Have a relationship with nature, but go for a love affair with fellow humans
The cherries are ready at last. One tree’s entire crop has already been wiped out by three squirrels and umpteen Jays/Magpies, so the first task this morning was to make a point of being around the area, up a ladder, waving my arms about and generally behaving like a demented person. There is a degree of method in this eccentricity, because wildlife understands territory. Well, most of it does: hornets are the 400 lb gorillas of insect life – they sit where they bloody-well like, and if you decide to retake possession of the apple tree once they’ve started, then full astronaut gear is required to succeed in the eviction process without dying of anaphylactic shock.
Birds and rodents are more sensitive. Not so rabbits. Your average rabbit really does take the piss: I put…
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