Wit of the World by CartoonArts International

Wit of the World

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  1. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    It’s a wind powered ewe go!

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    When i was young i was able to drive a few miles to see sheep, cows, horses and stuff, although i lived in a city with 50000 people in it. I wonder whether today’s youth from the really big cities, like NY or LA, even get the chance to see these animals outside a zoo…

  3. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Well, you said you were driving, so… If you live in NYC you can drive 20 miles or so and still see farms with horses and cows in NJ or Rockland and Westchester Countes, NY. I’m now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and within 15 miles (west of the ocean) there are still farms. Sheep aren’t as popular, but I’ve seen them.

  4. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Surprisingly, there are still some small farms within the LA area. Recently, I read about a section of the city of Carson which had a small neighborhood of farms. Probably not much livestock though. They would require too much expensive land for grazing, or else expensive feed.

    Actually, Pierce College, in the San Fernando Valley, has an agricultural program.:

    True to its beginnings more than 65 years ago as an agricultural college, Pierce still maintains large sections of tillable and range land preserved as an enclave within a suburban environment. A 226-acre farm spans the west side of campus, featuring an equestrian center and sustaining small herds of cattle, sheep and goats.

    Still, it is not like driving a few miles and seeing continuous farm and forest. But a lot of southern California was farmland at one time. In 1957, we drove from Yuma Arizona to Disneyland. We arrived late at night and spent the night parked in an orange grove within view of Disneyland.

  5. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    I get serenaded by coyotes on the golf course across the road every night. There are a couple of great horned owls that frequent the trees in the neighborhood. And at least once, our rooftop — scared the heck out of my wife. She looked up on the roof and saw the curve of the head with the two ears, and thought a mountain lion was on the roof. But then she got a better view.

    Rattlesnakes and yes! Roadrunners!

    Small potatoes of course compared to your view. Most of have to content ourselves with a more vicarious view of wildlife. On this link, click on the “Video Motion Captures” for some nice footage. This looks like someone built the house on a game trail.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Baslim, when my folks dragged me to Southern California at age 12, “Dairy Valley” actually had dozens of dairies, and “Orange County” actually grew fruit, not just “juice” oranges. In Whittier, our house was on the edge of the chaparral zone, and we actually had a cougar “shade up” in our front “yard” for two summers (it was a steep ivy bank with trees.


    When my folks moved to Placentia, in ’67, about a year after the moved into a housing tract, the last remaining orange grove in the area was taken out behind their house, and the area only grew “bedrooms”.


    I now live on the edge of a National Forest many miles north, and coyotes sing every night, deer mass in my pasture, and an occasional cougar or bear come around. I watch close before letting my dog out at night, and our cat has several “escape zones” and is VERY WARY of critters looking for din-din!! (Including the red tail hawks that come cruising about 4 feet above our roof on their way down the slope!)

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    Rabbits galore where I live. Can’t do hasenpfeffer, the rabbits are protected. Some squirrels too.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    The new Asian citrus psyllid pests may make orange juice a rare treat in the future. Sad!

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    Yes, wasn’t it the Denver NRA folks who got the rabbits AR-15s for protection?

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