Tag Archives: Chickens

Double story fun: Radio NZ storytelling

Relax and listen to a story or two. Check out the most recent two episodes of ‘Moon Over Martinborough’ on Radio NZ.

Part 7: CJ wants a pet pig (6:14)
CJ announces that he wants a pet pig, and I absolutely refuse. Of course CJ prattles on about the pig for some time, and I finally give in.

Part 8: Old Man Henry fades (5:20)
Our geriatric rooster starts laying on our hen’s eggs, and I know something’s wrong.

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The making of the book trailer

Moon Over Martinborough by Jared GulianSometimes the right people land on your front door at just the right time. That’s what happened when I was thinking about a book trailer and two fabulous HelpX volunteers  came to stay with us: Emilie and Jeremie.

I didn’t realize right away just how kind the universe was being.

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Old Man Henry and the chook house race wars

Red rooster against a blue wallOld Man Henry is our geriatric rooster. He is mangy and decrepit. The feathers on his head are just quill stubble. He’s half blind, bow-legged, and he pauses strangely after every step. On certain misty mornings, when the light is right, he looks as though he’s stepped out of some twisted chicken fancier’s version of Dawn of the Dead.

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