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first ducklings of spring!

... they're so fluffy! I took the scenic route home today. Time well spent.

With my bee rights advocate hat on, I was alarmed to find, hidden among the BBC "jolly" stories, this rather creepy story of supermarket demand, invasive species, and the exploitation of bumble bees by the strawberry trade. My main worry is about what happens when the Irish bumble bees finally wake up. What are they going to make of all the bumble bees wandering around with cute accents and a relaxed attitude to recreational drugs and nudity? The strawberry growers don't care, they just want the perfect strawberry, so Mr Tescos, he will say yes: "If the bee doesn't do its job, the strawberry can be very square at the bottom or have an awful lot of creases or be totally misshapen and then they are very hard to sell." I wonder if they beat the bees that get it wrong. With a tiny bee-whip.

The Hippie Commune by freckles42
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reason for joining the commune
creepy but harmless leadersyrtis
insists on running around nakedmistersleepless
conceptual artistautodidactic
refuses to work in the garden, walks round barefoowaistcoatmark
tries to start a tantric sex groupingaborg
hugs trees and gets poison oakforfend
holds a grudge against the governmentrelativid
tries to convert everyone from the insidekharin
sells LSD to babiesseattlewolf
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Pretty much exactly who you'd expect.

Oh, and here's a thing:

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( 6 worms — Feed the birds )
22nd Apr, 2005 01:37 (UTC)
Oh duckies! I was so sad and that made me so happy. Thank You.
22nd Apr, 2005 10:14 (UTC)
always happy
to spread fluffy duckling joy!
22nd Apr, 2005 09:48 (UTC)
cute fluffy ducklings and time to boycott supermarket strawberries from ireland.
22nd Apr, 2005 10:14 (UTC)
I'd say more research was indicated
before jumping to any conclusions. One news story won't be telling the whole tale.
26th Apr, 2005 20:27 (UTC)
Re: I'd say more research was indicated
*nods* true true *nods*
7th May, 2005 06:08 (UTC)
Ducklings!!! Birds rock. I want to live in Australia where in some parts you get birds that are just so beautiful, colourful and exotic and they're right on your back garden. Though I don't think much of their magpies. Our magpies are a lot prettier.

As for bumble bees, I noticed quite a few of them in Belfast recently. There's me thinking they were a dying breed. They're so fluffy that you just want to stroke them half the time.
( 6 worms — Feed the birds )