My sister Julie always regards Registered Mail as bad news, and this time round she was right.
"You have seven days to remove the roosters from your property," said the official letter. And by the way, here's a $240 fine for having them in the first place.
This marks a turning point in Julie's life. The last few years, suburbia has grown all around her little farm, and now the full might of the Environmental Health department has come down on her.
What will she do with thirty roosters? Kill them? Release them in the country? Give them away? Sell them?
I don't know.
Stay tuned for more news.