Last Sunday a local 4-H Club, The Busy Bugs invitied me to their monthly meeting which was there club fair where they travel from house to house looking at each others projects and they had an outstanding progressive meal. Appitizers were at the first house, a fruit salad the second, the third had the main course and the last had dessert!!! One of the coolest parts was although many of the parents drove from house to house they loaded all the kids (with a few adults of course) on the back of a flat trailer.
Our feet off the back of the trailer! I had a fun time getting to know these 4-Hers and their families and projects. I look forward to seeing them throughout the summer.
At our first stop we learned all about goats and even got to see a KID!!! that is a baby goat. It was sooo adorable and only 3 days old.
-Goats are suprisingly picky about what they eat
-A group of goats is called a trip
-Goat milk has a higher fat content that cows milk
-anything you can use regular milk for you can use goats
not only did I see the world's most adorable animal kid, this little boy was adorable as well
The next stop was a dairy farm which brought back memories of showing at the Little American Royal with my friend BreAnne last spring.
-on average a dairy cow drinks 30-50 gallons of water each day (about a bath tubs full)
-you can take a cow upstairs but not downstairs. There knees can't bend properly to walk down
-Dairy cattle must have a calf before they can go from a heifer to a cow and give milk
-Out of commission dairy cattle make up 19% of the beef supply
-In India it is illegal to slaugher cattle
-average dairy cow leaves the farm and makes ground beef around age 4-6.
-At this farm the cow that has been there the longest has been there 14 years and given 300,000 lbs of milk!!!
Our meals main course was at Morgan's and she proudly showed off her horses. She has 13.
-the gestation period for the mare is 11 months
-they have a great long term memory (they can easily remeber where they have been spooked
-They thrive on routine, especially when it comes to food.
At our final stop we were able to see lots of animals. These baby chicks were so cute.
-the fear of chickens is Alektorphobia
-there are more chickens on this world than humans
-Chicken is one of the leanest healthiest cuts of meat you can eat
Kassidy also told us all about her hogs!
-The gestation length for a hog is 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days
-They were the first 'livestock' animal to be domisticated
-Scientist believe that they are the most intelligent of the livestock.
-The most piglets out of one litter is 34!
Earlier that day I also got the chance to help out at the favorite foods show where they have a table setting, make a food to go with their theme, and talk to the judge about there reasoning.
Here are a couple of my absolute favorites!
-Zebras can run up to speeds of 35 mph
-They have a 12-14 month gestation period depending up the breed
-The zebra striping is like their fingerpint, all unique
-Watermelon is 90% water
-There are 1,200 plus variaties nation wide
-It was brought to America by African slaves
-All parts of the Watermelon can be eaten
-China, the largest producer of watermelons, fry the rinds
-The largest watermelon weighted 262 lbs.
-The watermelon speed spitting record is 66 feet 11 inches!
Hope you enjoied your pointless, fun ag facts!!! If you have any other ag areas you want to know more about I'd be happy to do a little digging for you!
That's all for now,