Thursday, January 30, 2014


As I've been hinting recently we are considering a tree change. I think I mentioned the verandah, rolling paddocks and cups of tea? Well, we are having so much fun with 'the girls' (despite the fact that we haven't even had one egg since Mr TBT hired the jackhammer) that George suggested that we become 'egg farmers'. Now that is a suggestion. Even having the audio recording of Fantastic Mr Fox on repeat all school holidays hasn't put me of. (Seriously, we just had to start reading the book tonight cos we simply hadn't had enough Roald Dahl for the last 6 weeks. The big kids recited the first 4 pages word for word before I even had the chance to open the cover).  
Back to the chicken farming. With so much Fantastic Mr Fox you would think the character Boggis would have put me off the idea. 
Boggis was a chicken farmer. He kept thousands of chickens. He was enormously fat. This was because he ate three boiled chickens smothered with dumplings every day for breakfast, lunch and supper. 
S'pose it's better than Bean...
Bean was a turkey-and-apple farmer. He kept thousands of turkeys in an orchard full of trees. He never ate any food at all. Instead he drank gallons of strong cider which he made from the apples in his orchard. He was thin as a pencil and the cleverest of them all. 
On one of our recent trips to Spotlight Ingrid saw a man matching this description and promptly said {shouted} "mummy- that man looks like Bean. You know, the one from Fantastic Mr Fox who smells like cider and picks his nose!!"
Obviously it was one of the few hot days we've had this summer and of course all the windows were down. Oh well, it's nice to have some sunshine...

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