Category Archives: Fables

The fable of the porcupine and the cows

Communication is important; nobody disputes that.  Miscommunication can be as a result of differences in use of language, imprecise use of language, contextual or cultural misunderstandings, interpretation based on false information, hearing impairments, or simply not listening.  Interpretation based on … Continue reading

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The fable of the cabbage moth and the desperate cabbages

As everyone knows who has ever grown cabbage or any other member of the cabbage family, cabbage worms will find you.  How do they do that??  There were no cabbages there before we planted them; there are no cabbages anywhere to be … Continue reading

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The fable of the Kleenex and the mouse

When my husband says, “I’m going out to check my trapline,” I know what he means.  He’s going out to his car to check the mousetraps he has set.  Like countless others, my husband’s car became the nesting ground of … Continue reading

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The fable of the fox and the ducks

One year during our time on our farm, one of our neighbours acquired 4 white ducks. Whether for pets or meat I’m not sure.  They were kept in an enclosure behind the neighbour’s house, at the end of his driveway.  … Continue reading

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