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.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Flipper Finished, Leo Loses, Bugs Boings

It's been a while since I reported on the demise of a cute fluffy creature, so I need to make an impact here. I bring you sad tidings of the passing of not just one individual but of the end of an entire species; the Yangtzee river dolphin has gone the way of the T Rex and the Dodo after a 6 week survey of its habitat concluded that each and every one of them was dead. It has more in common with the Dodo than the T Rex however in that humans are responsible for its destruction, and we did it without even trying.


Unlike most historical-era extinctions of large bodied animals, the baiji was the victim not of active persecution but incidental mortality resulting from massive-scale human environmental impacts - primarily uncontrolled and unselective fishing


Well done us, that's what I call multi tasking.

In other animal news, when I was in primary school I wrote a story about a fight between a lion, a crocodile and a rhino. The teacher said I had a good imagination. Imagination my arse, I was only one off.

And finally, is this a sport?

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