The Chicken and Egg Test

I have now increased the chicken flock in Aspatria to 6, and the youngsters are all now laying. As ever with animals, all the hens have their own individual characteristics, and they all lay different eggs. Being a bit sad, I can recognise who has dropped what in the coop; but can you??
A bit of a clue: the new girls’ eggs are a bit smaller than the others.

So, here are the eggs:

An egg from each of the girls

And here are the suspects……. match a name with a number. If you can get all 6 correct in a week, then you win the eggs!!

Hoppy.. ex-battery girl who is the old lady of the flock

Marra: a cuckoo maran who likes here food
Summer. A Welsumer (from Welsum in Holland), the Queen of the flock and boss-girl
Blackie. A Blencathra Black. Has slotted into her role taking over from the tragic original Blackie
Snowy is a Solway Star. She spends her days preening
Bluey is a Bewcastle Blue. Always rummaging in the compost heap.

So there’s the hens and the eggs. Try matching them up to win the makings of a huge omelette!!

Quizzing in Sydney

Anna and I finished our trip with a few days in Sydney catching up with friends and seeing the sights. We stayed in Mosman, close to the north shore with Joanne who used to work with Anna. We also visited Angus, (a friend of mine from college days) in Rose Bay. It was trivia night at the local pub, and we came 2nd, winning $30 of beer vouchers. We might have won but for the questions on rubbish Oz tv.!


Anna and Angus with our winnings!