Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The things you find at the tip and the case of the missing eggs

Oh it's been a while between posts, I've been busy and have lots to tell. I don't want to bore you all to death with a large rambling post so I do little ones and try to keep it short and sweet.

Last Sunday morning on my way to the farmers market I took a detour to the local tip shop. I was hoping to find something for the chook house but instead found this wonderful bundle of goodies. Honestly my little heart jumped for joy when I spied the box of sewing patterns in amongst the crate of books, toys and general junk. There must have been about twenty patterns and I came away with this lot, all for the grand sum of $2.50.......yay a bargain indeed! Some have never been out of their original packets, stilled sealed and in their factory folds. I guess some old dear must have passed away or had to move and her sewing pattern collection ended up at the tip. The patterns range from the 40's to the 80's.

The swinging sixties

The groovy seventies
Forties and seventies children's sleepwear
Sixties era judging by the hair styles, although the blouse pattern has a newspaper draft dated 1951

I'm sure you can tell by now that I love vintage sewing patterns. I plan to use some of them myself and sell the others.

On to the case of the missing eggs.....
My little chickadees recently started laying. Two little eggs were offered up to us then nothing. I thought well, they're only young, Old English Game are not prolific layers, lots of excuses. Silly me didn't think, maybe they are laying them somewhere else.

Our old bantams always did the deed in their nest boxes or in the chook house. This pair have other ideas. Yesterday I finally found the hidden egg stashes. One tucked away under a pumpkin vine and the other in the tall grass in their run. Fourteen rather soiled eggs in total. Since I've no idea which eggs are the oldest and it's been raining on and off almost every day for the last week, I'll have to throw them away......oh such waste. Anyway I'm onto them, I'll put a couple of the old eggs in the nest box and hope they get the idea.

I'll be back soon with more updates

Have a lovely day
Chees Lisa


Aussiemumbecc said...

Do u have or know anyone who has a dog? Eggs are great food for a shiny coat and then you wouldn't be wasting them!?

Rose said...

Lisa have you still got the eggs? You can test them in a bowl of water -- fresh ones stay ar the bottom and bad ones rise.

Lisa said...

Thanks for your suggestions

The problem is that they have been sitting out in the rain some of them for the past two weeks. I have thought of testing them for freshness and may do that or just give them to the dogs.

Anonymous said...

Silly chickens I love the vintage patterns. Very cool.