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January 9, 2019

Knock it off

The year that I built my Wahkiacus retirement home at the edge of a remote and lovely forest, I was surprised to find the guts of a deer decorated with McDonalds cups, 22 tires dumped in the creek, and cows wandering freely, munching, tromping, and pooping in the stream. The next year I put up No Hunting/No Trespassing signs, built fencing, and installed cattle guards to keep the cows and the uninvited away from the stream and my landscaping. Not everyone appreciated my improvements. One neighbor gifted me with his own personal pile, topped with a handful of cute, fluffy toilet paper.

Since then I’ve started collecting the litter I find and making a year-end inventory. I co...

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