Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

I Need to Hatch an Egg Protection Plan. It's No Yolk!

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

I Need to Hatch an Egg Protection Plan. It's No Yolk!

Article excerpt

ISN'T anything sacred any more?

It is enough to drive a man to drink. Not that I am advocating drink-driving, mind you.

It's just that enough is enough!

First the tomatoes, then the passionfruit - and now the bloody eggs. They are disappearing.

Am I dealing with some sort of "passatomatoeggatarian" that is feasting on the McMahon produce?

I pondered that question over a few tallies (not the story types) and, by the end, I couldn't remember what I was pondering about.

Anyhow, I swear blind (that usually takes six) that there were six eggs in the harem on dusk.

Alighting with a torch at 4am, they were gone.

Where? That's what I want to know.

Passionfruit adjoin the harem (old boilers, sorry, chook house) and I blame the cockies for that.

What? Ravaging the passionfruit.

Cockatoos. You just can't trust them.

The tomatoes: I blame the crows or those do-good 12 Apostle birds for ruining them.

Stone the crows: I would, don't worry, if I could but you can't. …

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