Farm Animals in Egypt: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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In Egypt there were few farm animals. We didn’t see any chickens although they would have been there.

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Goats were common

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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.

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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.

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Donkeys are also common and are useful for transport and hauling around the farm.

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Another farmed animal is the Nile crocodile. We saw numerous of these

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varying from adults

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to babies

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Feisty little critters but then wouldn’t you be if your fate could be to end up in the spice shop for sale as…..

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In response to Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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4 Responses to Farm Animals in Egypt: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. Very interesting photo essay, Irene.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful photos for this week. Thanks Irene for contributing 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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