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Eider Farming

A warm feather quilt comes from a relationship between an Eider farmer and the Eider ducks. Each neck is marked and protected.

Langanes

Fishers offshore are, perhaps, not so protected.

Note the flagged nest in the upper right.

Harvest is not always a killing. It can be the taking of surplus feathers after nesting, in return for protection from foxes.

These are simple and complex things. To learn them, go to the far North. It is a tenuous economy, but a proud one, which is more than can be said of most.