Hello! Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!
This last one was hosted several days ago but I have been preoccupied with a lot of living, working, and praying and was unable to.
Work has been a journey. I would like to discuss it, but they get mighty uncomfortable if you do.
Home has been welcome and enjoyable. Tomorrow, I plan on firing pottery made from a mix of Fountain and Beaver Creek clay in my back yard.
I have been mostly unsuccessful in the artistic part and just as successful in the firing, but I will try again!
Most of what you see here will not be around later. I suppose practice makes perfect.
Other things do not last long either. I lost another duck somehow. I have no clue where she went. I have searched every inch of my property for her and she is gone. It is a shame. I am fond of each and every one of them.
In fact, I am even fond of this one. She bites when she is sitting eggs and isn’t afraid of anything. I had to put a cloth over this one to get her to bed without getting beaked.
It seems like I just wrote about one of her sisters with the same demeanor. Her leg never did heal right after starting a fight with the husky next door.
It takes a lot of muster to bite the hand that feeds you to protect eggs, or challenge a carnivore for that matter; They are unwavering behavior in the face of certain death.
I think that makes my ducks functional psychopaths in some definitions.
To paraphrase an NPR article I just read on the topic, a book is referred to; The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success,
In their book, Andy Mcnab and Kevin Dutton have a checklist.
Their checklist of psychopathic traits includes: charisma, charm, coolness under pressure, fearlessness, focus, impulsivity, lack of conscience, mental toughness, reduced empathy and ruthlessness.
Quoting Kevin, he states,
“None of these characteristics are inherently bad in themselves. When they become dysfunctional is when they are deployed inflexibly in the wrong contexts.”
I have not fully considered that I am raising a batch of psychopaths in my backyard, but it would explain a lot as they exhibit most of these qualities.
Take for instance, this stare, days before ölümün ağzından took on a husky by building a nest right next to two medium-large sized dogs.
Fortunately, there was chain link or she would be in a different way.
I not so secretly admire these birds, but they fade so fast when they go adventuring.
Well, I started writing this on Friday night and it is bright and early here at Willow Manor. Wish me well on the firing!