Friday, 17 March 2017
Wind in the Willows
Meet Mole, aka der Maulwurf.
Or at least this is his home. Despite Bear's best sniffing he cannot get Mole to come out.
You will notice this in the background of many of the photos. It is ubiquitous in this area.
I have not yet worked out the attitude of the farmers to it.
Georg does not like it as it interferes with the grass available. And he also mentioned something about the water table that I did not grasp.
**On another animal note. The foxes here are not a threat to the sheep but their crows are considered dangerous threats.
Again, I am not certain if this is not related to their animal husbandry. As soon as (if not before) a sheep lambs she is taken into the barn. That is why Georg has his trailer. He will put either a ewe and her lamb or a ewe near lambing into it and bring her to the barn.
He will do this even in the summer when we are in the Schwabischen Alpen.