Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Whinging Pom



Bloody Hell my last post was all a bit Whinging was it not?

So much so that I have pulled myself out of my lethargy
by the proverbial bra straps
and have hit my lists running

A rambler has just stopped to buy a couple of goose eggs.
She wanted to paint them rather than eat them
Silly Mare

37 comments:

  1. Do you deliver eggs perchance?? not scotch eggs though hehe

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  2. CSW
    Just to the village......where are you
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  3. Maybe she will "blow" them and eat the contents before painting the shells.

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  4. Oh, nice display. Very blog-worthy. Never tried a goose egg.

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  5. Dad used to eat goose eggs but I've never tried them. Do they taste much different from hens eggs?

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    1. I was just going to ask the same thing, do they taste like chicken eggs ?
      What is the saying when you try to describe something "it tastes like chicken?"

      Love the photo today !

      cheers, parsnip

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    2. My mum says they make the best sponge cake. You'd have to work out the proportions as they're bigger than hens' eggs, but she's always right about these things, I have found.

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  6. if that is a recent photo, I say "yay, no snow!!!"

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  7. London - i really must make my way down someday

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    1. Email me your address and I will send you some
      jgsheffield@hotmail.com

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  8. Is it an honesty box John?

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  9. The 'E' of the 'Eggs' on the chalked sign looks so much like a pound sign. Very clever marketing. The punter thinks 'Pound' and then sees they are only 75p! Blimey, a bargain.

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    1. Btw. Having read your goosie post, I asked Marcia how she was getting on finding a female or two for my goose (who until I read your not so long ago post about sexing geese, thought was female). She said that they are only selling them in pairs and that they cost US$800. That is five hundred of your UK pounds. For a pair of Geese. The price of your eggs, especially if they are fertile, suddenly strikes me as incredible value for money. I see Coulda Shoulda Woulda has already asked if you delivier. Could you deliver to Angola?

      The return air fare on British Airways is about a thousand pounds. That's four eggs assuming they all hatch and grow up. So we need to put in a contingency, say a fisty percent failure rate valueing each egg now at only £125. So eight eggs to pay for the flight. Then there's your travelling expenses, visa fees etc., say another couple of eggs times by two in case some don't hatch. So we are looking at a dozen eggs now.

      Clearly, you need to earn something out of it for all your effort and I would not be interested unless I could earn something out of it as well for being dead brainy and identifying this unprecedented opportunity so we need to whack a few more eggs into the shipment.

      Marcia tells me that a standard egg tray holds thirty eggs. We've used a dozen to cover costs leaving us eighteen eggs at the reduced price of £125 a piece in case some don't hatch, a total of £2250, £1125 each for you and me. According to my calculations this means you would be selling your eggs instead of 75p each, but at £37.50 each AND helping to pay Dominic's school fees.

      I reckon this could be the start of a beautiful relationship...

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    2. Tee hee
      I will think about all this on night shift tonight.... No doubt it will boggle my mind.....
      If you have a broody hen..... I will send you a few!

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    3. Broody hen, hmmn. Would Marcia do? She is that broody I am sure if she sat on a golf ball it would hatch.

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  10. Said rambler will be painting the goose eggs golden, of course.

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  11. I had a goose egg once, one of the lovely old boys that's a regular at my local brought it in for me. Really tough shells compared to hens but yum! I found them richer, like duck eggs are. That's it on my pic. :-)
    Hopefully the rambler is blowing the contents out for eating prior to the painting.

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  12. i have eaten goose eggs and i also find them richer than chicken eggs. i just bought some gorgeous fresh arauncana eggs. i am sure i spelled that wrong! i live with lists. i love marking things off!

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  13. I take it you love blue eggs

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  14. A neighbor fixed a goose egg (sunny side up) for me when I was about 5 yr. old. It filled the plate. Impressive.

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  15. Haha, too funny. They would be pretty painted I suppose. Love your display there.

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  16. After reading your to do list I am left with a question none of my fellow chicken raisers can answer. I too worm my chickens as they are mostly free range (very large 1/2 acre pen but still fenced thanks to a plethora of free roaming neighborhood dogs) My question is do you eat your eggs after the worming or as I do discard them? I use ivermectin for "worms". For lice I just add diatomaceous earth in one of their self dug dusting pits.
    Also goose eggs do make wonderful pysanky. But we always blow them out and use the egg too. Makes the best egg noodles ever!
    Thanks,
    Sue

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    1. Sue I use flubenvet
      http://keeping-chickens.me.uk/what-to-keep-in-stock/flubenvet
      You don't have to stop eating the eggs WI this treatment

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  17. If you empty the shell, you can paint them.

    Beautiful eggs.

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  18. Goose eggs are a bit too rich for eating, just my opinion, but they are excellent for baking.
    Hippo investment goose business plan sounds like it is worth running the numbers one last time befor getting those millionaire making fertile goose eggs on the plane. If it happens could I be one of the first share holders in your goose raising company.
    Hippo - could you verify the profit potential for the 1st five years? I never realized Angola had such a demand for geese. Do Angolans do anything with geese that people in the UK don't that would make geese sell like hotcakes over there? Fascinating stuff!
    and John, don't sell that crazy lady that paints the eggs any except the duds. Wouldn't want her to paint an egg with an $800 gosling inside now would we?

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  19. I need to make an honesty box to sell eggs but it's another job on my list to do!As for painting them - couldn't she eat them first?

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  20. I think you might have a lingering case of the winter doldrums. Hurry Spring fever!

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  21. I am not much on painting eggs....I am all about eating them. Hopefully she changed her mind for the better.

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  22. JSelling goose eggs, eh? You might want to watch your back next time you're among the geese - they might be a bit miffed about it ... no need to have any more bloody attacks, is there!

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  23. Good luck and safe working, John. ♥

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  24. not sure it was whinging...and as you've say you've gotten yourself in gear and started and that's a good thing!

    hope you'll get to see the painted goose eggs I'd like to hear about them!

    guess I've been on this computer too long I'm typing this looking through the wiggly colors of a migraine aura...h*ll!

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  25. How come your goose egg price sign is in the shape of a chicken? Surely it should be in the shape of a goose! Bad marketing strategy in my ever so humble estimation.

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  26. The arrangement in your photo would make a good still life painting.

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  27. Your whinges sounded totally justifiable. And 'give us this day our daily whinge' is sometimes essential if we are not to bottle it all up - and have a heart attack.

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  28. Paint them instead of eat them? The priorities of mad ramblers eh?

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