Dear blog followers. This is where I give in to popular demand, and switch from danish to english. It has been a dilemma whether to make this blog easily readable for danes or widen the spectrum of possible readers and go with english. So for you guys who have asked for a translation, and those of you who gave up altogether in the face of danish prose, here it is in one of the world’s most widely understood languages. Let me know what you think! 🙂
Now back to the permaculture bird. One of permaculture’s core principles is to use the ressources that are already available. We permies have taken a course to be reminded of the sense in that, but it seems that nature doesn’t need such a course. At least the blackbirds in my garden know how to reduce, reuse and recycle. This mama blackbird has built a nest of golden lace and plastic scraps aside from moss and twigs. She has moved in on top of my woodpile, and I don’t know which number batch she is on, but there are already several young blackbirds hopping around the garden, and five eggs in the nest.
Trouble is that nature doesn’t expect the toxicity and danger lurking in some of the stuff humans leave lying around, but fortunately, in this case, it looks like the blackbirds do just fine in a nest of recycled so-called trash.