Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Farm Bill and Birds


Not a combination one might normally consider, but there is a correlation

Or at least there may be. 

4 comments:

Cathy said...

First. Love the picture.

We live in the former Great Black Swamp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Black_Swamp

Conservation has preserved some prairie wetlands and oak openings.

Endemic malaria threatened inhabitants until the mid-nineteenth century when some Ohioan developed a very efficient ditcher.

All good. Seems there will always be this tension between conservation and development. We can only hope that wise decisions issue from congress. Agriculture makes civilization possible. Wildness and nature feed our hearts. Balance is the trick.

NumberWise said...

Well said, Cathy, from the "First" to the "trick". I guess my concern is rooted in the fact that congress usually deals more with trick than balance!

Terry and Linda said...

Your photo is outstanding. Use it for a Sunday Stills sometime!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

threecollie said...

Cathy, it is a challenging balance indeed. I feel it strongly with my love for birds and thus following many birding blogs. I don't exactly have the same values as many of the important ones and yet we share that love for outdoors and wild. Dunno the answer.

NW, I cannot wait until we can sit together face to face and I can share with you some of the things I am learning about government contracts, which I am sure you already know. Shocking to me I'll tell you.

Linda, thanks! I took it the day of the snow geese.