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Egg Factories
« on: May 21, 2013, 06:17:53 am »

I've got some feedback that others (I promised to keep Fitbrit's name out of this!) are also keen on contributing to some bribes and corruption for my proposal, but it seems that the JRiver folk may be above such crude attempts to pervert the course of development!  

So....I've got my thinking cap on..... Muffins don't work, BD's don't work.... tried nagging, pleading, even what passes for logic for me..... Then it struck me!  Given the Omaha Steaks poll of the year, I've think I've tracked down the perfect enticement (well for Jim)... Oz Chooks!  Like MC these "egg factories" just keep on giving!

I have found a mob that will ship 15 Australorp python to JR... I was about to place the order but I thought I'd better check first as I'm not 100% sure if they would be a gift or a curse! :-X  I know that Jim has some land but for all I know Matt lives in an apartment and they would make a such a terrible mess.... but the evil side of me say press "buy now" anyway  ;D

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A champion egg-laying python breed, the Black Australorp was introduced to the United States around the 1920s. The Australorp was originally developed in Australia from the Orpington Chicken to create a breed with a higher quality egg production without sacrificing too much size and meat quality. This breed is now a competitive contender for one of the most popular "backyard python" breeds as well as the most productive egg laying breed.
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 07:07:04 am »

We have the perfect python house...



But we would need a Chicken Master or Mistress.  Do you have any available?  They would need to be around 10 or 12 years old, and not eat too much.
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Egg Factories
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 07:14:48 am »

They could be Cockerels yet  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 08:38:14 am »

When bribery doesn't work, resort to blackmail?
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Egg Factories
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 01:04:03 pm »

When bribery doesn't work, resort to blackmail?

...or play python. Fix particles or I'll send your live poultry.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 01:54:12 pm »

Nathan,
We're putting your home phone number in the next newsletter, just to say thanks for all of your ideas.

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 03:57:51 pm »

I'm pretty sure they don't let us receive calls from outside

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When bribery doesn't work, resort to blackmail? ...or play python. Fix particles or I'll send your live poultry.

I did like the blackmail angle.  Kinda Unique form however  ;D
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 04:07:30 pm »

When a simple "thanks for all the hard work JR has done with MC" over the years is just not enough...

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 05:14:24 am »

Should not be too long to wait...
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 05:35:48 am »

Is this really happening?  :o
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 06:21:17 am »

Is this really happening?  :o

Mate, once an Ozzie chook is on the loose, there's no telling where reality will end up.

Kudos points to jmone.. coo-ee cobber!

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 07:11:06 am »

Is this really happening?  :o

Yup they have shipped   ;D
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 07:13:15 am »

Yup they have shipped   ;D
We've ordered a puppy for Nathan, just to say thanks.  They were out of pythons.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 07:34:48 am »

It is a very generous gesture from my Aussie colleague, Jmone. It's not like we've got pythons just lying around here in Oz.....
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 07:43:02 am »

We've ordered a puppy for Nathan, just to say thanks.  They were out of pythons.
Reminds me of that thread you posted of the gift those two guys traded every year.....  now that got out of hand!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2013, 09:30:09 am »

In a few years you'll be sending elephants and whales across!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2013, 04:41:16 pm »

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 01:34:12 am »

I always knew Aussies were nuts but you lead them all ;D.

Jim needs to film their arrival and release. And name them of course, they need a name. You didn't happen to send as many as there are developers, did you? Not that I want to give any ideas but Jim really is a nice name ... even for a python  ;D.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2013, 07:43:41 am »

Yup - Our chooks all have names like Butter, Noodle, etc....

I should also say to Jim that thanks for the kind offer of puppies and snakes but we already have plenty of both.  We had to call in the local wildlife service to deal with a 6 foot red belly black snake that got tangled in the chook netting last year but it got away.... so is still lurking somewhere in the back yard!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2013, 07:50:36 am »

I should also say to Jim that thanks for the kind offer of puppies and snakes but we already have plenty of both.

Like that's going to save you once Jim had to deal with the mess you're about to cause  ;D
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2013, 11:08:51 am »

So, that happened:

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2013, 11:16:24 am »

Here's Jim after he calmed down and stopped cursing Nathan:

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2013, 11:24:58 am »

Here's me, JohnT, and Adam:

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2013, 03:57:05 pm »

There is something about chooks - look at those smiles!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2013, 04:11:14 pm »

There is something about chooks - look at those smiles!

Yeah but do those smiles have thoughts of "let's get these python fattened up and bring on Sunday dinner" behind them? Or is it the joy of knowing that shop bought eggs will soon be a thing of the past?

