Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Value of a 'Bunny Boiler'.
Living in a big rambling farmhouse in the countryside, and taking pleasure from a three acre informal garden brings with its own problems. Two of these are the terrifying cost of heating the house, and the depredations of a ever growing rabbit population. A solution could be at hand. The practical citizens of Stockholm have found a way of dealing with both problems. Each year, they kill thousands of wild rabbits that eat the plants in Stockholm's public parks, and use the bodies as fuel to heat houses in the Karsloga region of central Sweden. This innovative approach to recycling and pest control is reported in today's Telegraph. A case of killing two problems with one stove. I've often heard the term 'bunny boiler' used, but I'm not sure what it means. I have a feeling that its an uncomplimentary reference to a type of woman. Perhaps someone can tell me what it is - apart from a heating appliance in Sweden. I wonder if it takes grey squirrels as well.