Monthly Archives: August 2011

Backyard Aquaculture, ponds, lakes and creeks.

I will over the next weeks collect and write about how to have a backyard aquaculture enterprize, depending on water quality, flow and temperature. I wrote a paper on this subject about 25 yeras ago, and will rewrite it, with all … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Farming, Misc, Nature, Work

Compund camping for a while

Day 4, A nice quiet day, until early evening, gunshots, lots of them, at the mining site, and I called the boss, the police called and came by, I do not know anything more, but the shooting stopped, it was probably … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Misc, Moments, Work

calf, infant, cub, duckling, fawn, kid, lamb, foal ….

What are the offsprings of animals called .. I like to know these things…. soon I will be a grandfather, and a grandfather has to know the facts … A baby giraffe is called a calf. cow ….   calf sheep … lamb     … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Education, Farming, Misc, Nature

A flock, duo, gaggle, pod, brace, cobble, herd, couple, and so on…

A flock of birds, a pod of whales, a gaggle of geese, a pride of lions……………? Do you know how to express a number of animals •doves: dule •ducks: braceants: colony •bears: sleuth, sloth •bees: grist, hive, swarm •birds: flight, volery … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Farming, Misc, Nature

Red sky at night, Sailors delight, Red Sky in the morning, Sailors take warning

The old saying is Red Sky at night, Sailors Delight, red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/weather-sailor.html There are many signs, that the old timers trusted, for weather, crop, fishing and their livestock. Swallows flying low to the … Continue reading

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Cohen Commission’s aquaculture hearings

BC Salmon Farmers ready for Cohen Commission’s aquaculture hearings BC Salmon Farmers ready for Cohen Commission’s aquaculture hearings VANCOUVER, Aug. 22, 2011 /CNW/ – The BC Salmon Farmers Association is ready for the aquaculture hearing days, beginning August 25, 2011 … Continue reading

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Up the creek witout a paddle

A friend of mine asked me, Oddvin, do you feel you  up the creek without a paddle. I knew what he ment, but to be sure I looked it up in Google. http://www.joe-ks.com/phrases/phrasesU.htm  there I found this great link on … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Fiction, Misc, Moments, Short stories