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Dairymen and Horse Owners: Caution with rye straw

Due to a shortage of wheat straw in the United States, more and more dairy and equine operations are switching to rye straw for bedding. According to experts at the UK CAFÉ,  this can be a good option, but there are several unique considerations with rye straw. 173 more words

Don't Stop Me Now

Today is, as I mentioned yesterday, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist but, as I’ve already mentioned that, lets have a look what happened on this day in 1374 in Aachen, Germany. 696 more words

Brilliant Europeans

@HoudiniandDoyle Dangerous Grains and Dead Detectives from @kleffnotes

This week in the Houdini and Doyle episode Bedlam, Doyle found himself confronted by his past as well as his decision to kill off Sherlock Holmes. 439 more words

TV Shows

ERGOT, WITCHCRAFT, AND THE ORIGIN OF LSD

Stemming from the fungus Claviceps purpurea, ergot is a plant disease that affects the grain of the plant, replacing the grain with sclerotium where the mass of hardened mycelia is found.  471 more words

Grasses and Sedges

Grasses and Sedges

Family: Poaceae, the Grass Family, and Cyperaceae, the Sedge Family

Description: No generic description: There are approximately 10,000 Poaceae species worldwide and over 5,000 Cyperaceae species worldwide! 315 more words

Natural History

What's Your Poison? Ergot!

Did you know:

  • Ergot is a toxic fungus that grows mainly on rye plants.
  • Claviceps purpurea can also infect barley, oats, and wheat.
  • It reduces the crop yield and causes a disease called…
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Folklore

A brief insight into fame, the drug habits of dinsosaurs and a phone in rice

As I am still a zombie from the after-effects of the Edinburgh Fringe and not yet fully able to string thoughts together, here is a blog (to quote… 451 more words

Humour