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Posted By:Danis51
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2010-03-20 22:02:04
The tree in the picture is not an apple tree, but here goes: A man from the city was visiting a small farm, and during this visit he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a most extraordinary manner. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, and the pig would eat the apples off the tree directly. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was satisfied, then he would start again with another pig. The city man watched this activity for some time with great astonishment. Finally, he could not resist saying to the farmer, "This is the most inefficient method of feeding pigs that I can imagine. Just think of the time that would be saved if you simply shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!" The farmer looked puzzled and replied, "What's time to a pig?"
2010-03-19 21:30:34
These animals are not ordinary domestic pigs that have learned to climb trees, but are the descendents of wild arboreal swine that ranged over Europe and North America during and immedietly after the Pleistocene. Tree-climbing was an adaptation that allowed them to elude predators as well as escape rising flood waters from the rapidly melting glaciers. These animals are rare in Europe as much of their natural habitat was destroyed during the World Wars, and also since soliders on all sides found them to be tasty supplements to military rations. They are still common, however, in the forests of Michigan, Minnesota and the southern parts of the Western Canadian Provinces, where they are a staple in the diet of French Canadians, or Snow Cajuns.
2010-03-19 17:04:37
That's why I prefer the sea...
2010-03-19 10:44:34
Have to be careful when walking in the forest - you never know what might fall on your head... ;-)