Friday, 10 May 2013

Glut

Not much of an interesting blog today.

Yesterday, I didn't speak to a single soul all day.
This is a rare event for someone who lives on a busy corner of a village
And by late afternoon the isolation became noticeable.
After a beautiful week the weather turned yesterday, sending Trelawnyd folk scurrying back into their houses.The village  "Friendship Group" had also unfortunately planned their outing to Chirk Castle for a squally day and strangely there were no neighbours to chat to, or even a passing  farmer to buttonhole.
The whole village seemed deserted.
Mind you the wet day was useful in as much as I have finally planted out bosoms with potatoes, onion sets and cabbage......and our recent warm weather has brought the grass into life which has in turn provided the poultry with a boost they needed to kick out eggs with the frequency of  ping pong balls in a sleazy Bangkok nightclub.


So if you are local and want some eggs
Get in touch
I may even give you some discount

42 comments:

  1. Crikey, that is a lot of eggs!
    If only we lived nearer. We all have at least one a day, including Lulu.

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  2. What's your secret; my two lay about one egg every three days!!!

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  3. will they send to Belleau? I've got a massive cake to bake next weekend!

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  4. So you'll be living off omelettes and scrambled eggs for the next month then John?

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  5. Wow, thats a lot of eggs. I have only seen white ones in my life (my dad sometimes makes omelettes for himself).

    I know not having human contact can be difficult, but you could have watched TV or something else, like going to a matinee could have cheered you up.

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  6. I have no problems with days like those.

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  7. Hmmm - they need Scotching John. x

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  8. I understand the Bangkok reference, but bosoms with potatoes?

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    1. The nickname of my allotment is "bosoms"

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  9. Sometimes a quiet day is not a bad thing.

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  10. Always enjoy the words and phrases y'all use, in comparison to us Amuricans. "Looking for a farmer to buttonhole" made me laugh out loud.

    I too, am over-run with the eggs. I'm off today and making a trip to work to hand some over to a friend.

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  11. I froze my eggs when we had a glut, but now the chickens have crafted some new nest sites which are secret to me, but known to the dogs and magpies!

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    1. Tell me more about freezing eggs vera

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  12. Look at those beautiful eggs...natures art.

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  13. Don't put all your eggs in one basket...

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  14. I'll happily speak to you. Alas I live at the opposite end of your world...you may need to dig a deep hole. I can offer you and the Prof my very comfortable, well furnished spare room. I'd love some free range eggs from various fowl (especially duck - see Kylie Kwong's recipe for fried duck eggs) from a known source. Please bring a selection with you.

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  15. So, did you research the nightclubs?
    Jane x

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  16. Beautiful production.

    Sometimes we need quiet time.

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  17. "Ping pong balls in a sleazy Bangkok nightclub" - oh yes! I am back in Sunny Sheffield now but many's the night I watched women's table tennis at Soi Cowboy Sports Centre. The ladies' athleticism was breathtaking....
    P.S. To avoid loneliness and being clearly shunned by the Trelawnyd community, might I tactfully suggest underarm deodorant? Lidl's home brand is perfectly acceptable though it might leave a rash.

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    1. I was think of you when I write that...,,

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  18. A day without speaking... someone calls and you croak, literally.

    You can freeze eggs for baking, just beat them up and put in baggies - mark how many eggs in bag - for cakes, scrambled eggs etc.

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  19. Oh John I need help! Found an injured baby Mallard out on the driveway this a.m. and picked it up to cradle while it died only its looking better and better every minute! It must have hatched in the last 24 hours. i think the mother nested in the top of our ancient honeysuckle Bush which meant the baby fell onto concrete leaving the nest. What does a newborn need?!
    Dxoxox!

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    1. Heat and water and food.
      scramble an egg and offer it that to start porridge can be used too .... but keep it warm under a heat light if you can get one
      Offer it water in a shallow dish, but don't let the duckling swim or get wet....they chill and die very easily...
      Email me if any problems
      jgsheffield@hotmIl.com

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  20. Trying hard to vanquish that image of ping-pong balls in a sleazy Bangkok night club - and failing miserably.....(you NAUGHTY boy!)

    Since 'they' announced, a couple of years ago, that eating loads of eggs is NOT as harmful to ones health as previously advised, I've lifted the self-imposed barriers from of my quota of 4 per week max. Just LUV 'em, in any way you fancy!
    So wish that I lived closer to you, cos I'd soon demolish the entire batch above. This evening's dinner, for instance, is gonna be four fried eggs + fried onions on beans-on-toast (curry powder added) with carrots on the side. Don't that just get you salivating?

    Oh dear, here comes that pesky Bangkok image again......

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  21. For having had such a boring day you managed to stir things up a bit, those are some years I would like to forget.

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  22. I'd be your best customer if I didn't live so far. Enjoy those quiet days. Deb

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  23. hahahahahaha... during the winter you wish for fresh eggs then comes spring and your over-loaded with eggs.
    Beautiful photo today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  24. just in time for scotch eggs!

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  25. Ah, John, "... to kick out eggs with the frequency of ping pong balls in a sleazy Bangkok nightclub." With your words, you paint masterpieces.

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  26. You seem to get a lot more done in one day than most people get done in three :)

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  27. Will this egg abundance mean you'll be making Scotch eggs soon? Will you explain the process? Please say yes.

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  28. Was glad to see that Camilla has produced too. Avoids the need for any more invasive procedures..
    yes, I know I'm behind the times. Computer probs.

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  29. A chicken keeping friend of my husband's gave us 5 dozen (yes, 5 dozen!) eggs recently. Organic cage free eggs are very expensive in the grocery store ($4 or $5 per dozen) so I was determined not to waste them. I made up a bunch of egg dishes that freeze well and cooked them all. Our favorite is breakfast burritoes (scrambled eggs, salsa, cheese, and sausage rolled up in a tortilla) which make a quick microwave-able meal in minutes!

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  30. We are getting 6 to 8 eggs a day..even the old girls are producing...I can tell because they are blue! Looking for lots of egg filled recipes and baking and freezing...cannot sell at the farm market anymore as the citified noseies in power have now decreed the eggs must be kept at a temp. of 41 degrees F. at the market........

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  31. Now I know I should get in touch with you if I find an injured duck or chicken. What are your other areas of expertise? I am a city girl and know nothing about planting stuff and having animals other than citified dogs.

    Love,
    Janie

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  32. Lots of pretty eggs! That's what my kitchen looks like at the moment too, haha.

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  33. hmmm....deviled eggs, egg salad, eggs -n- toast, toad in a hole, scrambled, fried, sometimes it can be too much of a good thing

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  34. Goodness, the girls have been busy.
    I feel their pain ;)
    ~Jo

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  35. What a blessing of eggs! I wish I was local, I'd be by every day.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, John! ♥

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  36. What a charming blog you have...I am a rural gal myself and I also have some chickens...that offer me lots of lovely eggs...Life in the countryside is the best :).

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  37. Two days ago I had gathered about 30 eggs in a small bucket and set them in the people part of the barn, proceeded to leave the gate unlatched and an alpaca came in and started snarfing down alpaca feed.....with two feet in the egg bucket. The dogs had raw eggs on their kibbles that evening.....

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  38. Hi John
    You may wish to consider Plas Teg for a future visit. It's a couple of miles from Penyffordd. Best take your ovecoat though it's always cold....

    On the subject of eggs. We get ours using an honesty box at a small holding next to Gargoyle Hall in Llanfynydd.

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