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…..


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 😀

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