I am entering @greenacrehome's 50 SBD contest on behalf of The Muscovy Brothers (and their slightly shady manager Greylag).
The Muscovy Brothers have been in the entertainment business for over 25 years, first in music hall variety and then in standup comedy.
In the wildfowl and poultry world they were something of a household name, often playing such great venues as Birmingham Quackadrome and Quacktown Pier.
They even made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Bird Talent but quit due to ‘artistic differences’ with Simon Cowell.
They are now, let’s say, in the autumn of their career. Their manager Greylag still assures them though that the next big gig is just around the corner. He’s just waiting for a call back from one of his contacts in television.
They moved to stay on our Porcine Estate about six months ago. Initially we put them up in the Old Pig House but we did tell them that the area was due for redevelopment. We moved them to new shared accommodation in a modern gated community called Poultry Pastures. It is very light and airy and even has its own swimming pool.
But they are not happy. They are demanding a new purpose Duck House. I’ve explained we don’t have the funds at the moment. They have assured me it would only cost $50.
It’s probably best if I let them tell you themselves what they want.
Sorry I just realised you may not speak Duck so I’d better translate.
[Groucho] When we moved here we were promised top notch accommodation suitable for ducks of our celebrity status.
We wanted a bedroom each, a nice living room, a kitchen with all the mod-cons...
[Harpo] And what about the pool?
Greylag definitely said we were getting a nice heated swimming pool to relax in and ruffle our feathers. Hey Greylag, what's the deal? You scammed us again? You not been paying the rent?
[Greylag] Guys, guys, just calm down. I'm going to sort this, okay?
You've got a pool look there. I know it's not indoors, but with this beautiful weather we get here in Wales who would want to be cooped up inside. You're not chickens are you?
Look at this beautiful pool. It just needs a bit of freshening up and it will be the best.
And your new place, you've got to admit, is it nice and light and airy. I did you alright didn't I?
[Chico] What about the broads? Just look at those hens they've got really nice places. In fact they've got two to choose from.
But they don't let us in. They say our web feet mess up the floor. They can go peck themselves.
I just want a good solid house for the winter that we can call our own.
[Groucho] Guys, guys, guys. I've got this covered.
I've made plans. We can do this. I know our landlord @pennsif says he got no budget left for a new place for us. But I've heard there's a really generous guy called @greenacrehome steeming into town and he's offering $50 to someone he thinks smart enough to make improvements to their home.
Look I've costed it up. With 50 bucks and the pallets and plywood left over from when they demolished our old Pig House we can have a really great place for the winter.
They'd be quackers not to go for this.
Hey, I know I can't draw well. I'm a duck. It's not easy holding a pen with web feet.
Duck Soup anyone?
[all images taken by @pennsif]
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