• Polly Greeks' Blog: The new chooks on the block

    20 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Polly's brood gets clucky over new chooks.
    We need to discuss birds and bees - not in a reproductive sense; but gainfully, in terms of eggs and honey. “I've ordered two hives,” I began as a sweetener. We'd been planning to do this for years. “And we're getting a new flock of hens.”
    A pained expression crossed James' face. Our last chooks belonged to a breed called Marital Disharmony. Sinewy, eggless and conniving in their defecations, they wreaked havoc around gardens and citrus trees when I declared them free-ranging. Even though James had eventually eaten them, the revenge had been tough...
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