Alpacas 101: A New Trend in Farming Textiles

November 11, 2013 in Pets by Connie Carlton

When you think of farms, what comes to mind first? Maybe Old MacDonald's farm complete with cows, pigs, chickens, and even sheep. But what about alpacas? What are they, anyway? Native to South America, alpacas are long-haired mammals related to the llama. They're usually kept in herds and bred for their fiber. Alpaca fiber, much like wool, is used for making woven and knitted items like scarves, hats, sweaters, gloves, and blankets, among other things. Because it's so thick, it's a great Full Article [...]

Great Finch Feed for the Birds

August 16, 2013 in Christian Living, Food, Pets by AJs-List

Great Finch Feed for the Birds If you are a bird lover you know the best and most soothing way to start the day is with a great window view, a warm cup of java, and a patio area filled with a colorful mixture of birds. Beautiful birds are so enjoyable. We love our birds and want them to be happy and keep coming back. AJ's List would like to feature this week an excellent wild Finch food called: F.M. Brown's Bird Lover's Blend Fancy Finch with Cranberries I have seen (by personal experience) Full Article [...]

Cat Ownership and Cardiovascular Disease

July 15, 2013 in Health & Fitness, Pets by Marty Roppelt

First, let me state for the record, the main reason one should adopt a cat or a pet of any kind, is to give the animal a good home. You might benefit in unexpected ways, though, if you do adopt. Researcher and neurology professor Adnan Quershi did a study on cat ownership in 2008, at the University of Minnesota. The study showed people who own cats, as well as people who have owned them in the past, were 40% less likely to die of a heart attack than folks who never had cats. Before you Full Article [...]

Natural Health Booster: Adopt A Cat

July 13, 2013 in Health & Fitness, Pets by Marty Roppelt

Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain, legendary American author and humorist – loved cats. He was once quoted as saying, “Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these.” He said, maybe, more than he knew. Many folks consider a cat “an essential,” but may still underestimate the creatures’ impact on us. A century has passed since Twain’s death. Academic research over those hundred years yields a surprising finding: Cat ownership is good Full Article [...]