Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I went to visit my favorite emu farmer and got a tour of all the male & female pairs of emus that were laying eggs.
They all have names. I think this one is Franklin.
A few of the pairs have turned into same sex pairs.
Its hard to tell the sex of an emu so most farmers have to rely on the noise they make to distinguish them apart.
I totally sympathize, as my 2 female ducks turned into males last July. It happens.
I was shown a sparrow nest up near the ceiling of the barn that was made by a very industrial little bird.
It was made of straw and Lots of emu feathers. Great insulating materials.
Must be very warm indeed!
Not only is emu oil great for arthritis and skin problems, but emu meat is full of iron and and low in fat.
I raise beef, but I really prefer to cook and enjoy fresh emu.
I cooked up one of their eggs at work and it fed a small army. delicious.
Now I am going to collect feathers and make a feather pillow or comforter!
The more I meet these birds the more I learn.
Ever use emu products ?