Woodlouse Industries – Locally Sourced Timber Products

So, why would anyone name their business after a small, scuttling arthropod? If you work with trees or firewood, or if you have a damp corner where you ‘store’ handy pieces of wood, then you’ll be more than familiar with disturbing dozens of woodlice every time you move.

I suppose that the answer is firstly, that I applaud their resilience and their ability to live on scraps of timber and dust- they are the ultimate plucky woodland ‘bottom feeder’ in many ways. Secondly, it’s a little salute to my almost constant companions, and a minor apology for disturbing them so often as they go about their usual business.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlouse

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