We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A long time ago, in another place, we used to put our tree in the garden and hang old soup bones (they liked to pick out the marrow) and other treets for the birds on it. I tried this last year in the city where we live now and woke up to find it picked clean courtesy of our local over-fed Norway rats.
I like your idea better.