notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Psssssstttt....

Wanna see a golden mantled tree kangaroo??? Well, don't tell anyone I told you, but they're appearing live in an impenetrable, uninhabited jungle in New Guinea along with the smokey honey eater and the oft-quoted but never pictured till now Berlepsch's six-wired bird of paradise...don't believe me, well take a peek yourself. Pretty cool eh? What's that? Just a bit weird and not as good as you thought? Oh well.

So, a "Lost World" has been discovered, with many species discovered which were previously thought extinct, or where not even thought of at all in fact. In the midst of so many species getting shoved off this earth, it's great to see some new ones coming to our attention. Somehow though, I don't think Mr Golden Balls Tree Kangaroo feels the same way about the situation. These animals have been around for a long old time. This fact, and their ability to survive so long, are not unrelated I think. Somewhere right now there's an emergency crisis meeting taking place in the deepest darkest jungle. Those gathered are all creatures that we haven't even imagined yet. If they play their cards right, they'll stay away from us. A lot of us mean well, but we can't even fucking look after our own species, six wires or not, I'd keep my arse well hidden; we'll end up plucking it if you don't.






Martin the Smoky Honey Eater longed to leave the boring old jungle to live in the home of an aging Midwestern couple and be poked by their grandkids every other weekend. He could dream, he could dream...