Category Archives: Animals

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.

Related links

Getting intimate with a cast sheep

Sheep in front of the olive grove“There’s a sheep down in your paddock,” our neighbor Jim said over the phone. He’d been working along the fenceline when he saw the sheep. “It looks pretty sick,” he said.

I immediately called Hamish. The sheep belong to him.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading