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Archive for October, 2012

Sacred Cows and The Calf Path —

Depending on which account you read, Mark Twain or a Commissioner of Education for the State of New York or Abbie Hoffman once said that sacred cows make the best hamburger. While a pithy soundbite like this is full of fun and easy to recall, it doesn’t have half the charm and depth of ‘The Calf […]

Dad, daughter and DIY —

What better way to start the day than a full farmhouse breakfast with eggs fresh from the chook house made by your daughter?  With an early season strawberry for a nose and a perky porky bacon smile, how could this fail to set me up for the day? Breakfast over, my penultimate day of annual […]

Home to roost —

There is nothing like having a good mate…other than having a good mate with a bloody big tractor!  Johnny turned up at our place around lunchtime and, for the price of a couple of filled rolls and a cup of tea, he helped us get the Palais de Poulet from the driveway into its intended […]

Henhouse and heritage —

Although I’m on leave this week, there is a lot that needs doing around the place. Guilt and the stern gaze of SWMBO has so far prevented me from just loafing on the couch with a book and I have been gainfully employed each day working through the ‘Honey, do!’ list. As mentioned last week, […]

Our Australian neighbours —

One of the first things that we noticed when we moved to our place was the little cup shaped nest on top of the security lights be the front door.  It turned out to be the home of a pair of Welcome swallows, who delight us with their arrivals and departures, swooping and diving over our frustrated […]

Another look at another life —

Flicking through my emails this morning, I came across one alerting me to a comment on my last post from my fellow blogger Ian McKenzie saying: ‘You have definitely come a long way from that flat, “a mere drunken banker’s stagger from Canary Wharf.” It looks great.’ The words struck a chord and, searching back, I was […]