Well, in the progress terms - trying to put the key code hasn't worked - yes, it is geniune, and thus I conclude some kind of hard-drive error. I can still access everything in safe mode. I just can't easily work in it, as it doesn't support the word processor drivers. Writing Data is all backed up, but of course there is a lot of other stuff - pictures, e-mails in my case, as I don't allow games on my machine. Anyway, new HD with windows installed is now en route to Flinders. Sitting ornamenting the PO is my new 18" bar and blade for the chainsaw, so we'll hopefully try that tomorrow. I'm going to resist trying it on the computer as that might be bad for the saw.
The weather continues fairly average. I'm getting to the stage of actually needing fish, and a little meat, so we need a let-up soon. Someone new to the island had said they'd like some wallaby and I shot two big bucks on friday. So they got one (gutted and skinned (but still intact and with the feet on.) I gather rather dismayed :-) The other really big one went for dog-tucker, as they're not best for people food at that stage.
I've got a very small tomato on one one of my plants. The other plants in the containers seem to be suffering from some lack, and not growing very fast. The old horse manure may be running out. I will add some chicken to it soon! I also detected the first artichoke of the season developing, and we're get a few asparagus.
We had a great barbeque up at Norman's place, and I drank far more wine than I
normally get through, and actually agreed to try shooting a clay pigeon. How do you cook them?