Aristotle’s Milk

“Males have more teeth than females in the case of men, sheep, goats, and swine; in the case of other animals observations have not yet been made” – Aristotle, History of Animals, Book II, Part 3 “[A] calf cannot thrive on pasteurized cow’s milk” – Q:  What do these quotes have in common? A:  They are both easily testable claims which have been accepted as truth by many people.  And I’m convinced that neither claim is valid. For all that Aristotle got right, the dental example above is probably the most oft-cited error… Read More

Aw, Nuts! The Bulls Become Steers

Curious about the nitty gritty on the farm?  If you can stomach it, come along and see what happened here today. Castration might make you squirm, but it only takes a few minutes and it is absolutely necessary in maintaining (containing) a herd. The pictures tell the story: let’s go! Thanks to Dave Rainbow for helping farmer Dave while I took pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .