Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tatty May He Rest In Peace.

Free strong brave.
A hunter
A protector
A lover
A guardian
An Investigator
A Pack Leader
A friend
A cat who thought he was a dog.

He was our Tatty
and his spirit will live on in our hearts
for he left us with so many memories,
because he always did it his way.

May he Rest in Peace now
knowing we loved him.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

G8 - G 20 Summits in Toronto

Well I guess everyone must have heard about our G8 G 20 meetings in Toronto

It was really interesting when our leaders stood up and told us that we are no longer sovereign nations.

We are all interdependent and we have no choice in the matter except to continue on our paths.

It is no wonder we had so many protestors and violent behavior on city streets and from underground sewers.

You trust people to lead a country and instead they sell it out.

Well now that people know, they need to open ma and pa stores and sell and recycle home made products to bring business back home.

Of course this will never happen because people like to talk but when it comes to paying the bills they go for the paycheck.

Comes a time when the taxpayer has to say the government is pushing its limits.

I guess we are headed towards Sci Fi stories about leaving this planet so we can keep it for vacation purposes

Otherwise it seems man will totally destroy it the way he is going.

I personally feel violence on city streets, resolves nothing.

What did they change by doing it except get over 500 people arrested?

Did they really expect to have access to leaders of nations so they could spit and throw rocks at them?

Expecting such behavior from these people just cost us plenty in security and maybe just maybe they should be forced to pay

for some of this cost so next time they are not in too much of a hurry to break windows and burn tax paid police cars.

We vote for MLA’s to represent us in Parliament and if we do not talk to them, then they talk about things other people who do talk, want.

So its our own fault. If we do not like what they are doing and saying about us then we have to make them listen before its done not after.

Like for example here in BC they want the HST (Tax) passed and they are forcing everyone to pay it whether we want to or not.

We were supposed to have the GST only for a short period of time. So instead of getting rid of it they are replacing it with this HST.

Our Electric company forced us to buy new curly fry bulbs, which apparently are not good for people, so we could save money. Apart from them being expensive, the Electric company now is increasing their rates anyway,

so the consumer got nothing but higher payments and more expensive bulbs to buy.

On Vancouver Island, they are told to use water sparingly. The people denied themselves water so well, that the water company didn't make any money and is going to raise the water meter rates.

Why are people not talking? Shouldn't everyone be talking about this?

Today we go into our health care system and we are not even sure if the tools they are using on us are sterilized or not.

Its pretty bad when they do operations but what about all the women going in for their regular check ups and then getting sick and no one knows why?

The wrong people are talking and this must change.

It is wrong to give up sovereignty of a nation, a state / province, a city, and even for an individual.

Freedom is so hard to obtain and so easily lost.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Natural Fencing

I really like the look of this fencing. People have very nice ideas.

I live in a place where I have tons of branches that fall into the yard and tons to trim.
I have 4 bushes with tree trunks that can be used to slip in between cement blocks to make a fence and branches to make arches for roses and vines to climb.

My son asks me why I am collecting branches and I say to recycle them. Why buy when you already have in your own yard.?

My neighbors bring in chippers and chip the wood and then the workers cart it away. I look and think to myself this wood belongs on this land.
It needs to stay and replenish the land and yet people collect bags and bags of leaves and grass and throw everything away thus depleting their property of good natural resources it needs.

Well I decided to use my things . Thick bush trunks could make stools and benches to sit on with just a few nails. and the thinner pieces I can use on my trelissis or make some other kind of decoration. Then all it needs is some varnish spray paint and you got yourself a homemade yard piece you can say you made.
Grass and leaves I leave for the soil as well They dry and then once mixed into soil help with the nutrients plants need as well as keep moisture so you don't have to water as much. I thought this year to buy the cement blocks with the two holes and set them up side by side and then cover them with sand and rocks. This would save me from cutting grass,watering
and worrying about the black berry plants which I can't kill and seem to be spreading everywhere.
and except for the beautiful ground cover plants I began in pots which spread out over the years, I will save myself a lot of work and deal with just the things I want in planters.
With the bog fire we had a few years back, that apparently can go under highways, this also makes the use of bricks more appealing.

I also use a lot of arm and hammer baking soda to keep away insects. Slugs especially don't like it.
The idea of an English Garden has always appealed to me. These gardens blend into the environment and it make it so lovely and natural to walk in.
My yard is perfect for one.

Coon Huntin

Cute Aren't they?
And SMART!!!!
And Alert!!!

