The Pangolin

The life cycle of a pangolin with upsetting details. https://www.worldwildlife.org/blogs/sustainability-works/posts/wwf-teams-up-with-microsoft-volunteers-to-protect-pangolins Well one year on from the terrible pandemic that swept the world do we remember the supposed start of it in a wild animal meat market in China.  It was said to have been a bat or a pangolin that transferred the virus mutation toContinue reading “The Pangolin”

Kitchen Conversation

My Poems (2) Grandma yelled out ‘There’s tails in the pan’,And then it caught fire.So soon the draughty back playroomGot a new stove andBecame the hub of the house.But what of the old kitchen,Beneath the loft where I layFrozen with the large windows all around,Bodget and squashTransformed it into a bogAnd a store,For mother’s materialContinue reading “Kitchen Conversation”

Compassionate Farming?

Living in a very rural area close to several large farms and many public footpaths through them I frequently witness some worrying things going on when out walking. At one time I supported Compassion in World Farming (https://www.ciwf.org.uk, and later on just became more into general animal issues by supporting the RSPCA. Now I mostlyContinue reading “Compassionate Farming?”