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  • at school.

    stockholm. september 2017.

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  • Happy 5th Birthday Oscar Carl Olof! (b. 2 March 2016)

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    09 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili.🍷👌 Elegant, noble and concentrated, but far to young - will let remaining bottles rest in the cellar for many years. Very nice though when paired with ”buffalo mozzarella wrapped with smokey boar on a slice of bread with cream and Parmigiano”.

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  • 210222 The Laundry Putaway, the Maimed Avocado tree, #Madlyricsmonday an…In this episode I thought I had no plans, then I realise I do: the laundry needs to be put away, and to be able to do that I need to viciously prune, almost maim the avocado tree in my bedroom. And then I play #madlyricsmonday cook Dal, a vegan lentil stew, and bake roti, an Indian flat bread. #Tvätt #laundry #avodadotree #avokadoträd #prune #madlyricsmonday #dal #dalbukhari #lentil #lentildal #roti #rotibread #baking #bakingroti #bakinghack #vegan #gay #gayvegan #baking #bakingfun #bakinglove #bakingday #veganbaking #plantlife #plantsplantsplants #plantlove #plantaddict #plantstagram #plantcollection #bakingbread Tvätt, laundry, avodado tree, avokadoträd, prune, mad lyrics monday, dal, dal bukhari, lentil, lentil dal, roti, roti bread, baking, baking roti, baking hack, vegan, gay, gay vegan, baking, baking fun, bakingl ove, baking day, vegan baking, plant life, plants plants plants, plant love, plant addict, plantstagram, plant collection, baking bread, In this episode, I thought I had no plans, the laundry needs to be put away, viciously prune, almost maim the avocado tree in my bedroom. And then I play,  cook Dal, a vegan lentil stew, bake roti, Indian flat bread.

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    Inside the Brunkebergs tunnel (a 231 meters long shortcut for cyclists and pedestrians through a ridge in the city center. (Stockholm, Sweden)

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  • Du har tagit dig igenom ännu en måndag. Det  firar vi med en riktig käftsmäll till låt, nämligen “Tsar Bomba” (2018) med svenska (Sthlm) Necrophobic. Tack för låttips, du vet vem du är!

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    Sankt Görans kyrka (Saint George). Inaugurated in 1958, except for the bell tower which is what remains of the 1910 chapel it supplants. 1950’s architect Adrian Langendal, bell tower and original chapel by Gustaf Améen. Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. February 2021.

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  • Kullaberg Nature Reserve, Sweden (No. 7)

    Kullaberg - so totally different from the common idea of Skåne. Wild, beautiful, amazing with breathtaking slopes and expansive views over Öresund and Kattegatt. Here you experience a unique plant- and animal Life - Everything explained and put into context at the Visitor Center naturum Kullaberg on the edge of the peninsula at Kullens Lighthouse.

    The hilly terrain provides good opportunities for badgers and foxes to build lairs and dens. Hares and rabbits are often seen, both as solitary individuals and in groups.
    Otherwise the roe deer and the red deer are the most characteristic species on the mountain. They often graze in the open land. Boars also occur sporadically.
    Important elements of wildlife on open land are grazing animals such as sheep, cows or horses.
    Among the birds that reside in or near shrubbery are shrike, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat and linnet. In the tree tops and shrubs you find chaffinch, different singers, great tit, blackbird, robin and the wood pigeon.
    Woodpeckers, great spotted woodpecker and Cub processes the dead tree trunks in search for food.
    Adder, grass snake and various types of lizards are often seen at Kullaberg and frogs thrive in the marches.
    You find many different species of insects, spiders, seashells, and snails, of which some are extremely rare.
    In the southern slopes you find for example the upholstery spider, the only relative to the tarantulas living in the Nordic countries.

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  • National Pig Day

    National Pig Day honors the domesticated pig. According to Mary Lynne Rave, who started National Pig Day with her sister Ellen Stanley in 1972, the purpose of the day is “to accord to the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” Events where pigs are the focus are held at zoos, schools, farms, sporting events, and nursing homes across the United States, particularly in the Midwest. Some activities include having pig-themed parties where pink colored punch and pork are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees. Pig-themed parades also are common. Some have interpreted the day as being a time to give pigs a break by not eating pork products, but others say it is the perfect day for eating bacon, ham, or pork chops.

    Pigs are from the Suidae family of mammals; species include wild boars, warthogs, the pygmy hog, and the domesticated pig—the species focused on today. Pigs were one of the first domesticated animals, leaving their wild roots about 6,000 years ago in China. They were first brought to the New World by Hernando de Soto, in 1539.

    Pigs usually weigh 300 to 700 pounds; a hog is a domestic pig that weighs at least 120 pounds. Domestic pigs are often bred so that they are heavier. In 2012, a pig named Reggie weighed in at 1,335 pounds, setting a record for the heaviest pig, at the “Biggest Boar” contest as the Iowa State Fair.

    Female pigs give birth twice a year and have a litter of about 12. Babies are called piglets and weigh around 2.5 pounds. Pigs rarely show aggression, but an exception is that mothers will fiercely protect their young.

    Contrary to how they may appear, pigs are actually one of the cleanest animals. They are seen rolling around in mud to cool off because they don’t sweat. Pigs, including piglets, leave their beds to relieve themselves in a different location. They can even be trained to use a litter box just like a cat.

    They are one of the most intelligent animals and are comparable in intelligence to a three-year-old human. They are smarter than other domesticated animals and even smarter than many primates. Some can even play simple video games and can be taught to do tricks.

