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Day 14: Clock

The Dillards did a song called “What’s Time to a Hog?” which seems appropriate here.

Yeah, it’s digital. Which sucks, but there was no way I intended to draw a clock face in perspective. Too much like hard work.

Stupid ellipses.

October 14, 2018 — 8:00 pm
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Day 13: guarded

But not guarded well enough, alas!

October 13, 2018 — 9:00 pm
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Day 11: cruel

The pecking order is real, y’all. And the dominant chicken always rears up and pecks down at her subordinate, thusly.

October 11, 2018 — 9:02 pm
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Day 10: flowing

That there is a Poland cockerel. Or a Polish rooster. Same thing, different languages. I want one of these beasties in the worst way.

I bought six ‘fertilized’ eggs this year that should have included at least one Poland and stuck ’em under a broody hen. All six: duds.

October 10, 2018 — 7:24 pm
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Day 8: Star

In meetings of various kinds all day. I hope I don’t need Tuesday the 9th in my diary.

Chickens, of course, can’t wish on a star. The moment you turn out the lights — bang! — down they go.

October 8, 2018 — 8:29 pm
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Day 7: Exhausted

Hope you’re having a lovely, restful Sunday. Watchin’ a little news, enjoyin’ a bit of salt.

October 7, 2018 — 7:24 pm
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Day 6: Drooling

Chickens don’t actually drool, I don’t think. They drink by gravity assist, though, which is potentially messy.

They sneeze. In fact, they’re prone to diseases of sneezing.

The experts will tell you they do not fart, on account of their digestive systems don’t work like that. I’m here to tell you that the experts are wrong.

A Saturday post? That’s unpossible!

October 6, 2018 — 8:07 pm
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Day 5: Chicken

Seriously. Day 5 is chicken.

I don’t even.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

October 5, 2018 — 7:00 pm
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It’s Inktober!

Inktober has snuck up on me once again — here’s your annual chance to watch me fail quickly and in realtime! I think I made it three days last year.

I don’t take directions well.

The prompt for Day 1 is “poisonous”. It’s a cinch I can’t use the official prompt list if I want to stick to a chicken theme throughout, though. For example, the prompt for Day 12 is “whale”.

I await your preposterous suggestions.

October 1, 2018 — 9:06 pm
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…and finally…

We were out late tonight, so I shall fob you off with one last picture of our inglenook: the old bread oven.

It’s in the upper right corner of the inglenook. One of these days, I’ll have to put a camera on a pole and get some proper pics of the interior. You can’t quite make it out, but it’s a sort of beehive shape on the inside.

The way it worked, you’d shovel hot coals in to warm it up, then brush them to the sides and put your loaves in middle and shut the door until they baked. I see no evidence of hinges, so the door was probably just a wooden shutter sort of thing.

Note the bottom right bricks have crumbled away, we suspect where the wooden paddle (called a peel) was inserted to move the loaves.

Thus ends a week of sperging about my inglenook. Good weekend, all!

September 28, 2018 — 9:33 pm
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