I put up a cage with food to entice them to come in but no ball game.
Too smart for a cage.

They love the cats and each respects each other and they know who lives here cause we've been watched and sometimes you can forget they are wild animals till they come and nip your finger off.
My 18 year old cat went and swiped one on the nose to say stay away from my food and it obeyed him.
Tatty is on his last legs but he will go out fighting. He was raised by a dog and is not intimidated by anyone. He made a Rottweiler look for help lol

I told my son we have two animals to put down and he said no. They will die at home. So we sit and suffer with them and the coons. lol

One family let go their 4 dogs on the coons and they killed all 4 dogs. Must have been domestic house dogs, not trained to kill.

I complained to the city about the coons. There are so many running around the streets at night These last few days I haven't seen any around to come to the cage.

Well maybe they are bothering some one else now. HOPE?? HOPE?

In the mean time I put my cats to eat into the cage and they don't like it. lol

I thought if the coons get the scent of the cats eating there then they would go in to eat there but so far no such luck. Only the neighbors cats have no shame and hop inside lol

Staying up all night hunting coons is a difficult job. But One thing I don't want is to deal with a half crazed coon. You feel bad for these little guys but then they are trespassing aren't they. Uninvited guests.

Now I have to climb the roof and bang in a metal netting they can't tear off before putting up the eves again. They make the eves in plastic and thin so the heavy coon falls right through. I see them walking with broken paws and think yup, they fell through onto the cement but they don't care. If there isn't a tree to climb they just climb up the house. I would never believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes.

Today my son and his friend helped with some of the yard clean up. Its been raining a lot so the grass grew tall and can't be mowed till its dry. In summer it doesn't grow because the sun just bakes everything. So I am lucky in having only a few cuts a year to do.

I live by the bog and it is full of birds and squirrels and berries.It makes growing flowers impossible because the wild animals come and eat the seeds bulbs and roots One squirrel made a hole in the eves which attracted the birds and then the coons came for the eggs.
I have an apple tree the squirrels make good use of and there are cherry trees as well someone planted. The only plants I can rely on to stay and grow are roses because they are prickly.

Now I always wanted a garden but then the animals will come again at night
Unless its all netted up and even then they are strong little buggers with sharp teeth.

My son is not happy to be doing yard work but I told him part of being a grown up is doing things you don't like lol
I mean we did it from 10 12 years of age and never complained. We were always glad to help our parents . Today times have changed.
Well that's what I am busy with these days.
Hope all is well at your end .

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Graduate!

Tonight this little boy became a man .
Tonight we came home from his High School Valedictory a happy family.
Tonight a new page is turned.
Tonight a new life begins.

Where did the time go?

Teachers who battled with these kids for 13 years, sat teary eyed,
along with their family friends parents and Moms, who each got a bright red rose from our children as a reward for 13 years hard labor of love.

A Passionate Red Rose lies beside his diploma his grad hat and pictures of his fellow Scorpions.
ready to be framed.

Tonight they are Muhhammad Ali who flies like a butterfly and stings like a bee.
Tonight the world is their oyster, their future that lies in their own hands.

What a good place this is to be.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Brilliant Smile

What is the longest word
in the dictionary?


Because there is a mile between the two s's


One Friday afternoon two women are sitting on the front porch.

The first woman says, "Here comes my husband with a bunch of flowers.
That means I'll be on my back with my legs in the air all weekend."

The other woman asks, "Why, don't you have a vase?"


The Pope took a philosophy professor (an atheist at that) out fishing on
a large lake. As they drifted on the still lake, the philosopher
accidentally dropped an oar and watched it float away. The pontiff
stepped out of the boat, walked across the water to the oar, grabbed it
and walked back to the boat. The next day at the university, a colleague
asked the philosopher if he had enjoyed fishing with the Pope. "It was
okay, but would you believe that guy can't swim?"

What do Viagra And DisneyLand have in common?

They both cause you to stand around for an hour
waiting for a two minute ride!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sexy Highlander (WOOH! WOOH! WOOH!)

A Scotsman is sitting in a bar in Cuba minding his own business when a man with a large black beard walks in.

This man goes to the bar and orders a shot of whisky.

The bartender serves him, the man drinks it and then starts walking out the door.

The bartender says, "Hey aren't you going to pay for that?"

The man says, "Excuse me, Castro's Army."

The bartender says, "Alright then" and the man leaves.

A few minutes later another man with a large black beard walks in, goes to the bar and orders a shot of whisky.

