% The BitterSweet Life Follow
Interviewed a little girl this morning that feeds crows and they bring her gifts in return.
Here's her collection.
i wish birds brought ME presents
No, but think about this.
The crows she feeds obviously have their own little lives. They go about their business, and they spot "pretty thing* or / unique thing/ in question. What gets me is that the "first* thing on their minds as recipient of this thing is the little girl that feeds them.
They spot a thing, and immediately must think, "that nice girl with delicious foodstuffs must have this to show my gratitude."
When we had an apple tree in our yard, we noticed some apples go missing. We also noticed corn cobs nearby. We thought a neighbor had been trying to throw them to our horses
(farmers were growing corn a couple houses over) and missed the field.
Fact: crows were leaving them behind in exchange for taking apples.
CROWS HAVE A SENSE OF ECONOMY AND THE BARTER SYSTEM.