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Swallowtail Hill’s Chip Shop Chicks

Deep Fat Frying day is becoming almost as traditional as Christmas at Swallowtail Hill.  The deep fat fryer is the one kitchen gadget that doesn’t get used very often a) because it would be exceptionally bad for our health and b) because I hate the job of cleaning it, but we allow the use of […]

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By Sarah
January 5th, 2012
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Bee Keeping: Lesson One

We nearly caused a major diplomatic incident last week. For a moment, a vision of helicopters overhead spewing Kevlar clad SAS troopers down ropes to secure the farm flashed across my mind. This brief moment of terror was triggered when Sarah and our friend Liz (who, as a matter of complete irrelevance, is the person […]

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By Christopher
February 12th, 2011
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Pig Wreckage

I am extremely angry with Hilary and Smiler. We’ve been more than generous to them and they have the run of the orchard since we understood that Kune Kune’s were grazers not rooters. I am afraid to say that I think they might be mixed race since they’ve started to destroy the orchard by grubbing […]

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The Fall-Over Twins

I continue to be frustrated at the lack of a nick-name since everyone else round here has one. They are largely invented by the Paine Twins. I have asked them several times if I could have one but so far they’ve been unable to come up with anything other than ‘Sir Christopher’ which is merely […]

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By Christopher
March 24th, 2010
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New Career?

My modelling career starts here.  Having had my hair cut today I have been roped in to model for the salon’s charity hair and make up show next month.  Sarah – my hairdresser – has promised me that I won’t be in the ‘old lady section’ and I think I trust her.  Post hair cut […]

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By Sarah
March 10th, 2010
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