Seasonal Almanac

Limit of heat: heaven and earth turn strict (1 of 5)

February 25th, 2009

Limit of heat 6 of 15Redmond has been researching chickens and decided on the White Leghorn and Australorp varieties. We stopped by Woonona Petfood and Produce on the way home this afternoon to enquire about ordering the birds. The shop is a big warehouse with everything you would ever need for any pets you might have.

At the entrance next to an amusing life-size plastic horse there were two cages, one with rabbits and the other geniue pigs. Atop one cage sat an old cat. I said hello to the cat and gave her a scratch behind the ears. She tossed her head back and poised to scatch her head with her hind leg. I then saw where her leg should be was just fur. The three-legged cat seemed unconcerned with the attention I was giving her and dozed off to sleep.

2 Responses to “Limit of heat: heaven and earth turn strict (1 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Petersham
    February 28th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    ooh, white leghorn and australobe. does the australobe have anything to do with australia? what are the characteristics of these chickentypes? and what does the japanese exchange student make of all this rural researching?

  2. 2 jolaw
    February 28th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Redmond will have to answer your queries about the white leghorn and the australobe (although I have heard that the australobe is bred for Australian conditions – recommended by Wayne from down the road). Japanese exchange student, Erina-san, does not seem surprised or shocked by any of these activities (including the 20 railway sleepers in the driveway). Her grandparents are farmers in Saitama and as a result her family gets new season rice every Autumn.