Farm Facts

Animal Facts :

 

* The tongue of a pig has six thousand more taste buds than a human's.

 

* Pigs and light-colored horses are the only two mammals besides humans that can get sunburned.

 

* Pigs have been rated as the fourth most intelligent animal in the world, and are believed to be as 

  smart if not smarter than dogs.

 

* In truth, "to sweat like a pig" would mean that you do not sweat at all. Pigs have no sweat glands.

 

* If a pig was able to fly, other pigs would be unable to see him. Pigs are incapable of looking up.

 

* The average horse eats seven times its own weight in food each year.

 

* Because of the way a cow's legs bend, they are incapable of walking downstairs. However, they can

  walk upstairs.

 

* During her lifetime, a cow will produce about 200,000 glasses of milk. Cows will produce more milk

  when they are listening to music.

 

* Scientists believe that the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurs Rex is the chicken.

 

Facts About Bees

 

* A hive of bees flies over 55,000 miles to bring you one pound of honey. A honey bee can fly 15 miles

  per hour.

 

* Honey bees must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey. Each worker honey bee 

  makes 1/12th teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

 

* Honey bees visit 50-100 flowers during one honey collecting trip.

 

* Bees have been producing honey from flowering plants for at least 10 million years! And maybe 

  even as long as 20 million years!

 

* Flowers and other blossoming plants have nectarines that produce sugary nectar. Worker bees suck

  up the nectar and water and store it in a special honey stomach. When the stomach is full the bee

  returns to the hive and puts the nectar in an empty honeycomb. Natural chemicals from the bee's 

  head glands and the evaporation of the water from the nectar change the nectar into honey.

 

* In one day a honey bee can fly 12 miles and pollinate up to 10,000 flowers.

 

* Honeybee workers must visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.

 

Pumpkin Facts

 

* Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!

 

* Pumpkin flowers are edible.

 

* Pumpkins are 90% water.

 

* Pumpkins are used for feed for animals.

 

* Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack.

 

* Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.

 

* In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.

 

* The name "pumpkin" originated from "pepon", the Greek word for "large melon."

 

* Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.

 

 Harvestville Farm

 1977 Highway 2

 Donnellson, Iowa 52625

 319 - 470 - 1558 

 info@harvestvillefarm.com

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