Both girls have been carrying a calf since they arrived, so when do you think our first calf was born? Yep, that's right, when I wasn't there. But that's no panic, as Dexters are re-known for many positive attributes, one being easy birthing. And further details about Dexters can be found in my earlier post Sustainable Cattle Called Dexter.
In his opening piece for this issue, Virgin Blue CEO Brett Godfrey claimed the reason for the issue was - "we are trying to do our bit for the environment, and we hope this special 'green' issue of Voyeur will encourage you to do the same". However, it is clear that not all Text Pacific's journalistic staff were aligned with that initiative.
Landholders the world over, in particular farmers, have a huge responsibility to society as a whole, and in turn society owes those farmers and landholders a debt of gratitude. By default, we are charged with caring for this land; working with it to produce food for all, and at the same time, improving it so that future generations can do the same, all the while minimising our impact on the surrounding environment so that the native flora and fauna can continue to flourish.
Put simply, 'food miles' is a measure of how far food travels – from paddock to plate, or farm to fork - and is an indication of how environmentally-friendly it is
there's much to be gained by communicating with a whole range of people all over the world who are doing similar things to you. The format allows you to ask what you think are the most basic questions without fear of ridicule, knowing that someone out there has an answer.
Over the next two and a half years, we, the nations of the world, are supposed to negotiate the level of greenhouse gas emissions that we as a unified globe will commit to accepting. That is the level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere that we believe to be acceptable to allow us to continue to live sustainably on the planet.