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.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Not Again

Well, it seems like quite some time since I had the sad duty of relaying the sad demise of some poor animal; but Jesus, that whale really took it out of me. Well, it was obvious this time would come but maybe I've been hiding from it, like a fool convincing myself it wouldn't happen.

Silly me. A hamster recently walked into a machine containing 3 different types of crushing mechanisms, and one shredder. "Mike", for whatever reason, found himself in a recycling plant, and threw himself into the machine of death. How horrible, how terrible, how horrific...a minute please...


We interupt this minutes silence to bring you an amazing update...Mike LIVED.

Apparently hamsters are pretty good at escaping death,

Hamsters have returned from premature burial, travelled through the post in envelopes (a highly illegal practice) and contentedly shared pet cages with poisonous snakes.
But still this is pretty damn special, plant general manager Tony Williams describes the journey the rubbish

"Some is shredded and then goes through the trammel - conveyor belts and grids which let the smaller pieces of waste fall through. It seems the hamster was small enough to pass through the 150mm gaps between the shredder blades, but big enough to pass along the trammel without dropping down."


This is the shit, and beats "Lucky" the hamster, who only had to survive an ordeal in a municipal garbage truck in Alaska.

Here's to you Mike, may you live to be tormented to death by the boy who takes you as his pet.


Mike's brother Russell moments before he headbutted the snake and somehow managed to get him into a full nelson. The snake submitted, but later ate Russell after punching him in the tummy when he wasn't ready.