It's war out there Down on the Allotment! my precious little broccoli
seedings are being marmalized by gangs of delinquent hoodie pigeons!
I planted these
'Rudolph' early purple sprouting broccoli
seeds in the Summer and I have
nursed them through the Summer attack of slugs, snails and
caterpillars. I do not intend to lose them now to a gang of cowardly
Don't get me wrong, I am not pigeon prejudiced, some of
them are amazing creatures. Take 'Scotch Lass' for instance. in 1945 she
was awarded the Dickin Medal for gallantry whilst serving in World War
2. Her citation read, "For bringing 38 micro photographs across the
North Sea in good time although injured" that is my idea of a brave
Or there is the sporty pigeon (who took a short break on my
allotment earlier this year) who trains hard to achieve a peak of
physical fitness in a display of awesome navigational skills and
Then there is the nasty, fat wood pigeon that lurks
around and steals from my allotment. Despite hanging CDs, tin foil,
cotton thread and owning a hunter-killer yellow Labrador.. I'm just not
winning the battle. They just fly away up into a nearby tree and laugh at me, only returning
to have another munch as soon as my back is turned.
I just may have to give up and wish them a very
Merry Christmas.. wrapped in pastry and served with bread sauce, gravy..
oh yes.. and fresh broccoli! Merry Christmas Mr Pigeon.