Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Not walking the dog........

...........walking the chooks !! I've been looking through a box of old photographs (doesn't every house have one?) and came across these taken in the late 80's when Popeye (aka Willi) on the left, used to work in the outback. The trip usually took 2 or 3 days, and when they wanted to take some chickens so they would be guaranteed fresh eggs for breakfast this is how they did it. Chooks were transported in a cage but had to be let out for a "comfort stop" Outback Australia is BIG and they had to devise a method to "contain" them because, of course, they would be lost forever with no hope to catch them again. Look closely and see, they each have a piece of bale twine around one of their legs.
Anyway they all arrived safely, in good nick and as far as I know supplied an egg or two each day. Good to have a chuckle at some old photos. Willi actually still had some hair !!
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