Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The new chooks
A not very good picture of the new chooks inspecting the local decor. They've settled in quickly (laying 2 eggs en route to us) eating drinking and scratching up the dirt much better. I took them a box full of woodlice (isopods) and they partied - going absolutely moggy (chooky?) chasing and pecking. It seems things like this are a big treat. So far they're very good-natured and easy - the antithesis of Mrs Black who can be seen sulking here. I've seen her drink and eat, but she's not a happy chook.
We had a bit of stripey trumpeter (or typey strumpeter?)--a gift--for our tea. It's a good fish, but I am not sure it's better than many others. Of course it had been frozen and I didn't catch it.
On other news 'the cheque is in the post' actually arrived... a cheque for a short story in Vampire spoof anthology 'FANGS FOR THE MAMMARIES' which got sent to South Africa, sent back to the US, re-issued, sent to New Zealand, and then finally, here. About 2 and half years... So: just once in a while it is true. The exchange rate between posting and now cost me about 20% of the not very large value of the story, but hey, it got here.