The bartender also serves him and the man drinks and then starts walking out the door.

The bartender says, "Hey aren't you going to pay for that?" The man says, "Excuse me, Castro's Army."

The bartender says "Alright then" and the man leaves.

The Scotsman gets an idea and walks up to the bar and also orders a shot of whisky.

He drinks it and then starts walking out the door.

The bartender says, "Hey aren't you going to pay for that?"

The Scotsman says, "Excuse me, Castro's Army."

The bartender says, "Hey where is your big black beard?"

The Scotsman thinks quickly. He lifts his Kilt and says, "Secret Service!"

Not This Sheila

Charles is driving over Sydney Harbour Bridge one day in his ute when he sees his girlfriend Sheila just about to throw herself off the bridge into the water far below.

Charles slams on the brakes & shouts "G'day Sheila! What the hell do you think you're doing?"

Sheila turns around with a tear in her eye and says

"G'day Charles - You got me pregnant & so now I'm gonna kill myself."

Charles gets a lump in his throat when he hears this and says

"Sheila, not only are you a great root, but you're a real sport."

Ya Right. Not this Sheila.

Monday, June 21, 2010

One Happy Queen.

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A Scotsman, adorned in his kilt, was walking home, down a country path. He was a little tipsy and happy after finishing off a considerable amount of whiskey at a local pub.

He felt a little sleepy and decided to take a wee shut eye leaning his back against a tree.

As he slept, two young lasses walked down the road and heard the Scotsman snoring loudly.

One said, "I've always wondered what a Scotsman wears under his kilt."

So she boldly walked over to the sleeping man, raised his kilt, and saw what nature had provided him at his birth.

Hmmm.....Her friend said, "Well that solves the mystery for us, now! We must reward him!"

So, she took a blue ribbon from her hair, and gently tied it around what nature had provided the Scotsman, and the two girls walked away.

Some time later, the Scotsman was awakened by the call of nature, and walked around to the other side of the tree to relieve himself.

He raised his kilt...and saw a blue ribbon tied around what nature provided him.

After several moments of bewilderment, the Scotsman said...

"I don't know where y'been laddie...but it's nice ta' know y'won first prize!"

Little Indians

Two American Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods.
One of them ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave.

'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering,
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo!
He then tore off his clothes and ran into the cave.

The Irishman was puzzled and asked the remaining Indian what it was all about,.
'Was the other Indian crazy or what?'

The Indian replied 'No, It is our custom during mating season when Indian men see cave, they holler
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' into the opening. If they get an answer back, it means there's a beautiful squaw in there waiting.

Just then they came upon another cave and
the second Indian ran up to it, stopped, and yelled, 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!'
Immediately, there was the answer.
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' from deep inside.

He also tore off his clothes and ran into the opening.

The Irishman now alone, wandered in the woods for a while, and found a third large cave.
He was amazed at the size of the huge opening and he was thinking, 'Woa, man! Look at the size of this cave! It is bigger than those the Indians found.
There must be some really big, fine women in there!'

He stood in front of the opening and hollered with all his might 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' Like the others, he then heard an answering call, 'WOOOOOOOOO, WOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOO!'
With a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face, he raced into the cave,tearing off his clothes as he ran.

The following day, the headline of the local newspaper read...............


Sunday, June 20, 2010


A Lady's Life
Wishes all Dad's
a wonderful day for
Father's Day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gone Fishin

How to catch a seagull

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Times of Change

Thailand Guide

We in North America have been accused of making a mistake in creating reservations for our Native people.

Here, We see the Akha people facing the same ends in Thailand as our Native people did here in North America.

The old are not happy but the young are happy in that they can now function outside their group and have better incentives offered to them.

The old Akha people say they are losing their young because they are being offered opium to leave the tribe

but the Christian groups in Thailand say No. They leave their cultural group and lose their opium habits and learn to live productively.

With civilization comes pollution. You cannot eat or fish or gather as before. Progress changes life from all directions.

In order to survive one needs to be able to adapt, to learn, to grow and to understand.

Some areas on the planet do not like change and we are always questioning whether it is right to interfere and

force them to change their ways but in the end, these tribes will not have a choice anyway.

No matter what we do on this planet, we have to understand that there was a beginning and one day there will be an end.

If man is to survive as a species, he has to grow and learn at a tremendous rate so he can do things we only dream about today.

If politics and wars interfere in this progress then we doom ourselves as a people of the human race.

