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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Daddy Long-Legs Spider or Cellar Spider

We visited my brother-in-law in  Chester last weekend just to unwind and relax.  We were talking  in their swimming pool area and  saw this  huge  daddy long legs spider over  my husband's chair.





According to Wikipedia, Pholcidae or commonly known as cellar spiders are a spider family in the suborder Araneomorphae. Some species, especially Pholcus phalangioides, are commonly called daddy long-legs spider, granddaddy long-legs spider, daddy long-legger, or vibrating spider. Confusion often arises because the name "daddy long-legs" is also applied to two distantly related arthropod groups: the harvestmen (which are arachnids but not spiders), and crane flies (which are insects). 

 For more information about this critter, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pet Supply

I was looking for something for our fur babies  earlier today.  I recently  ditched the wool blanket that they were using inside their cage because  one of them got sick one night and it got saturated with a diarrhea.  I was gagging while I was taking it out and cleaning the cage so I decided to just throw it away instead of washing it.  Besides it was already tore up as our pup love to chew on it.  


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cows and Hays

Going on a road trip is fun, you get to see  a lot of stuff on the road.  My kids always love it when they see animals, it's a treat for them.




I am not sure if these are  rolls of hay or straw.

I just love seeing the field, the  beautiful views of the valley, the  corn field, the barn, and a lot of  gorgeous things that  mother nature has to offer.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cattle Industry

Everyone in the cattle industry knows that working with these animals is no piece of cake, especially if your into buying and selling livestock. Weight is one of the most important factors when it comes to livestock negotiations. It all comes down to how much the animal weighs. Generally speaking the more weight, the more money. But determining this weight while at a livestock show, or out on the range can be difficult, which sometimes results in a ‘guesstimate’ negotiation. This can result in a loss. 

Livestock scales are not just handy when your negotiating a price but they also help you determine how healthy your animals are. Healthier animals sit at a specific weight. So a scale helps you determine when you need to add feed and when you need to reduce that amount. There is no question that a livestock scale is an essential element to any rancher or farmer’s set of tools.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Humming Birds

I have been  patiently waiting for the humming bird that visits  our garden but I have no luck in capturing a photo of him.  They are very fast.  However, I captured some decent ones when we were visiting my  Father-in-Law, he has a  humming bird's feeder at his  back porch.  I sat  in the swing and waited for them and  I got lucky.



I did not have  the camera with me so I used my cellphone in taking these shots.

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