Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Pomeranian is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe (which is a part of Eastern Germany and northern Poland.) This dog is classed as a toy breed because of it's small size. However, these dogs are not small when it comes to fun! They love to play and usually socialize very well with people, animals, and other dogs. These adorable dogs give no sign that they have discovered they are tiny!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Mother Goose Remembers
by Clare Beaton
That got me thinking, what about geese?
The domestic breeds of geese are not generally capable of flight, although with a good
wind and a running start they can sometimes fly a 4 or 5 foot fence, especially if it's
downhill. And if really scared, (and have a good wind) they might manage to get off the
ground, and if they do some can manage to stay in the air for over a quarter mile!
Wait, that's a dog breed!!! This ancient German breed is very popular as a market
goose throughout Europe. In Europe it is found in Grey and White but the most popular
and common form is Saddleback. In the USA only the Saddleback varieties are common,
Buff and Grey. The beak, legs and feet should be a deep pinkish-red and the paunch
is single-lobed. These geese are good layers, producing 60-80 eggs in a season. Ganders
weigh 17 to 18 pounds and geese weigh about 15 pounds.
I Didn't know there were such things as Egyptian geese! Egyptian geese are small and
active. They are not commonly bred or exhibited. The desired weight is 10 lbs. for an
adult gander 8 lbs. The breed is widely distributed in Africa and may be found from
Egypt to Cape Colony in a wild state. The breed does only fairly well in confinement, and
the ganders are too vicious to be associated with other fowl.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The sunflower is an annual flower native to the Americas. It has a large flowering head and the stem of the flower can grow as high as 3 meters tall! What is usually called the flower is actually a head of many flowers bunched crowded together. An interesting fact about the sunflower is that the florets, tiny flowers, are arranged in a golden spiral, which is like God's fingerprint and is found in nature numerously.
Monday, January 21, 2008
By James and Deborah Howe
Although this book is extremely unrealistic, it is a very good read. I really enjoy it. Although the picture shows the first book, there are several books. Only the first book is co-writen by James Howe's wife. The book has recived many awards.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
By Vincent Van Gogh
These beautiful flowers look like all of the other Van Gogh paintings because of the way they are painted with bright colors and long strokes. Although I believe Van Gogh would have been able to paint them up close, my Grandmother asked a very strange question about another impressionist piece of art. If you can only see the picture from far away, then how did the impressionists paint their art? None of us had any answer. There are many other sunflower paintings by Van Gogh. I like this one the most because for some strange reason it is very pleasing to my eyes. Although Van Gogh painted many sunflowers, they all have similarities and differences, yet they are all beautiful.
Monday, November 19, 2007
After reading in my 4-H coffee book I learned a strange fable about coffee. It goes:
One day a Shepard named Tom (I couldn't remember his name so I named him Tom.) and his flock of goats went up a hill. Tom accidentally fell asleep, it had been a long day for him. When he woke up, his goats were by a strange plant with red berries on it! That wasn't all, they were dancing! Tom ate some of the strange red berries too. Then he had to dance! By and by a monk came and saw the shepard and his goats dancing. He also saw the red fruit. The monk took the seeds of the strange fruit and made the first cup of coffee with it. Now the monks never fall asleep while reverencing God.
*The man who wrote the book I got the fable out of said he couldn't get goats to eat the fruit of the coffee plat, but some like the leaves of the plant.
*Coffee beans are the twin seeds of a plant. They are inside a red or yellow fruit that grows on this plant.