|On the way to the veggie patch|
We found a large, brown mole dead in our pool the other day. I don't feel so kindly towards him, as he is responsible for the death of a number of our plants. Still, he is quite pretty (when dead) - I can see why moleskin is popular for making wallets and things. We threw him over the wall into the veld, but that wasn't a good idea as we were soon beset by flies. My husband had to go back and bury him. On balance though, I sympathise greatly with the natural world: before 'we' came along, nature was finely balanced, perhaps in quite a harsh way, survival of the fittest and all that, but at least there was enough space and food for everyone. I sometimes wonder about the length of the road we have traveled concerning 'human rights'. It often seems that the criminals have more rights than the law-abiding. One thing for sure: we have done a good job of over-populating the planet.