Raising Sheep


Sheep are a warm and friendly addition to any homestead. They are easy to care for and for you to manage and they repay their owners with meat and wool harvests. They produce marketable meat in less than half the time that cattle require, and are much easier to hatchet. Breeds of sheep can be…
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Bible Story of Hannah and Samuel


1 Samuel 1:26-2:11 Click here to listen Bible Story of Hannah and Samuel Every year at the feast in Shiloh, Peninnah watched Elkanah give Hannah more meat than anyone else. And each year she made sure she said something cruel to Hannah. Year after year, Peninnah would lean across the table and whisper to Hannah,…
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Vitamin Facts


Vitamins are special substances the body needs to help maintain chemical processes inside cells. Plants can make their own vitamins, but humans must take most of their vitamins from food. A lack of any vitamin in the diet can cause certain illnesses. Before the 18th century, sailors on long voyages used to suffer the disease…
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Acid Facts


Mild acids, such as acetic acid in vinegar, taste sour. Strong acids, such as sulphuric acid, are highly corrosive. They can dissolve metals. Acids are solutions that are made when certain substances containing hydrogen dissolve in water. Hydrogen atoms have a single electron. When acid-making substances dissolve in water, the hydrogen atoms lose their electron…
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Eclipse Facts


An eclipse is when the light from a star such as the Sun is temporarily blocked off by another space object. A lunar eclipse is when the Moon travels behind the Earth, and into the Earth’s shadow (Earth is between the Moon and the Sun). Lunar eclipses happen once or twice every year and last…
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Iritis


What is Iritis? Inflammations of the uveal tract may occur. There are many causes, and they may involve one, two or three portions at once. The most common form is called acute anterior uveitis, or iritis. This usually occurs only on one side, and there is an acute onset of severe pain, blurring of vision,…
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Jesus’ Baptism Story


Jesus’ Baptism Story Jesus had a cousin called John the Baptist who was the son of Elizabeth, Mary’s old friend. When John grew to be a man, God told him to give the people a special message. “Get ready!” John told them. “Get ready for the One who is coming!” The crowds sat on the…
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Emotional Symptoms During Third Trimester Pregnancy


During the third trimester, most women focus more and more on the baby, and on labor and delivery. Most parents consider the search for a name to be an important past time. They also spend time preparing an area in the house for the baby. Almost all women by now have accepted that they are…
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Desert Facts


In the Sahara desert, a large antelope called the addax survives without waterholes because it gets all its water from its food. Many small animals cope with the desert heat by resting in burrows or sheltering under stones during the day. They come out to feed only at night. Desert animals include many insects, spiders,…
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Car Facts


In 1890 Frenchman Emile Levassor made the first real car, with an engine at the front. He laughed about his invention, saying, ‘C’est brutal, mais ca marche’ (`It’s rough, but it goes:). The Duryea brothers made the first successful American car in 1893. Early accidents made cars seem dangerous. Until 1896 in Britain and 1901…
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Stop Smoking


Cigarette smoking has now been incriminated as one of the major causes of coronary heart disease, angina and heart attacks. Stopping is essential to better health. Also, try to avoid the “passive” smoke of others smoking nearby, for this is almost as bad. Many methods have been advocated, often relying on self-will, which is always…
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Commercial Dog Food


Commercially prepared dog foods are very commonly used (feeding at eight of every ten dogs). These fall into two main categories: complete diets(the bulk of the dog food sold on the market), and incomplete diets that require meat added to them. Pet foods are also divided into three la groups, depending on their moisture content….
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Salmon Facts


Salmon are river and sea fish caught or farmed in huge quantities for food. All salmon are born in rivers and lakes far inland, then swim down river and out to sea. Adult salmon spend anything from 6 months to 7 years in the oceans, before returning to rivers and swimming upstream to spawn (lay…
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Gear Facts


Gears are pairs of toothed wheels that interlock and so transmit power from one shaft to another. The first gears were wooden, with wooden teeth. By the 6th century AD, wooden gears were used in windmills, watermills and winches. Metal gears appeared in 87 BC and were later used for clocks. Today, all gears are…
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Allergies


Simply put, an allergy is caused by the interaction between an agent within the external world and the antibodies that exist within the immune system. When antibodies are exposed to an agent; referred to as an allergen, the immune system releases compounds to deal with the introduction of these foreign bodies. For persons with allergic…
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Scorpion Sting


Scorpions inject venom through a single stinger in the tail. They rarely inject enough venom to be e lethal, although small children and the elderly are at risk for severe reactions. Scorpion Sting Symptoms Immediate pain with minimal redness and swelling but increased sensitivity to touch at the injured area. In severe cases, muscular paralysis…
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Tonsil


Paired structures located in the back of the throat that are composed primarily of lymph tissue and are strategically placed to serve as a defence against infection. Unfortunately, they themselves can become acutely or chronically infected, a condition called tonsillitis. While any number of viruses or bacteria can cause tonsillitis, two of the most important…
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