Q. How do you crash your email inbox?
A. Run a competition to win loads of chocolate!
Johannes went away after the last newsletter was sent (another of his
trips to sample cake, see picture) and came back a week later to find
his inbox flooded with entries to the Easter competition. The emails
ranged from the supremely confident – “There are 41 chocolate
eggs in the glug” to the faintly desperate “I think (hope and pray) that there are 53
chocolate eggs in the glug!” The worry that the actual number of
eggs would decrease after the photo was taken was mitigated by leaving
the Glug in the safe care of Jim, a well known cocoaphobe who did his
best to keep everyone else at Omlet under constant surveillance.
So, how many eggs does a glug hold? Well the answer is 88 and there
was one person who got within one egg of the right answer – her
forum name is Chookiehen, and congratulations and a very happy Easter
to her from everyone at Omlet.
A lot of you will already know about
the Battery Hen Welfare Trust
and the magnificent work they do in giving battery hens a new lease
of life after their commercial laying days are over. Omlet are
travelling down to the next rescue in Devon, not just because we have
been offered lunch by founder Jane Howarth but also to collect 4 ex
battery hens ourselves. Jane has warned us that these will be four
fairly sorry looking fowl but that with a bit of determination,
sunlight, space to move and good food the hens will make a full
recovery. Naturally, when we get them back to Omlet HQ they will be
moving straight into an eglu and because this should be a fascinating
adventure we're going to keep an online diary of their progress on
www.eglu.co.uk, our sister site. More details to follow.
Guinea Pig Guide
The Omlet website has just got even
bigger with a fantastic new guide to Guinea Pigs. As well as useful
advice on how to look after them, you can expect to find nuggets of
obscure information that only Omlet bring you. For example, did you
know that they are neither pigs, nor did they come from Guinea, or
cost a guinea (an old British coin worth about £1.05)? Thought
not! And now you are just dying to know where the name comes from
you can have a look here to find out.
News from Will and Simon who are in the
US to oversee the arrival of the eglu there is that deliveries of the
first eglus to excited customers is just around the corner. If you're reading this from the States then why not have a little look at www.omlet.us
Elsewhere in the newsletter Barbara goes all broody at the idea of spring and the possibility of hatching some chicks and the forum members give good council to someone worried about road noise affecting her chickens. There are more stunning photos from the Club Gallery (we might
some of you may remember we used to always start the newsletter with a bad joke, the problem was it used to put a lot of people off reading the rest of the newsletter. So for this newsletter we've moved it right to the end.
We hope you enjoy the newsletter
The Omlet Team
If you need a Tart in New York, Johannes heartily recommends this place.
The chickens head for the nesting box as the One Man Band sings "lay a little egg for me" at the Ardingly show.
Guinea pigs now have their own guide on the Omlet website.