Elephants, keep out!

Elephants in Sri Lanka [shree-LANK-ah] love rice. They tromp down rice paddies to get the food. Farmers lose their crops.

But elephants do NOT like oranges. Farmers plant orange trees around their rice fields. Elephants stay away.


READ MORE: Male elephants can break through brick walls when they are hungry. They ruin rice crops. But they do not like oranges. Workers for Project Orange Elephant do not want crops, people, or elephants hurt. So they help farmers plant orange trees. They also want to build an orange juice factory. That will help to pay for more trees to keep elephants away and farmers happy. God has said that one day the beasts of the field shall be at peace with us. Read Job 5:23.


Section 3:​ Orange Treats. Elephants may not like oranges. But most of us do. Try this recipe from Martha Stewart for dried orange slices. They are great for garnishing cool summer drinks or baked goods. You will need 1/4 cup of powdered sugar for every one navel orange you use. 
“​Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat. Top with orange slices in a single layer, and generously dust with sugar. Bake until the peels are dry and the flesh is translucent, about 2 1/2 hours.” Find a recipe for “Orange Creamsicle Truffles” at https://www.cookingclassy.com/orange-creamsicle-truffles​.