Friday, February 29, 2008

Dodo Drive

They are ploughing up all the setaside fields round here. We face looming grain shortages, thanks to biofuel cultivation. The barn owl that used to work these fields until a week ago has disappeared, as the three barn owls did from the fields I used to walk in before they built the housing estates a couple of years ago. But they did give the new streets names like "Kestrel Way", to commemorate the birds they had displaced.

This is all the direct result of government policy. The children who played in those fields now hang out behind the Co-Op, and dead animals live on in street names.

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