One nice thing about having a farm, you meet other farmers. A friend raises Nubian goats and had to feed at least six at one time. She used this neat device with multiple nipples for the goat kids. Beats the hand bottle feeding I attempted on a single goat kid. Still all that attention make the goats very calm and people friendly as you can tell from the top photo. Happy goats makes a happy farm.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.