Why we won’t be having children for a while…

Natalie discretely studied a fallen leaf…

Damian Clarke
Nov 27 · 1 min read

It had rained.

Profoundly!

We were showing my friend Natalie the Christian Radio Star [she’s gone on to bigger and better things] around the house before wandering down the road for some lunch.

We squelched across the muddy lawn towards the Eglu.

“This is Basil, and Sybil,” Mrs Albion said, motioning towards the — well… hens don’t look good when they are wet .

Sybil was an asterisk with a beak

A wet hen — they really do look like an asterisk with a beak, on a stick. They also look angry and startled.
A wet hen — they really do look like an asterisk with a beak, on a stick. They also look angry and startled.
An asterisk with a beak. (Photo courtesy of Glen Chilton. Ornithologist. Adventurer. Nature lover.

“Oh my God Dazzy — they have totally run out of food!”

Natalie discretely studied a fallen leaf while I grabbed their food pot and hurried inside.


© Damian Clarke, 2019. Original post first published on the Our Albion blog, 27 November 2006.

Our Albion

he story of a guy with a hammer, some nails and an old house to use them on.

Damian Clarke

Written by

I’m a writer and publisher working in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. I specialise in finance, technology, insurance, property, medicine and sustainability.

Our Albion

he story of a guy with a hammer, some nails and an old house to use them on.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade