Wednesday, 6 March 2013

could I tempt You?




You can tell spring is but a knat's crotchet away from Us.
The weather remains cold but there is hope in the air
The new warrens, and the Crackhead whores are banging out the eggs like there is no tomorrow, so much so, that a small mountain of eggs have grown in the kitchen like Richard Dreyfus's Devil's Tower in Close Encounters
I have had an idea though. From this week I will start to seek out village volunteer bakers for my OPEN ALLOTMENT DAY on the 1st of September and will offer them some free eggs in turn for providing me with some cakes and produce for the cake stall.
Ok it's all just bit of eggy blackmail
So locals beware of a scruffy bastard bearing gifts

36 comments:

  1. Wow, look at the beautiful eggs! My hens and ducks are still on strike. I hope spring comes soon.

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  2. Gorgeous eggs...each one a work of art.

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  4. Oops, sorry...bit of a typo going on in my last comment there! Are you going to do a series of dummy runs in the cake baking department though, John? Obviously the cakes would need to be tasted and approved....possibly several times over...before your Open Allotment Day!

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  5. I do sincerely hope you're not 'baring' your gifts. I'd rather you were just bearing them...

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  6. Wow, wish I lived near you, I'd gladly bake for you in exchange for eggs.

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  7. What beautiful eggs.
    I was just think, like @Kate, you would need to taste test.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. I'd do it but my cakes are shit :-)

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    1. You are on Hannah! I have already earmaked you for the tea tent!

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    2. Haha, okay. Adam said he'd help as well (if you want him to, of course!). He makes the best tea around!

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  9. I think I might start on a compilation of quirky expressions found in your writing. "Gnat's crotchet" is a good place to start. Also, all that talk of eggs and cakes has left my tummy rumbling.

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  10. You are shameless!
    Jane x

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  11. How lovely and I'd say go for it!

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  12. Oh... I'm drooling all over my laptop! There is NOTHING like an egg "fresh from the chicken"... those yolks stand up at attention! And SO orange. I knew a woman who put orange food coloring in her (homemade) noodles to make them look like they were made from fresh eggs. Now... that's deceitful!!!

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  13. Oh, custard pie! That uses lots of eggs.

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  14. I believe you may need a long haired white cat - mwah ha ha ha!

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  15. a good trade...I love the bowl of eggs--nice photo!
    just makes me want to whip up a pastry or two...... who lays blue eggs?

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    1. I have two Aracunas who lay blue eggs

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  16. I'll acknowledge spring when I get warm. Beautiful eggs, however.

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  17. Sounds like a good plan John.

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  18. Now i wish i was your neighbor, glad you felling better and your well taken care of chicks are rewarding you with lots of eggs.
    Sue.M

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  19. Those eggs look suspiciously like the ones from my friends who live in Cardigan, Wales. No, not their eggs, their chicken's eggs.

    Thank you for a fowl posting.

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  20. My 6 hens are kicking my arse with eggs, now.

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  21. Do you know how lucky you are to have fresh laid eggs? Must be great.

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  22. Just the phrase "eggy blackmail" made me laugh

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  23. What a great idea! That's egg-xactly what you should do.

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  24. If you got a permanent marker you could draw a little John Gray face on each egg then everybody would want your eggs. They'd come from far and wide - even from Rhyl where protein, like physical beauty, is in short supply

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  25. Nice eggs; nice bowl. My 3 are back to ONE a day, but you give me hope.

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  26. Sounds like a good idea to me !

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  27. Wow, not bad for crackheads! I bet they taste great.

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  28. Won't have have gone off by then?

    LLX

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  29. You could make your own Scotch eggs with that surplus. ;) Sorry, I couldn't resist teasing you. They were not that difficult to make. Still love the blog, keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks for saying that x

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  30. Eggsallant John just eggsallant !

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