We had the mobile tower - where we get our internet signal from here, beyond the black stump - go down yesterday after our wild disappation - killing and cleaning a small piggy, and then Scottish dancing. I am planning on doing a roast sucking pig (my neighbor had an excess of piglets.), which will be a challenge for me, and my oven. Today's adventures did not iclude more work on the shed roof as the wind was howling like a demented banshee. Instead I followed up on quilly's garlic bulbil advice and planted 4 rows of them as well as carrots, beets, broccoli and parsnips. I also put the firs 20 cloves of garlic in... I know it is late for brocolli etc. the trouble is I hate rooting out the tomatoes while they're stll bearing.
I finished going through THE FORLORN - the first book I had published back in 1999 - which was something I had submitted to Baen in 1997, and had finished a couple of years earlier and tried all manner of UK publishers. I'm not generally very polite aboutthe publishing industry, but the US industry is a lot nicer mannered and behaved than the UK. I only started with the UK because in South Africa that was where most of our books (even by US writers) came from, and I didn't know any better - no internet, no idea of the world I was trying to get into. The rights to the Forlrn have now reverted to me, and it is odd reading something by a much younger and very different person. I almost feel I knew the author.
Tomorrow Barbs is going to try her hand at pottery. I think I'll stick to chainsaw art of the cut wood kind.