Rebecca forwarded me a note from one of her students. It went like this:
I just read your mum's blog. I think she should befriend the crows. She might start by making them an omelet. I've never done this, but I've read they like egg yoke, and with some cheddar mixed in there it might be a real hit. Or she could just give them small bits of cheddar. My crows don't get cheddar often because I can't afford it, but the few times they've had it they LOVE it. And I bet your mum's crows would like peanuts. Peanuts are the main treats I give my crow friends.
Crows are lovely creatures and if you establish a trusting and friendly relationship with them they will give you their good consideration. Plus, of course they will go for the compost since they are hungry and it's winter, so hard times for finding food. If your mum gives them other, better stuff so that they can fill up on that, they might be less interested in the compost.So, I am back in Calgary now and unable to test out these theories about the best ways to deal justly with crows. Glen tells me that the compost dirt I get in the spring is black gold -- so good for my garden, When he cups his hands and picks some of it up and offers it to me, it is like a treasure. He makes me want more compost. My reader reminds me that sharing isn't all that bad an idea since all of us in the universe are interconnected.