Listening to a good story is one of life’s simple pleasures. So sit back, relax, get a cuppa, and have a listen.
Note: All of these podcasts were recorded back when I used to call CJ by his blog pseudonym, ‘Rick’. So don’t let the references to ‘Rick’ confuse you. That’s really CJ! (Read about his name change here.)
Radio NZ interview
Moon over Martinborough interview (24:35)
A visit to our Martinborough olive grove to see how ‘Rick’ and I are faring with our trees.
Bonus audio: Henry and Francoise (3:09)
Chicken heartbreak. The story of the late blooming love of Old Man Henry and Francoise the Aracauna.
Download MP3 stories
These stories are retellings of various blog posts.
Lucy Part 1: Rick wants a pig (7:42)
When ‘Rick’ decides he wants a pet kunekune pig, I try to change his mind.
Lucy Part 2: Bringing the old lady home (8:35)
‘Rick’ and I go with our friends Leelee and the Wolf to pick up our new pet pig.
Carrot cake everyone wants (8:19)
The locals gang up on us, but ‘Rick’ refuses to share the recipe.
Getting intimate with a cast sheep (8:22)
The stock agent teaches me how to magically cure a sick seep.
Race to beat the frost (8:20)
When the olives aren’t ripening, we risk losing the entire crop to frost.
Buying firewood is a sin (7:40)
‘Rick’ and I are shamed into gathering firewood.
A tractor named Sunshine (11:06)
‘Rick’ borrows our neighbor’s tractor to mow the olive grove.
The gay Americans meet the neighbors (11:33)
On our first night in our new house we join the neighbors for a ‘barbie.’
The sweet taste of chicken feed (8:01)
A new, chicken-feed addicted sheep arrives on the olive farm.
Old Man Henry & the chook house race wars (10:11)
Our geriatric rooster brings peace to the chicken coop.
Yurts and magic underwear (8:27)
A country dinner party with a hilarious cast of visiting characters.
The triumph of Evil Cow (9:43)
A malicious cow plans revenge on ‘Rick’.
The day the water stopped (7:43)
When a city friend visits, ‘Rick’ and I rely on a good neighbor.