There are no winners in war.

So opportunities people receive in cities of the civilized world, should also be available to tribal people so they also have an opportunity to document their culture and ways for future generations. Its important to know your roots and who you are.

Otherwise, all will die along with the past.

So in as much as I love studying and learning cultures, I also see the benefit of moving on

because to not move on, could result in total annihilation of a species called man.

I also believe in the importance of being self sufficient.

People should not depend on systems as much as on themselves.

Systems are to promote self sufficiency, jobs, creativity, enlightenment and mankind has to help

mankind in achieving this for himself.If the system stops helping man and instead helps only itself,

then the system is not working

the way it should.

We see in South America, for instance , deforestation.

A good system would replant what it destroyed continuing to provide jobs and a future to the people.

If the system does not do this then what use is it to the people? It is there only to help itself.


I have embedded this movie for Bill.

More Stuff here

Live to Eat or Eat to Live?


In the advertising world, tantalizing, mouth watering food displays

Are projected on almost everything you look at and as a result people

Live to eat.

I mean how can you resist that burger until it is

Actually served you and then looks nothing like the picture. Loll

But you still see the picture in your head and don’t miss that it doesn’t taste the way expected either.

People become addicted to food and our rising grocery bills show it.

I go shopping and buy 300 dollars worth and my son says he has nothing to eat.

I show him a fridge full but he says ya but it all needs to be cooked There is nothing to eat.

I never remember having this problem with my Mother.

I remember telling her I don’t want to eat but she’d force me to.

I was happy with apples.

I was reading the paper once as a teen, and I remember reading about an over abundant crop of potatoes in New Brunswick.

They couldn’t sell all the potatoes so what they couldn’t sell they threw into the ocean.

I remember thinking now why would they do that when there are so many hungry people who need food and

if they went into the field to steal the potatoes, they’d be put in jail.

Those potatoes could have been donated but the farmers said they work hard and expect to be paid for their efforts.

No one should get something for nothing. I mean, no hungry person came to help them farm the potatoes and next

year if the weather goes bad and they have a bad crop

No one is going to help them save their farm either.

Besides who was going to pay for the shipping costs and the distribution costs? And how would the potatoes survive the journey and not rot before they got to their destination.

And then people would expect these potatoes to keep coming because they need to eat every day.

Its cruel to keep them alive and make more babies when the end looked very bleak for them.

Of course the answer was simple. If the farmers do a good deed the good deed needed to be carried forward by trucks, ships, personnel, refrigeration etc…

The idea is good and truly charitable but the end result turns out no one wants to do something for nothing and very little gets to where it's needed to go.

Skimming off the top was the problem and the top was getting lower down to the bottom each time and then outright stolen within reach of the hungry.

This was also the time when we had people screaming about a world over population explosion. (1967)

New groups popped up to teach birth control, religious groups popped up against birth control,and against receiving anything from Christians.

The Muslims said we will feed you but you must become Muslim first. Bad Muslims get tortured, stoned.

A hungry world is an angry world

“Nov 2009 it was stated that 923 million people in the world faced hunger forcing the UN to hold conferences to try to resolve in November, Rome , Italy.

With over 923 million hungry people in the world, the food and agricultural crisis currently underway in many parts of the world will only become bigger and ever more encompassing. This is the warning from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that has urgently called on the international community to help curb the world's next big crisis: food scarcity.

Drastic food and gas price increases, coupled with agricultural shortfalls due to climate disasters, and the more recent global financial crisis, are factors that have triggered an unprecedented food emergency in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and South America. These new challenges threaten sustainable food security worldwide.

The urgency to tackle such issues and put an end to hunger in the world spurred member countries of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization to hold a special conference from November 18 to 22 in Rome, Italy.

In an inaugural speech on the first day of the conference, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf stated that the food crisis in 2007 that was caused by higher commodity prices further deteriorated the world food situation, creating 75 million more hungry people across the globe. In light of unprecedented global population growth, Diouf said the world needed to double food production by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of nine billion people, compared to today's 6.6 billion.Recent surges in food, fertilizer and gas prices have put added pressure on agricultural output, making it difficult for the world's farmers to increase, or even maintain, current food supply levels. According to Diouf, the more recent financial and economic crisis has eclipsed the mounting food crisis as national governments have been concentrating on tackling tumbling stock markets and ailing banks, rather than focusing on curbing escalating hunger levels. “The food crisis requires the same level of attention. It has economic, social and ethical ramifications, but is also clearly a threat to world peace and security”, Diouf stated. FAO's goal of eradicating hunger from the world requires urgent action not only for ethical reasons, but for socio-political ones too. Because when people are hungry, they get more aggressive. Concluding his speech, Diouf underlined that a world “in which 1,340 billion US dollars are spent each year on armaments; and more than 3 000 billion US dollars could be found in just a few weeks in an attempt to stifle the world financial crisis”, could surely amass the funds needed to eradicate world hunger and ensure the most fundamental human right: the right to food. “

Over the years, the problems grow bigger. Accusations are thrown right left and center. One helps, another comes and destroys.

