We live in a tree-lined street that has a park at the end and I work from home, so whenever council workers come and trim the trees and chip them, I get the chippings to use as mulch. It hasn’t been much of an issue this year, as we have had a lot of rain in Melbourne, but normally it does save a lot of water.
Although this cartoon is based on a previous true story, I read this in SeattlePI.com just this week(!):
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities at Bangkok’s international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were headed for Dubai.
When authorities opened the suitcases, the animals yawned, said Steven Galster, director of FREELAND, who was present during the bust. There were two leopards, two panthers, an Asiatic black bear and two macaque monkeys — all about the size of puppies.
We were supposed to be having smart meters installed here in Melbourne, but nothing seems to have happened in the year since we got the letter.