Thursday, May 26, 2016

big cricket farms

Founded in 2014, Big Cricket Farms, Youngstown,Oh was the first American insect farm to obtain food-grade certifications from their state Department of Agriculture and the FDA. Big Cricket Farms aims to drive the edible insect industry forward in the United States and abroad by connecting buyers to suppliers and lowering the bar for new entrants into their growing industry.
Crickets offer marvelous advantages over traditional protein sources like beef. Crickets need only about two pounds of feed per pound of usable meat; for beef, it takes 25 pounds of feed for the same pound of meat. Likewise, it only takes about 1 gallon of water to raise one pound of crickets, compared to 51 gallons of water for a pound of cow. And crickets produce 100 times fewer greenhouse gasses than cows.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything
. Peggy Noonan

Jpr: that which we seek most in others

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The modern road intersection

In one glance find the route desired, the correct turn. and most importantly the right of way.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Star of the Sea

Marine scientists have undertaken the difficult task of replacing the beloved starfish’s common name with sea star because, well, the starfish is not a fish. It’s an echinoderm, closely related to sea urchins and sand dollars.
There are some 2,000 species of sea star living in all the world’s oceans, from tropical habitats to the cold seafloor. The five-arm varieties are the most common, hence their name, but species with 10, 20, and even 40 arms exist.
jpr: who cares...they will always be called a star fish

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My owls

Jpr: last evening at 1:25 am a great horned owl awakened me from my sleep by his loud calling. He  was posted quite close to the rear of my home where a 5 acre field is found. His mate was heard answering faintly in the distance. This hooting ceased  and quiet returned at 1:33 am. I have seen his leavings about woods for years.  One must consider this happening as a rare favor surely.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

baby robin on the ground

jpr: me dog searched out a critter in the grass among some trees. We both looked about. I was weary of a snake. Our eyes fell upon a blob of a piece of tree bark, Turn out to be a baby robin lying low with head hidden

Audubon society: Many species of birds such as robins, scrub jays, crows and owls leave the nest and spend as many as 2-5 days on the ground before they can fly. This is a normal and vital part of the young birds' development. While they are on the ground, the birds are cared for and protected by their parents and are taught vital life skills (finding food, identifying predators, flying).

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wife or dog?


Q. How does a man determine who loves him most, his wife, or his dog?

A. Place the wife and the dog together in the trunk of a car. An hour later open the trunk and see which one is happy to see him?