Seasonal Almanac

Limit of heat: rice ripens (3 of 5)

March 4th, 2009

Limit of heat 13 of 15The chickens arrived and we picked them up from Woonona Petfoods and Produce this afternoon. Farmer Red bought a feeder, a water container, and 5kg of feed (which the petshop man said should last about a month) for our new friends.

The chicken tractor has not yet arrived so Redmond made a temporarily home for the birds using the back verdana verandah table, chicken wire, some windows and door fly screens, and some rocks. He also gave them an old lawn-mower catcher, which they love. I think we need names for our new feathered friends.

4 Responses to “Limit of heat: rice ripens (3 of 5)”

  1. 1 lizzie
    March 6th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    You have just invented a hilarious new kind of “typo” = when someone with an overactive interest in typography accidentally inserts the name of a font in place of an ordinary word. See: Verdana for Verandah.

    And meanwhile… i’m sooooo excited about the chooks!

  2. 2 jolaw
    March 6th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Yes, one of those ‘fingers faster than brain’ situation… My fingers are also fond of typing ‘sue’ instead of ‘use’ (e.g. when suing Microsoft Word for when using Microsoft Word). Although the table is one of those tables with just straight edges and no embellishment whatsoever (like the sans-serif font), if verdana was a table, it would probably look like that. (Since you pointed out the typo, I had to change it – sorry.)

    More news on the chooks later soon! Meanwhile, we are still after some entries into the ‘Solution to sleepers’ problem’ competition. This block in Asquith Street is turning into a regular farm!

  3. 3 Lucas in Petersham
    March 7th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    speaking of typos… i hope that your new chooks spend at least SOME time as your feathered friends before they become feathered “frieds”. (will you eat ’em? and how long do they get in paradise before the axe falls?)

  4. 4 jolaw
    March 7th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Are you guys some kind of editors? 🙂

    What do you mean eating them? We are not eating them! They are our new friends and now part of the household (along with the worms and Stumpy – the bob-tail lizard). We got them for eggs but they are only about 12 weeks old and won’t lay for another 10 weeks. They’ve moved into their new house today – see March 7’s post.