Friday, August 23, 2013

Animal behavior

Today I wrote a paragraph about feeding reptiles for my science class. It was so amusing that I've decided to share it with y'all. In the original assignment there wasn't all the thous and thys because I thought it would be a little much. I've added them for your enjoyment. :)

"While perusing an extremely captivating exposition, I attained much cognition about providing reptiles with nourishment. Initially, thou needs must cleanse thy hands from all odors, those of other creatures in particular. Subsequently, it is necessary to extract the animal from its accustomed habitation and situate it in an incommensurable domain to nourish it. If thou chooseth to cater to the reptile’s appetite in its native abode, thou are in much peril of being masticated by the vertebrate, who has mistaken thy hand for its sustenance, each time thou inserteth thy hand into its lodging. In the times to come, I shall ascertain that my hands are absterged and the animal is in a separate enclosing prior to giving the creature pabulum, to inhibit further hazard of being lacerated by the teeth of the reptile."

In other words:

While reading this interesting article, I learned a lot about feeding reptiles. First, before handling or feeding reptiles, you have to wash your hands so you don’t smell like food. You have to move them to a second cage to feed them so they won’t associate their normal cage with food. If you do feed them in their normal cage, you run the risk of getting bitten every time you put your hand in the cage. In the future, I can make sure my hands are washed and the animal is in a different cage to prevent the danger of being bitten.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hog Slaughtering, Butchering, and Eating Part 4

This is the best part. Daddy woke up really early to start a fire so we could have coals ready to cook the pig with. Then the Rogers arrived and we started setting up.  We had a great time playing games and eating with the Buchites, the Smiths, Ms. Cindy, and Ms. Nancy.   Excuse the many many pictures (29 to be exact). I like to record every moment and narrowed it down to these.

This is where the guts are buried.

Undoing the bolts

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hog Slaughtering, Butchering, and Eating Part 3

Alrighty! This part is going to deal with the dissecting, so if you get squeamish, you might want to skip this part. It's very interesting though. My daddy is very knowledgeable about these kind of things and was explaining which organs were what and how they worked.

 I think this is the liver

 The heart

 Daddy was showing us how the lugs work by blowing up the lungs with a pressurized air can.


Then we sawed through the chest bone

:) After that, Mommy and Mrs. Rogers seasoned it and we called it a day. Party tomorrow! 

If you missed part 2, HERE is the link.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer 2013

          Like every summer, this summer ended way to quickly. The youth ensemble I'm in, the Voices of Victory, went on tour again from July 7th through the 11th. I have a lot of good memories I'll tell you about later. I think I'll make another voicethread about that. Then from July 22-26 I went to summer camp (Crossroads at Camp Maranatha in Ila, GA). I had a great time there, too. Here we are now and it's almost the middle of August!  My mom, Ben, and I have been hoping to go to Japan this fall or winter and it's now official that we are going there this November. Yay! I'm really excited about that!
         Because we're going to Japan we are in the process of renewing our passports. We had a very interesting time taking passport pictures with Ben, and Daddy took a couple of pictures, too.

Haha!    Leigha