Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Emu Festival

On Saturday, we went to an Emu festival in Bowman, GA with the fam. It was at a farm that raises Emus, but they also had an ostrich, cow, goats, horses, and chickens. We toured the farm and browsed the vendor booths that were there. We even tried a *gasp* Emu burger. Yes, yes. An emu burger. Interesting.

We didn't really know what to expect when we were going, but it ended up being very interesting. Mallory didn't really show any signs of great interest (see prior posts...), but it was a neat experience. Things we didn't know about Emus and Ostriches
- The females start laying eggs by the time they are 2 and they'll lay like 20 at a time.
- Male emus sit on the nest of eggs while the women go off an lay more eggs...with other male emus. We didn't know female emus were so provocative.
- Ostriches can live for more than 60 years in a zoo-like setting

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