What, no badgers?

One of the big UK environmental controversies of 2013 was the badger cull in parts of England. But there was no fuss here in Orkney – we do not have badgers. Orcadian wildlife is very different to what we experienced when we lived in England and many of our visitors, while delighted with what theyContinue reading “What, no badgers?”

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Killing

The gunmen came today We thought they’d gone But they’re back The gunmen This was the beginning, in my head, of a poem. It was inspired, if that is the right word, by a shooting party staying near our home who were targeting geese in the surrounding fields and elsewhere in Orkney. Somehow I couldn’tContinue reading “Killing”

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