You’re Killing Me… Humanely?

Humans do not like to talk about death. No one looks at it gracefully, even though everyone and everything experiences it. In the animal industry, it is also looked down upon. I'm not just referring to euthanasia for overpopulated animal shelters putting to sleep puppies and kittens. I'm talking about harvesting livestock for food consumption.I … Continue reading You’re Killing Me… Humanely?

Oh Deer! A New Zealand Niche Market.

The U.S. is overpopulated with deer. These wild animals have a tendency of running out into the middle of a country road or being hunted by sportsmen and sportswomen in the fall and winter seasons. In New Zealand, there is a different market for the lean mammals.Don answers questions about raising his trophy deer.The OSU … Continue reading Oh Deer! A New Zealand Niche Market.

Come to a New Zealand sheep farm. ‘Ewe’ wouldn’t believe it!

Wool is a hot commodity in New Zealand. So of course, we saw lots of sheep on our travels! However, not all these stops were on the itinerary. On day four, we had an unexpected delay when our bus pulled off the side of the road and would not start again. What luck, right? In … Continue reading Come to a New Zealand sheep farm. ‘Ewe’ wouldn’t believe it!

Kia Ora, New Zealand! A trip of beauty and knowledge.

Kia Ora! Or, hello, I wish you good day! After a 10-day adventure, I made it home from New Zealand just in time for the holiday season. This trip was by far one of the most insightful, invigorating trips I have ever been on. From the food and culture to the landscapes and agriculture me … Continue reading Kia Ora, New Zealand! A trip of beauty and knowledge.

Time and change will surely show

It is hard to comprehend how fast time goes by sometimes. We take for granted many things in our lives and lose touch of some that have served as the foundation for our development. This past week reopened my eyes that yes, time moves very quickly.Smirnoff (yes, he is named Smirnoff) and his familyare off … Continue reading Time and change will surely show

Strong leaders have discipline

Image courtesy of Columbus Monthly.There are many different types of leaders who have various characteristics and skills. One of the strongest types of leaders I have seen have discipline. This discipline is not just following rules or criteria, but having a firm understanding of how to grow themselves and others.One of these leaders is Urban … Continue reading Strong leaders have discipline

Expectations aren’t always what they seem

This past month, I have had many expectations.I would complete my third year as a college student and be ready to move on.Some of my closest friends would graduate from The Ohio State University and leave me. Forever.I would come home for a week of randomness and running around with my family since it is … Continue reading Expectations aren’t always what they seem