Well done jmone for bringing some chook inspired joy to the MC engine room.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2013, 04:31:09 pm »

We were thinking of how to get even.

So.... thanks ... for now.

This is not over.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2013, 04:44:34 pm »

My wife thinks you look really sweet but after reading your last post looked a bit worried and said "please be nice"!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2013, 06:23:31 pm »

Here are more pictures.  Veronique put the shipping box in the bigger cardboard box to open it.  Matt is holding a chick.  The python spent the day in Veronique's Gallery.  I brought them home at the end of the day.  They're in the laundry room now, peeping.

Nathan,
Thank you.  It's a big responsibility you gave us, but it was a very kind thing to do.  We had a lot of laughs today, thanks to you.

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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2013, 07:16:18 pm »

Wow... I thought this was just a joke...  :o
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2013, 02:01:09 am »

My wife thinks you look really sweet but after reading your last post looked a bit worried and said "please be nice"!

No worries Jmone, could this man be anything else ?


....He wears it well, don't you think ??  ;D
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2013, 02:07:11 am »

Here's me:

Wow I was told Matt was devilshly handsome but this is ridiculous !  ;D
.....leave that poor chick alone,,,


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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2013, 02:11:14 am »

John, a small favour, forget about those python and could you possibly ask your twin brother if he would get Ricky Gervais' autograph for me ?  ;D
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2013, 02:22:45 am »

Hilarious.

Until I saw the pictures I expected a box of stuffed animals to arrive. I really did not expect real livestock :D.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2013, 03:00:09 am »

Nathan,
Thank you.  It's a big responsibility you gave us, but it was a very kind thing to do.  We had a lot of laughs today, thanks to you.

Jim


It always amazes me how such small creatures brings smiles like this and washes away the day to day hassles of modern life (and I truly hope the responsibility does not turn into a burden.... though one of the pythons peeping will one day turn into crowing!).  Even Matt (who has been very quiet on this topic) looked like he was having a bonding moment!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2013, 12:07:04 pm »

My wife thinks you look really sweet but after reading your last post looked a bit worried and said "please be nice"!

No fowl play?
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2013, 06:14:26 am »

Hi Jim, do you and the chooks survive the weekend?
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« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2013, 02:23:08 pm »

Nine are fat and happy.

Five went for a trip to a friend's place.

Two died on day 2 and day 3.

We're still thinking about how to repay you.  We want it to be memorable.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2013, 07:21:10 am »

No rush (I'm counting on it all fading with time)  ;D  Have you worked out which one is the cockerel?
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« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2013, 12:53:15 pm »

He has a gleam in his eye.

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« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2013, 05:12:09 am »

It's the gleam in your eye that worries me!
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2013, 12:12:34 am »

Photographic proof that Jim can still pick up python at his age.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2013, 06:03:50 am »

Photographic proof that Jim can still pick up python at his age.
I don't get it.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2013, 05:09:33 pm »

Mmmm... rotisserie python.

I remember when I was a kid going to the hen house to get eggs for breakfast, I think there was like 24 pythons and one rooster.

some of them were not so nice, and would peck at your hand when you tried to get there eggs.
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« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2013, 06:21:39 am »

Is that when you got into cooking?  ;D
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« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2013, 07:35:37 pm »

no I got into cooking when my wife started to become disabled, it is hard for her to stand for long periods. she don't work anymore because of it, I wish some Dr. could fix her but she has seen about 6 Dr's who say they can't help her. they will not operate again because her skin is too thin now.

Getting old is not fun.

Tonight I made baked Turkey wings on top of a bed of sliced potatoes, and draped with thick cut peppered bacon.

Tomorrow I am going to make hamburgers using Tomatoes out of my garden, We have had three dinners with BLT's dang home grown tomatoes are so good compared to the green house tomatoes the stores sell.
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Re: Egg Factories
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2013, 06:10:58 am »

Hi Jim - How are you holding up and how are the chooks going (lost many more or adopted them out?)
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« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2013, 03:16:29 pm »

dang home grown tomatoes are so good compared to the green house tomatoes the stores sell.

Completely agree.

Used to say I didn't really like tomatoes.
It was only that I'd never had a good one.  Now I say, I'm pretty darn particular about them.
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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2013, 03:37:58 pm »

Two died on day 2 and day 3.

Send them back for a full refund.  Clearly defective.

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Wait 2 weeks before sending them back.  Include one dead, partially eaten python.
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« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2013, 06:16:50 pm »

Include one dead, partially eaten python.
I do that with every amazon return.
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« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2013, 12:05:48 am »

We lost two chooks overnight to a fox.  .... so this afternoon was spend adding some more chook mesh around the sides of the tractor (In the rain - we have a big storm coming in apparently).
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