All of a sudden everyone is fighting to help the hungry and still millions are dying every day and more are being born to suffer death.

What is the answer? A New World Order? Well it looks like it's going in that direction but which order will replace the old one?

A New Order didn’t work for Russia and we see how the Chinese still suffer with human rights issues. We see how the Muslim world is today. Nothing good there. What do they get in return for food?

We see how this planet continues to over populate and even encouraged to do so in spite of the prospect of every one dying due to lack of food and water. hunger facts 2002.htm

The people /countries who try to offer answers and help the most to keep people free and with dignity, are growing smaller in number every year as problems, mostly related to self interest and selfishness increases. The more we try to keep our lands clean the more they will be in demand by others with money and money will not be made in clean lands because no industry can exist there. So the local people will become service people with low wages while taxes continue to increase and /or will have to leave to make money elsewhere so they can enjoy having their families live in clean lands.

I hate to think to where we are all headed if the political situation changes and the wrong man wins.Nietzche comes to mind. The sequence of eating to live or living to eat is not at issue anymore. What is at issue is our right to eat ……and live.

The issues of the self, self reliance, freedom and human rights are in jeopardy of being destroyed for no good reason. Man will no longer decide what he will eat,where he will live or how.

The solutions to world hunger are easy enough..............stop breeding. Practice responsible behavior.

Monday, June 14, 2010

GPS and Road Rage

My husband is a typical stereotype of a male who would rather die than look at a road map.
His typical response is, all roads lead to Rome.

This type of thinking is ok if you live on an Island like Montreal, Singapore or even England for that matter.
Eventually, if you don’t find where you need to go, you either run out of gas or find home again, which makes a passenger like me,
grow exceedingly red in the face, ready to blow up knowing you are never going to get where you are going. Loll

The other example is Hyacinth, in Keeping Up Appearances. She either gives too many instructions or misreads the map. She can be very annoying at times and one praises her angelic husband for putting up with her.
One wonders who gets the raw end of the deal in the car at times,
the driver or the passenger. lol

You can't imagine how grateful I am for the people who invented the GPS system today.

Men, on top of being stubborn, are also gadget addicts. They like remote controls and the GPS is another toy to tinker with.
After adjusting it with all the noise it can make for speeding and such , they enjoy sitting and fighting with the voice which
annoyingly never gets annoyed, when ever they make a mistake and go the wrong way or miss an exit it says is 400 meters away instead of 200.

Funny enough, after all the complaining about how empty headed women are, men don’t choose a male voice to direct them but a sexy woman's voice.

Guess they feel better to argue with a robot woman than a robot man. lol I guess it's
a man thing since men always know where they are going. Arguing with another man is not
an ego booster and defeats the purpose of the argument.

With the GPS you can relax cause you know eventually men will find the way and all roads do not lead to Rome.(home)
So..... while they fight with the GPS system, you can sit, read,take in the sights, ignore them or take a nap

and smile.


Wandering Truth

Here are some interesting facts and from interesting stories worth reading

given at the links added.

It’s amazing how much we do not know.

Every US President with a beard, was a Republican

President Franklin Pierce was arrested for running

over a woman with a horse.

The charges were later dropped.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden. It was legal back then.

It shows how the good of a Constitution is abusedor misinterpreted by what is not so good.

1789 total US government debt was 190,000.00

J Edgar Hoover liked FBI Agents with sweaty palms.

He did not believe in polygraph tests which measured guilt by sweaty palms,

because of a case he had.

Jimmy Carter was the first US President to be born in a hospital.

John F Kennedy was buried without a brain. It was lost during the autopsy. hmmmm.

John F Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President.

No US President was an only child.

Andrew Jacksons tombstone doesn’t say he was a President.

Beautiful story as to why.

President G.W. Bush was Hugh Hefners cousin.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vampire Finch

Vampire Finch ---enjoy!

