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Friday 24th July 2015

Enda Kenny aims to reduce taxes to encourage the return of Irish emigrants

Taoiseach greeted by anti-water charge protesters at MacGill summer school… 2,027 more words
Science

The Fabulous Farne Islands

Last  week I fulfilled a lifetime goal and visited the Farne Islands during the sea bird breeding season. Given how close these islands are to home it’s inexcusable really that I had never been before but now that I have, it is likely to be a trip that is regularly repeated. 387 more words

Thoroughbred growth rates: Ready to Race?

In the racing industry, horses are backed and trained very young to begin their racing career. There are several influencing reasons for this. However, the main one is money driven. 728 more words

Equine

Male Hooded Warbler singing from a branch

A striking small bird, 3″, of eastern hardwood forests, the Hooded Warbler prefers forests with some shrub understory. They are not easy to find here in Arkansas. 29 more words

Wild Birds

Less Than Two Weeks

Our Oberhasli have less than two weeks left.   It is still freezing here with 2-3 feet of snow all over the yard.  I’m currently crocheting kid sweaters just in case I need them. 97 more words

Homesteading

Granny has more vistors

Hello All.

Yes, we have had a whole heap of these visiting.
They are Great White Egrets.
Notice their beaks are yellow.
Apparently, this only happens in the breeding season. 217 more words

Miscellaneous

The Perks of Living in Horse Country

One of the perks of living in Lexington, Ky. is that you’re in the “Horse Capital of the World.” Yes, we know that Ocala, Fla., has that same tagline, and the surrounding area of Fort Worth, Texas, could even be considered that as well, so perhaps we should say the “Original Horse Capital of the World.” 206 more words

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