Joyride: An Algebraic Journey


| 6/16/2012 12:32:10 AM


Tags: farm animals, starting a baby animal foster farm, algebra, Diane Donovan,

A photo of DianeIt’s that time again. The time between Spring rains winding up and summer heat beginning, when it’s perfect weather for joyridin’.

I’m sure The Peanut Gallery (a.k.a. Hubby) envisions a quiet drive in the country just lookin’ – but that’s not what he’s getting. Oh sure, it’s a drive in the country - but ‘just lookin’ in my book falls somewhere between ennui and death. Lookin’ and plannin’ go hand in hand – and then there’s the delightful ‘talkin’ about possibilities’ piece (…a piece The Peanut Gallery evidently finds ‘threatening’ and I find ‘enlightening’…)

A recent joyride, for example:

1.    Lamb. Now, The Peanut Gallery has a decided opinion on lamb. He likes it ‘on the hoof’ and hates it ‘on the plate’. Whereas I, being more liberal, like both. It’s lambing season, which of course results in stop requests from moi every few farms to observe the youngins at play. I found it was far better to keep some of my musings to myself. Such as an algebraic calculation of just how many lambs could actually FIT on 2 acres of land. Gallivanting antics included. Apparently my conclusion of ‘200’ was not only INCORRECT – it was (to some) too frightening a possibility to calculate.

LpA1 = A + G 

Where LpA1 – Lambs per Acre, A = Age and G = Gallivanting 

nebraska dave
6/18/2012 6:42:58 PM

Diane, you are a hoot. All baby animals are cute but as adults .... not so much. You are correct in thinking that pigs are smart. In my humble experience, pigs are the smartest of the barn yard animals. They have the most advanced problem solving abilities of any of the animals. Of course their continuous problem solving is "how do I get on the other side of that fence?" I have chased hogs more times and fixed more fences to keep them in than any other animal. They will eat anything and several posts here on GRIT have proven them to be the best way to clear weeds and brush off land. I hope you find your animal niche soon. Have a great day with the peanut gallery.





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