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How playing in the dirt makes you happy

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by journey11, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Mar 11, 2015
    ducks4you

    ducks4you Garden Master

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    Successful people ARE crazy bc they are obsessive!
    Obsess all you WANT to here!!! :ep :ep :ep
     
  2. Mar 11, 2015
    Beekissed

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    That article also could explain one reason, among many, why animals kept outdoors in their natural environment also seem to be more calm and contented...no matter how many roosters I have on hand, I rarely ever hear a rooster crowing unless it's four dark thirty in the AM, and I never see flock infighting. Maybe it's not so much confinement and large stocking numbers that cause chickens to pick at one another but just the lack of proper bacteria in the soils to which they are exposed. Same could be so with indoor pets that develop obsessive or neurotic behavior patterns.

    I always advise folks to put a clod of sod in their chick brooders so that they get that first exposure to their environmental pathogens and can form immunities, but the secondary side effect is that they also seem to never develop abnormal social behaviors such as picking at each other's eyes or picking feathers.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2015
    journey11

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    There should be studies done on that, if there haven't been already. That is a very interesting correlation and it makes sense. As with us, I'm sure the animals also benefit from the fresh air and sunshine (Vitamin D) too, all working together to make for a happier and healthier individual. :)
     
  4. Apr 19, 2015
    Carol Dee

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    016.JPG Searching for worms. 003.JPG
    Digging in style. 011.JPG
    YEAH a worm! 006.JPG
    Mighty *T* pushing wheelbarrow. (Check his style.) :)
     
  5. Apr 19, 2015
    Carol Dee

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    Best money Grandma's spent lately! I wanted to get 2 but Daddy and Papa said they need to learn to share. Only $29.99 at Menards was on sale for $19.99. :) 008.JPG
     
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    Chickie'sMomaInNH

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    do they make an adult version of that? as much as i want a Kubota of New Holland tractor i can afford that kids sized one! and its much easier to store away! :thumbsup
     
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  7. Apr 20, 2015
    Carol Dee

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    I really should have taken the photo of their Daddy trying to sit on it. 70# weight limit! To Funny. Yeah an adult size one would be a best seller. too! ;)
     
  8. Apr 20, 2015
    Jeni Ann

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    LOVE A & T's new toy :) Good job G'ma ;)
     
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    thistlebloom

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    The perfect complement to little boys and dirt. :)
     
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    Carol Dee

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    You bet it is. ;) so far they have played on it for HOURS. Got dark one night and they put on their head lamps to continue working the dirt and worm digging.!
     
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