Getting the balance

Following on from Duty of Care, still thinking about our relationship with the animals around us.

It is easy when they are totally dependent on us

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the pigs would not like to see themselves as dependent – but they are

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the hens could possibly fend for themselves if pushed

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and the ducks get most of their nourishment from the land

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although here they were enjoying a (disused) rabbit hole filled with water by us

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Here we reallocated resources by making available no longer needed hen feathers

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to the bird population. Although the blackbird makes everything hard for itself

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Or maybe just makes it seem that way as it makes its nest from mud – of which we do have plenty.

We have been recycling culled hens

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although we don’t really want to entice foxes any closer. So we were pleased and excited to see a raven landing to take advantage

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Here he is in action

Which brings us to squirrels

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Today we went down the path of trying to protect the bird food

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But if we make it harder for them will they just raid more nests? Should we just shoot them? After all they are immigrants…

Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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