After the success of sustaining Vlad for the first night, things swiftly developed. Goats milk feeds were every 2 hours during the day and he was loving it! Occasional solids were offered, but he didn't show any interest in these until another few days, the picky blighter. Day 2 went on well with little to update on, but it was either that night or the next where things got a bit emotional.
Its been nearly a week since Molly and I became the sudden foster parents to a small baby bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) who shall here forth be known as Vlad. I've been avoiding writing about him for that duration out of fear that he may not last long without the care of a mother vole, [...]
As part of my life goal to achieve a certain degree of self sufficiency in food products, I've taken to the seas. At home, fish plays a pretty regular role on our dinner plates. On my Mothers side of the family is a Mediterranean (Maltese) background, so inspired by this we've been blessed with all [...]
Over the past year or so my eyes have been opened to a way of life that I've come to admire and see as a reality. During my post graduate research I was based for fieldwork at Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas, and it was here that I witnessed how self-sustainable living can work. [...]