Since the Welsumer hens (on the croft) got 50Mbps internet access via their own wi-fi router ‡, I presume that they must have read the BBC News website like us. Yesterday, there was piece on the website about the recommendations of a scientific panel for a diet that is good for health and good for the environment – that is, a sustainable diet. Meat – red meat in particular – is almost wiped off the menu, and white meat gets a reprieve. What surprised J and I, though, was that the egg ration was to be, in effect, just one quarter of an egg per day, per person. Our poor Welsumers must be horrified at this : what will it mean for them? After convening the council of cockerels, they resolved to demonstrate their solidarity with the predicament of mankind, and by extension, all the natural world. This morning, the Welsumers presented J with their prototype for The Planetary Health Diet Egg!
‡ J > Yes, it’s true! When I installed electricity to the henhouse, for lighting and occasional power needs, I installed also, within the the electrical enclosure, a wireless router. The primary purpose is to extend wi-fi across all of the lower croft : there’s no mobile signal, so this is how to stay connected when I’m working on the croft. Because the broadband at the croft is via fibre optic cable, which is not available at the walled garden, the hens have better internet service than we have!