In Egypt there were few farm animals. We didn’t see any chickens although they would have been there.
Goats were common
as were cows. They weren’t in the numbers that would be needed to feed a population the size of Egypt so probably they were mainly for supplying the family with milk and only the odd meal. It would explain why the Egyptian diet is predominantly a vegetarian one.
There is only a small fertile belt along the edge of the Nile, although in places the desert comes to the river’s bank. Animals graze here usually with someone watching over them.
Donkeys are also common and are useful for transport and hauling around the farm.
Another farmed animal is the Nile crocodile. We saw numerous of these
varying from adults
Feisty little critters but then wouldn’t you be if your fate could be to end up in the spice shop for sale as…..
In response to Cee’s Fun foto Challenge