Monday, 16 October 2017

Backyard chickens, part 1

This series is pulled from the local CBC headlines. Recently, we learned that our city council made a new bylaw outlawing backyard chickens. Also, other "livestock" type animals have been banned (the list included foxes, though), but the focus was on chickens.

As a former backyard chicken farmer myself (yes, I lived my Harrowsmith dream one summer, back in 2010), I am outraged by this. The bylaw isn't fair, it isn't sensible, and it isn't right. Our chickens were quiet, well-behaved, and goddammit, they were delicious.

So here is my protest, on behalf of all urban farmers. Because, as the old saying goes, wherever backyard chickens are outlawed, only outlaws will have backyard chickens.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Put a squirrel on it

Especially these days - October IS Squirrel Awareness Month. So be aware, and put a squirrel on it, but give credit where credit is due. Or whatever.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

ASMR, part 5

And we reach the conclusion of our ASMR series... How do you all feel? Tingly good? I do hope so.

In doing "research" for this series (yes, Diary of a Squirrel is a heavily researched, evidence-based webcomic), I watched an episode of Bob Ross, and it was an episode where he shows off his many pet rescue squirrels. He can barely concentrate on his painting, thinking and talking about those cute little guys the whole episode. So Bob Ross isn't only the accidental father of ASMR, but a patron saint of squirrels.