MN - Twin Cities central - BYC meet and greet potluck & swap 01/17/09

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by spookyevilone, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Ok, so.. the response to this thread has firmed the plans. I'll be hosting a potluck meet & greet with a side of chicken/bird swap. I live in Columbia Heights, right off 694/Central/University and am easy to find. RSVP in this thread if interested. Will PM people who RSVP on this thread with my address/phone.

    Date:
    01/17/2009

    Time:
    Noon - 3pm? Time enough for people to be driving during daylight hours. 3pm is not a firm end time, we can pretty much go until people want to leave or midnight, whichever happens first [​IMG]

    IF YOU ARE BRINGING BIRDS TO SELL/SWAP:
    Please post in this thread what you're bringing or what you're looking for and any other pertinent details, and bring all birds directly into the basement via the cellar stairs at the back of the house. You might want to bring a towel or blanket to cover the bird cage - the basement stays about 55-60F all year round. I'll have a space heater, but.. it's a concrete basement.

    Things to note:

    For biosecurity reasons, any birds to be swapped must be kept in the basement area. Event will happen in entire house, but I anticipate the majority of 'hanging out' will be in the living room and basement.

    I have cats. They'll be banished to the library for the event, but if you're allergic, please bring your meds.

    My birds are in cages in my living room. If you're allergic to feathers, birds, or sawdust, please bring your meds.

    Children are welcome, however, the house isn't remotely toddler-proof.

    No smoking in the house, as I'm allergic. Outside is fine.

    It is potluck. Please plan to bring a dish that feeds at least 10, and if people could PM me with what they're planning to bring, that'd help me coordinate.

    I'm a vegetarian, but I don't mind if you bring or eat meat. Just please plan to take leftovers home with you if they're meat. [​IMG]

    Menu thus far:

    Vegetarian lasagna
    Sundried tomato/roasted garlic bites
    Deviled eggs
    Cookies
    Soup
    Bread
    Veggie tray & dip
    Cake
    Chicken/Almond salad
    Cheese and crackers
    Lemon bars

    If you're looking for ideas on what to bring, a few cases of soda pop or other non-alcoholic beverages would be good. If someone has a big coffee pot, we could do hot water for cocoa/coffee/tea. Deli trays and buns never go amiss.

    People who've RSVP'd thus far:

    Spookyevilone (duh)
    Run-A-Muck Ranch (maybe)
    WiseChicks
    lalaland
    AllChookUp
    CityChook
    lilshadow
    Chickenaddict
    sandyj
    JanieMarie
    tackyrama
    motorboy
    quince_homestead
    eaganchickens + mom
    Fred

    +4 children thus far

    BuffHooligans in spirit [​IMG]

    I'm very excited to meet all of you!! [​IMG]
    -Spooky
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  2. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not from MN, but WI....and your really not that far from me....
    Where are you talking about meeting at????

    I might possibly be interested in a meet up....Kinda all depends on hubby's up coming deployment (departure date), and the weather.....


    Should be a fun time though.....

    Shawna
     
  3. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd definitely be interested! [​IMG]

    Katie
     
  4. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shawna -

    Where in WI are you? I'm between Hudson and Roberts. [​IMG]
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Somebody tell CityChook and AllChookUp!
     
  6. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    I was thinking of having it just at my house, maybe do a potluck or something. Or else there are a ton of restaurants around here.

    -Spooky
     
  7. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    What a great idea! I am definitely interested - would vote for a potluck over a restaurant.
    Rebecca
     
  8. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely potluck! (I always love the excuse to cook!) [​IMG]
     
  9. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

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    I am interested. Sorry, I was offline all day ice-fishing. [​IMG]

    I'll check my calendar. Would love to get together with the MN (and WI) chickenherders...

    Thanks for the heads-up on this, WiseChicks!
     
  10. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem! [​IMG] Do chickens eat fish?
     

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