When we moved to the Cotswolds, we soon found out that badgers lived nearby. They popped under the fence and started to dig down. Fortunately, they moved out and then we built a different fence.
They still live in our nearest field and seem to be OK. We leave out water for them, as well as for the birds. I’ve heard tales of badgers that have walked into town to get food and water.
Horrified to hear that we need to be much less squeamish about drinking recycled lavatory water! These privatised water companies say it is fine. Our Severn Trent company is planning wastewater for us to drink.
Four weeks ago, on our 49th wedding anniversary, we drove down to Dorset. We lived there for 16 years and we still go at least three times a year to visit friends.
Brownsea Island has both badgers and plenty of water!
Even if you haven’t been to Brownsea, you probably read Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books. If you have, you will already know about the island. About its red squirrels, its boats just across to Poole Quay, the Scouts and Guides. And the birds – such birds! Nightjars, peacocks, cormorants, oystercatchers, reed buntings and even, in winter, the avocets.