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    Dealing with the cold?

    One of the benefits of living in subtropical monsoon climate is that the winters are mild and pleasent. It means we can have strawberries in winter, mangoes in summer and jackfruit during the rainy (monsoon) season.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    I recovered from covid19 very quickly. I had symptoms only for a couple of days. Light fever, body ache, weakness in limbs, loss of appetite and loss of taste only for about two days.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    No, not really, main reason behind leaving Bihar is that there's nothing much to do there. It's heavily agrarian and it's main export is cheap labour. There's not much income from farming, because everyone is doing that. If you are skilled like I have a university degree in geography, I am...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Yes, we do grow vegetables, rice, wheat, oilseeds, pulses, chickens and other poultry and some spices like turmeric, ginger, coriander, Fenugreek, Nigella seeds, fruits like mangoes, bananas, litchi, jackfruit, guava etc. We used to grow sugarcane as well. We don't have to pay rent, electricity...
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    Dealing with the cold?

    That's so true, but there are functioning dairies in these places. I think it's largely due to the rising popularity of mozzarella cheese. For me though buffalo milk is so much more than mozzarella cheese.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    I can only work as a surveyor or an interpreter and you can't do these jobs from home. Can you?
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    I really don't know what I am going to do. The economy is not going to revive in foreseeable future. It's getting blow after blow, the farmers are on road protesting, getting gassed and hosed. Bihar is particularly poor, I can go back and cut the cost and save some money, but finding a job there...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Thank you @Baymule , I got sick earlier this year as you may have known from my thread "An Introduction to Buffaloes". I did lose a loved one to this, a very dear great uncle. I lost my job because my contract was not renewed and I am jobless and depressed. That's why I was not here.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Yes!!! And it is affecting me and has affected me pretty bad on so many levels.
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    Help...my preg goats have lice!!

    Camphor infused rapeseed oil is a herbal remedy for lice problem in any animal. However I am not sure if camphor is safe for pregnant goats, because I have never had goats.
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    Dealing with the cold?

    That's so true!!! I never imagined that there are people keeping Water Buffaloes in Canada, Sweden, Norway and Minnesota until I saw their videos.
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    An Introduction to Buffaloes

    Thanks @Kusanar for explaining the FFA. @Baymule I bet you enjoyed, projects with friends as teenagers are always fun.
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    An Introduction to Buffaloes

    Oh, I made a mistake there. I meant it isn't hereditary. I corrected it, I believe I was sleepy.
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    An Introduction to Buffaloes

    When compared to most other forms of livestock, water buffaloes herds are more hierarchical in nature. This is not an oppressive hierarchy that we see in animals like wolves or monkeys etc. It's not based on the resources, it's based around leadership and it isn't hereditary. In every herd...
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    An Introduction to Buffaloes

    Perhaps that buffalo thought that she was better off chewing her cud in the mudhole on a hot afternoon. Buffaloes are calm, but rather intelligent animals, they will do what they think is right thing to do, not necessarily what you tell them to do. We milk our buffaloes twice a day on a milk...
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