Changes through the years – Part 2

January 6, 2009


Wagon wheel at Kilcowera Station
Wagon wheel at Kilcowera Station


We raised a clutch of chickens under that old stove too, about a dozen eggs sat underneath in the warmth and we turned them every couple of hours, 24 hours a day.  I was so pleased that we had managed to make more chooks without having to buy them!  Except it turned out that 80% were roosters.  One thing led to another and I then learned how to chop roosters heads off and pluck them.  I found it wasn’t too gruesome if you didn’t think too hard about what you were doing and did the job quickly.  And they did taste good!


Our little chickens, raised under the old wood stove at Kilcowera Station


I had a gas iron that just got hotter and hotter.  After burning several shirts it seemed to me that the work clothes did not need ironing, the good trousers got folded just so and put between the mattress and the base of the bed until one needed them and shirts – if you hung them up straight off the line they looked good enough to wear for me. So that was one hated job off my list.


To be continued………

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