Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What's in My Basket?

Eggs!  Two of them!

Usually not such an excitement, but the hens have not laid for over a month!  Usually there is a slowing down of egg production in the fall, but I have never had all the hens stop producing at the same time.

This past week I have given them more light by putting a lightbulb into the hen house and turning it on in the morning and off at about 8pm.  Obviously it has helped!  Yeah! Fresh eggs!  (I can't tell you how embarrassing it is to have to actually purchase eggs)


bbarna said...

Considering how cold it was last week, what a bonus! I haven't been able to convinced my husband that we need some chickens- now that we can have 4 in town....

Carpe Diem said...

Did the city bylaws change to allow chickens now? It used to be you had to have over 1/2 acre within city limits. I must have missed that.

bbarna said...

I can't remember where I saw it-maybe the newspaper, but now do you think I can find it on the City of PG website...Oh well, hubby is not enthused about the idea anyway.

http://whitsblog.com said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun getting eggs hahah!

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Good morning

My name is Chris and I am contacting you as a representative of the East Lancashire Railway in Bury. We would like to discuss our upcoming 1940s Weekend with you. I have included details below but if you would like to know more and if you would like to attend contact me and we can arrange some free tickets.

You can reach me on marketing.assistant@east-lancs-rly.co.uk.

Steam Back in Time with East Lancashire Railway for their 1940s Weekend

NEWS IN BRIEF: The East Lancashire Railway see’s the return of their award winning 1940s Weekend on 24th – 26th May. The popular event is back bigger and better than ever before with an array of activities for all the family including; vintage fun fair, wartime workshops, fabulous forties entertainment, line quiz as well as popular battle re-enactments. Visit www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk to purchase your event tickets and receive your free souvenir 1940s Weekend brochure. Day tickets are available for adults at £18.00. Other event ticket types are available.


It’s full steam ahead for the East Lancashire Railway’s annual 1940s event on the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend. Hosted by the North West’s premier railway, the award winning three day event, which welcomes over 5,000 visitors, has expanded its array of attractions for its sixteenth year.

One of the highlights of the event will be the action packed re-enactments with three different battles scheduled throughout the course of the weekend as well as short pop-up scenes around the line.

This year’s event sees the introduction of more family attractions with Heywood Station hosting a fantastic vintage fairground as well as fun for all ages Wartime Workshops. Fancy yourself as Poirot? Both adults and children can take part in our Ration Card Quiz, find the clues up the line for a chance to win a family ticket to a Day Out with Thomas event or a luxury dining experience for two.

The weekend would not be complete without a taster of some of the fantastic entertainment from the era as esteemed vintage performers Paul Harper, Jane Francis, Katie Mustang and Maria Manchester entertain the crowds with some forties favourites. Visitors can also choose to jive or lindyhop till their heart’s content at the array of daytime and evening dances.

The railway’s vintage Pullman style dining carriages will be serving afternoon teas on Saturday and Sunday with other refreshments available at the two award winning pubs and buffet for the entire three days.

More attractions include, vintage and military stalls, military vehicle and classic car displays, childrens craft activities, military parade and brass band.

Visit www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk to purchase your event tickets and receive your free souvenir 1940s Weekend brochure. Day tickets are available for adults at £18.00. Other event ticket types are available.

Many thanks, hope to hear from you soon.


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odiie said...

Isn't exciting to find those eggs. My young hens started laying about 3 weeks ago, even with the short days we have. Now the trick is finding the eggs before they freeze.

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