Monday, March 22, 2010

Bear, The Water Quality Technician

Saturday,I had to travel to school to pick up the livestock scale so we could weigh Junior's pig. The fair is coming up next weekend and his pig is the biggest we have raised ... which is good unless she is TOO big by Saturday.
She can't be more than 280 pounds next Saturday or she will be disqualified from the fair.
More on that in a later post this week.

Bear loves to ride in the JEEP, (who wouldn't?) so I took him along.

Since we had to go to school anyway to get the scale, I decided to stop by my classroom to feed the freshwater prawns.

Bear went with me of course.



Here's Bear performing a water quality test on the recirculating shrimp farm system.

He pronounced it "delicious".



The shrimp seemed startled by the appearance of Bear's testing equipment, but no permanent harm was done.



Water quality testing is hard work, so Bear took a little break while I fed the shrimp.

On the ride home, he shared his ideas for improving the filtration, and of course he was right as usual.

I count myself lucky to have an aquacultural consultant who works for dog biscuits.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

FC-
You scare me sometimes!
Lightnin

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

Okay then.

P

Deb said...

Even though I know I shouldn't anthropomorphize, I love the annoyed look on that prawn's face!

Dani said...

I was thinking the same thing as Deb. hehehe.

Caroline said...

That is one cranky looking crustacean!

AKA Angrywhiteman said...

Has the turtle saga been concluded?

Miz S said...

Wouldn't school be extra awesome if we could take our dogs every day?

Native Mom said...

My dogs insist on drinking out of mudpuddles and the retention pond. They've got 3 water bowls I keep filled with freshwater at all times, but NOOOOOO>

Floridacracker said...

Lightnin,
Yes, I feel it too.

Patio,
Okiedokie.


Deb,
I see it too! It's exactly the impression I had.

Dani,
Great minds think alike.

Caroline,
It's probably stress. Tough being small and tasty.

AKA,
If you mean the baby sliders, the little donated pair of map turtles did not survive this winter. My FL cooters in the same outside tank did fine.

Miz S,
Like heaven on Earth.

Native Mom,
What? No toilet sipping?

AKA Angrywhiteman said...

Thanks FC, the donated pair were those I was asking of.