I love Finches but these birds from the Galapagos learned
to drink the blood of other birds thus killing them.
They are , as a result, given the name of Vampire Finches.

Watch on you tube

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's Not Christmas but.......

I was really impressed with this craft because it makes something out of socks that you can give in pairs to people and they can actually wear them later for Christmas and eat the popcorn or if you wish to use candy or something else like coffee or tea, that's good as well. Its the easiest craft to do and just appealed to me for some reason.
I think you can make a three layer snowman putting different things into each layer.
Its great for a school gift giving exchange, church bazaars, food banks and when they collect things for poor kids for Christmas. Teens like calculators for Christmas. One would fit in well and if you attach two socks like this, to each end of a scarf, it becomes a multi gift present. Of course the snow man would have to be thinner lol
Tube Sock with red border
Uncooked popcorn (approx. 2 cups)
2 plastic baggies
Small green pompoms
Extra small brown pompoms
Small brown pompom
Googly eyes
Red yarn
Glue gun
1. Fill a plastic baggie with 1 cup popcorn. (this should fill 2/3 of sock
2. You may need more or less depending on the size of the sock)
3. Tie the top of baggie with twist tie
4. Put bag inside tube sock
5. Tie with string
6. Repeat above using 1/2 cup of popcorn (more or less)
7. Tie with string.
8. Fold over the ribbed part of the sock to make the snowman's hat.
9. Cut 3 strands of yarn and tie around the snowman's neck
10. Glue on green buttons, brown mouth and nose
11. Glue on eyes
12. Make a tassel on the top of the hat with yarn, sew on or staple for easy removal.
The Rachel Ray pots which were sooo expensive at Sears are now selling at Walmart for 169.00
I should have waited till after Christmas. lol

Friday, June 11, 2010

Now You Know!

The Who What Where When Why of It.


Here is another example of people, in a country, who don't know what their country is all about.
and this is not only in the states.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010


In Winning the Stanley Cup 2010!
This is the last time they won in 1961
but they also won in 1934 and 1938
And to the 20 Canadian players on the team,
GOOD JOB!!!!:)


Tasmanian Tiger

We all know about the Tasmanian Devil but do we know about the Tasmanian Tiger?

Yes.. it comes from Australia where many weird animals come from. It's like a wolf with black stripes on its back.
It is a marsupial and both male and female has a pouch . The females cover her mammary glands and in the male it covers the testicles.
It grew 51 inches from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail. The tail was another 26 inches long. It stood 24 inches tall, weighed about 35 - 65 pounds and had 13 -19 stripes.
The color ranged between a yellowish brown to a greyish brown.
They hunted sheep so many farmers wanted them culled and trapped to the brink of extinction.
The last one known, was a male and he died in 1931 at a London Zoo.
Some people still claim to have seen them but no one had proof.
Many, like Ted Turner, gave over one million dollar rewards to catch them to prove they are not extinct, but they would not have to pay because of the anti trapping laws now in Australia

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nutria Another Interesting Subject


A huge yellow toothed rodent from South America.

Introduced to Louisiana in 1930's for the fur which resembles mink but they escaped from the farms and have become very destructive to Louisiana marshland and ecosystem

It’s a herbivore and resembles a beaver or otter.

It burrows and chews the stems of plants leaving the rest to die.

It's meat is lean and low in cholesterol but it doesn’t taste good.

Although many promoters tried to introduce it as food, not many people buy it to eat.

It's known as the poor man's food.

It can chew through tires and house wood panels.

The huge size of this guy makes our rats look pitiful by comparison.

But it seems friendly enough and has a sweet tooth for lollipops.:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hornets Bar None!

This beauty is found in Russia, Korea, China, Japan Taiwan,Indochina Nepal India Sri Lanka.
They are about 2 inches long with a stinger of about 1/4 inch in length.
I hornet can kill 40 bees because of its strong mandible
In Japan they eat them as Sashimi or deep fried.

What else do we associate Hornets with???

I know some of you own GUNS but this is something to think about...
If you don't have a gun, here's a humane way to self defense.

A Church receptionist in a high risk area, was
concerned about robbery
when they counted the collection.

She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they
recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is
a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too
close to you and could overpower you.

The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the
hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and
it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would.

Keeping one at home, by the bed and camping might
be good for self defense.
Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

It's a tip given to students learning self defense for decades.

It can buy you time to get out and get help or call the police

Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake and mouse?
Interesting :)