Eastern Sierra Feed and the Carson Valley Times would like to congratulate our May/June Animal Trivia Contest Winners:
Christina Harper was drawn from all of the correct answers this month, and she can pick up her prize at the store.
The trivia question: Which Mammal shows similar traits to that of a human baby sucking their thumb?
The answer we were looking for was "Baby Elephant."
We found this great article written by mnn.com to help us with our trivia contest this month. Here is a portion of that article:
"The Internet was all abuzz recently with the image of a baby elephant that appeared to be sucking its trunk. We got curious is that what is really going on? So we decided to do a little research.
Turns out, the adorable answer is the correct answer. Elephants do, in fact, suck their trucks, just like baby humans suck their thumbs. And they do it for the same reason — comfort. Just like human newborns, elephant calves are born with a strong sucking reflex. This helps them instinctively know what to do when they are near their mothers breast."
Because we made the question too broad this month, we decided that all the people who chose animals such as Chimpanzee and monkey also answered the question correctly. We decided to give a prize for those who chose any
primate as their answer.
The one drawn from that group is Joe Johnson.
If you will stop by the store, we have gift certificate for you. Joe chose chimpanzee as his answer.
Don’t forget to keep playing our animal trivia contest online. The new question is online now: http://www.easternsierrafeed.com/trivia-contest.html
The Question for This Month: The Call of this large amphibian can be heard over a half a mile away?
In Partnership with the Carson Valley Times, Eastern Sierra Feed Launches New Community Trivia Contest
We are excited today to announce the launch of a new Trivia Contest which we have been testing the last few weeks with our email readers.
The Animals of this World are so fascinating. And as media increases we see some truly unique animals and behaviors captured on video. So we thought it would be fun to challenge the community to a little Trivia Challenge and give out some great prizes monthly. Each Month we will introduce a new trivia question about a random animal on this planet. Then we will collect all correct answers and choose a winner.
We hope you will enjoy the contest. Enter each month for a chance to win. Only one correct entry for each person will be entered into the drawing.
Click here to Join the contest and make your guess. http://www.easternsierrafeed.com/trivia-contest.html
You can also drop by the store and give us your answers.
This months Trivia Question: Which mammal uses similar traits of a human baby sucking its thumb to calm itself at a young age?
Here is an excellent video demonstrating what exactly is being done inside of the mouth during a routine dental float.
This Video was posted by Premier Equine Veterinary Services. We thought it was just a great video to share.
Once a horse is in its late 20s or early 30s, molar loss becomes a concern. Floating involves a veterinarian wearing down the surface of the teeth, usually to remove sharp points or to balance out the mouth.
Unlike your own teeth, your horse's teeth keep growing. At times, your horse's teeth may develop sharp edges, making it difficult for her to chew food, hold a bit, or simply have pain and discomfort inside her mouth.
Confined horses or those that do not have the ability to graze all day are more prone to teeth overgrowth, as they are not naturally grinding their teeth all day to keep them smooth. Also, just like you, your horse can have other dental problems. A horse can have excessively worn teeth, loose or broken teeth, or infected gums.
One sign that your horse's teeth may need to be floated is if she is consistently dropping food from her mouth and you start seeing signs of weight loss. Your horse may also exhibit behavior like head-tossing or opening her mouth frequently.
Hope this video and brief description is helpful to our readers.
We are excited to announce a partnership with Full Circle Compost to be the Carson Valley's new center for bulk soil and compost purchases of Full Circle Compost.
Curt has made a change in his business and will be closing his distribution center in North Carson Valley, so he can focus on developing more of his award winning compost and soil mixtures.
Eastern Sierra Feed has been busy clearing the property and setting up a self serve bagging system where customers will be able to drive up and fill bags using Curts traditions bucket and bag system.
We have a great display set up out front so you can look at the different types of soil and compost available if you have questions.
Eastern Sierra Feed also this season brought in Bonnie Plants so it is a great time to head over to the store and get your garden started. The Best Plants mixed with the Best compost soil equals award winning results for your garden.
We look forward to seeing you at Eastern Sierra Feed.
February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month!
In honor of this
Eastern Sierra Feed is
Happy to launch a Photo Contest!
Win FREE Bird Seed!!!
We will have Jim Woods of
Birding Under Nevada Skies
Pick 3 Favorites in 2 Categories
The 3 best FINCH photos will win:
1st place 50# Nyjer Thistle Seed
2nd Place 35# Nyjer Thistle Seed
3rd Place 20# Nyjer Thistle Seed
The 3 best WILD BIRD Photos will win:
1st Place 40# ESF Wild Bird Seed
2nd Place 30# ESF Wild Bird Seed
3rd Place 20# Wild Bird Seed
So, bring your photos in to the Store or submit them online anytime between
Today and February 28th!!
"May the Best Birds Win!!!"