ever look at a herd of cows standing around out in the field, they usually look a little sad. They just stand around, chewing their cud. And of course, everybody knows how infamously grumpy bulls can be. But is it possible that cows can be happy, even friendly? And do cows play amongst … Read more

So, Can Cows See In The Dark?


One of the strangest things I remember growing up in the country, and one that I still think about all the time, is when I’d occasionally hear cows out in the field at night. They didn’t sound panicked, they didn’t sound stressed. But you could hear them mooing and moving around, and the gentle clank … Read more

So, Why Do Chickens Sneeze?

barnyard mix chicken

One of the funny things that humanity shares with most animals, at least most animals that live on land, is that they sneeze. Sometimes this is downright hilarious, when your dog or cat gets a sneezing fit, other times it can be frightening if they’re sick or struggling to get something out of their nose. … Read more

How Fast Can a Cow Run

two cows with cowbells

It is really easy to think of cows as these plodding, huge brutes that sort of slouch from one place to the other. Every once in a while one of them will get startled and take off at a modest trot, bell tinkling musically. That is, it’s easy to think that until you make a … Read more