Ribh's D'Coopage

RoyalChick

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Nov 3, 2019
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My Coop
Yes, I remember the star-crossed lovers escaping and turning into birds.
I have a few willow pattern plates left by my grandmother (I think), and years ago I supplemented them with this modern interpretation.
I think the modern version of the pattern is quite fun - particularly given the story - but the actual plate is too flat to be really satisfying. The inherited ones, just like yours, have a better ‘lip’ to them, so I prefer using them.
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Ribh

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Dec 18, 2018
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My Coop
Yes, I remember the star-crossed lovers escaping and turning into birds.
I have a few willow pattern plates left by my grandmother (I think), and years ago I supplemented them with this modern interpretation.
I think the modern version of the pattern is quite fun - particularly given the story - but the actual plate is too flat to be really satisfying. The inherited ones, just like yours, have a better ‘lip’ to them, so I prefer using them. View attachment 2385964 View attachment 2385965 View attachment 2385966 View attachment 2385967
The older ones are more detailed but those new ones [which I haven't seen before] are quite fun too. It is a much more defined pattern & broken up into the component parts of the story. :)
 

drstratton

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Mar 15, 2020
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My Coop
Some time ago @rjohns39 & @Grammy60 gifted me this lovely handmade basket.
Most of the people I regularly gift eggs to hang onto their cartons for me & I divvy the eggs up in such a way everyone gets a mix of large ~small, blue, white & brown eggs.
I recently ran out of cartons so have been putting my 3~4 dozen in the basket & just asking people to take what they can use from it. It has been an interesting exercise in people watching.

Who ever gets 1st choice usually takes all the biggest eggs but the 7th Day Adventists always take the brown eggs first. The guy with the daschunds always takes all the blue eggs ~ as does the chef. The small white eggs are least popular of all & whoever is last tends to get left with those.

They all taste the same. :confused:
Everyone throws the shells away.:idunno

So who has a preference?
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What a lovely basket!
It's funny to watch people & see the differences in what they are drawn to! I eat whichever eggs are oldest first & usually give my husband the largest eggs...he is bigger than me, so needs more sustenance...:gig
 

micstrachan

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Something I have found that is a great success with my girls is comfrey.

I've planted it outside the chook run and they love poking their beaks through and picking bits off the leaves.
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Comfrey is supposed to be one of thosecextra special plants for chickens. I need to get some!
 

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