    Pigs have an excellent sense of smell, and their large noses—made almost all of cartilage—allow them to better root around in the ground. They are omnivores and will eat almost anything, but are usually fed feed from corn, wheat, soy, or barley. On small farms they are often fed slop, consisting of things such as vegetable peels, fruit rinds, and other leftover food scraps.

    Being social is important to pigs, and that is why they often lie next to each other. They also communicate often. They have over 20 vocalizations, letting other pigs know when they are hungry or when they are ready to mate. The squeal of a pig may reach 115 decibels, which is louder than a motorcycle.

    Besides being consumed, pigs have many other uses. Pig hearts are used to replace humans hearts. About 40 medicines are also made from pigs, such as insulin.

    How to Observe

    Celebrate the day by pigging out on some pork. Enjoy some bacon—possibly by making yourself a BLT. You could also have some ham, pork chops, or pork ribs. If you don’t eat meat there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the day. Have a pig-themed party with pink punch, pink ribbons, and a parade with pig related items. You could watch a film that features pigs, such as Babe or Charlotte’s Web. You could also visit a zoo or farm and see some live pigs. Maybe there are even some events involving pigs at these locations today!

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  • National Horse Protection Day

    The majestic horse has long been considered a close companion of humans and a vital contributor to our species’ progress. Horse Protection Day is all about returning the love of our four-legged friends by raising awareness of the various plights that horses face and by protecting them from abuse, exploitation and neglect.

    History of Horse Protection Day

    Throughout the centuries, equines have carried us on their backs, pulled our carriages, fought in our wars, tilled our fields and traveled miles and miles across our countries. They have been a key part of human civilization for over 5,000 years and have cultural significance all over the world. In the US, for example, the horse has a legendary status as an icon of the American spirit, a symbol of freedom in the West.

    Although the advent of the automobile and various other technological advances has meant that these creatures are no longer required as frequently on the roads or as laborers, today horses still remain a steadfast companion to animal lovers and equestrian fans alike. As well as being great pets, they are a beloved therapy animal, often providing support to people with disabilities, assist with important work such as policing and cattle ranching and have become a key part of some popular sports.

    Yet despite the wonderful loyalty and dedication of horses, they are frequently mistreated, exploited and abandoned.

    Horse Protection Day was first observed in 2005 when it was founded by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige. Having grown up around horses, Paige created the day to make others mindful of the plight of unwanted and neglected horses, those that end up being slaughtered or served as food and those that are abused and exploited. The day aims to encourage the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses.

    Although Horse Protection Day began in the US, it has since spread and is celebrated elsewhere too – a testament to how universally valued these animals are.  

    Why horses need our protection

    There are a whole host of reasons why horses around the world need our protection.

    Because of the resources and expense needed to care for them, horses are especially at risk of a poor quality of life, neglect and abandonment, even by well-intentioned owners who lack sufficient knowledge or simply fall upon hard times. However, there are also many horse breeders and dealers who care not about animal welfare but rather about generating a profit. This can lead to large numbers of horses living in poor conditions and even suffering from abuse.

    Although horse meat is consumed in various parts of the world and often considered a delicacy, there are also many who are against horses being treated as a food source. Horses that are slaughtered for meat often come from auctions, but sometimes they are abandoned pets, retired working animals, bought from private sellers or captured from wild herds.

    With the horse considered an American icon, the US is particularly averse to horse meat – it’s illegal to sell or eat horse meat in some states such as California and there’s a movement to make this the case across the country.

    While sports can be a great way for people and horses to bond, the equine’s wellbeing isn’t always given the priority it deserves. Horses may be overworked, maltreated and injured, sometimes fatally, in the pursuit of glory in the sports stadium.  

    And even wild horses (known as mustangs in the US) require our protection. Finding a humane solution to the problem of overpopulation in America is a real challenge – while many consider the rounding up of wild horses to be cruel, with a small number adopted but most living out the rest of their lives in holding pens, if numbers aren’t properly handled this could lead to drought and starvation for thousands. Humane management is therefore key to their flourishing.

    How to celebrate Horse Protection Day

    Horse Protection Day is a day to be mindful of the trials and tribulations of horses without a home, without companionship and without love. Horse lovers will often say that these creatures are just as much our four-legged friends as cats and dogs are – and if you have ever been lucky enough to know these shy and gentle animals, you’ll know this to be true.

    There are plenty of ways you could observe Horse Protection Day. Of course, not everyone has the space to adopt a horse and keep one to look after, but if you live close to a stable, offering a helping hand with the horses or dropping off food and bedding would certainly be appreciated.

    Perhaps you could think about supporting a horse through a charity or donating to your local horse sanctuary. By supporting organizations such as these, you’ll be contributing to a whole range of activities aimed at improving the lives of horses everywhere, from rehoming and rehabilitation to educating and supporting owners and breeders. And if you spot a horse that seems neglected or abandoned, don’t be afraid to call an animal welfare charity or equine sanctuary for help.

    If you’re especially passionate, you could even get involved in lobbying efforts to improve legislation on animal welfare, livestock protection and responsible breeding.

    Horse Protection Day is also a great opportunity to connect with these amazing animals. Why not go on a trail ride or take up a sporting activity involving horses such as polo or showjumping? You can also venture into the great outdoors to places where wild horses can be found roaming freely! However, you decide to celebrate, remember to spread the word on social media, and be sure to find out more about this important observance by visiting the Horse Protection Day website.

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