Mar 06 2013

An Original Use for a Derelict Camper Trailer

Published by under Tidings from Gabriola Island

Neighborhood free-range chickens

Here are a neighbor’s free-range chickens.
And there is their chicken coop.
Note the wooden ramp leading to the chicken door.
O
n Gabriola, there are many derelict trailers cluttering people’s yards. At least this one had been put to good use!¬†

Gabriola camping trailer cum chicken coop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 26 2010

And Then There Was One

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lonely goose on Gabriola

This lonely gander has lost his gaggle

During the past four years, this gander and his two male gaggle mates have terrorized our road.†They staked out the intersection in front of their house and attacked anyone who ventured by: pedestrians, cyclists, even motorists. I gave up walking in their direction unless I was feeling particularly brave. Armed with a long stick to keep them at bay, I learned never to turn my back on them. That was the signal for an all-out attack. With necks and wings extended, honking furiously, they would fly up and try to bite as I ran screaming down the road.

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