Wednesday I posted that our new chicks where beginning to hatch, and we now have tennew chicks in the nursery, but all didn’t hatch as smoothly as expected We have a miraculous story a one of them, as Thursday came around all of them pecked their way out of their shells, except one. When we started this egg hatching experiment we accepted the fact that all of them might not make it. But we heard peeping coming from the uncraked eggs, so we knew she was alive. So in an impromptu plan our family decided that we should try to help this chicken out a little, We cracked the egg and rescues her. We had to keep her in the incubator a tad longer than her siblings, and at times it looked like she wasn’t going to make it.
But she was able to pull through and she is now on track to grow up with the rest of her sibling, and we couldn’t be happier.
Yay! (she's the one in the middle)
*Sidenote: At this time we actually don’t know the sex of these chickens yet, but for all intent and purposes I will continue refer to them as females.
In unrelated news our family got a pet bunny!
Now we are one pig and two goats away form being legally a farm!
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A few weeks ago I heard a rumor on the Internet that the creators of the wildly popular smart phone game, Angry Birds, which people are saying is the new Super Mario game, was coming out with a cookbook that deals mostly eggs recipes. As I said on Twitter, #thisisanawesomeidea. I’m really happy for them for two reasons.
Firstly I’m ex- i mean-eggcited to show this to my mom who loves cookbooks, and I look forward to trying make some of these dishes myself, even though I can’t stand the taste or texture of eggs. (and yes I am aware of the irony).
on second thought....
I’m also happy to see that video games are able to transcend medias and do it so well, well enough to get the majority of the demographics who plays the game. Other games have done this too, Halo World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons, all popular games tried to go beyond the video games media, with books, comics, trading card games and even television shows, but none really caught on.
Even the main charters looked like nerds
I think that in the gaming world, people who play the card games or read the books are the ones that are hardcore gamers or dedicated to the game. The Angry Birds franchise is not producing books with plots and back stories on the characters (their birds that are angry, that’s you need to know.) but they are selling flipflops and celebration cards which is more appealing to their player base. This creates a new market for the gaming world, making clothes and assories to sell rather than the novels, it will be interesting how angry birds will affect the market.
Those are some angry shoes
Next post i’ll talk about our new chicks I swear.
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This day, Wednesday the 6th, is the day that our coup grew again. As I wrote a few weeks ago in this post, my family was trying to hatch chickens from eggs, something that we haven’t done before. (link) We have always gotten chicks when they were few days old, never from scratch. Yesterday, we heard our first peep and as my EGGcited mother video tape them, and posted them online for everyone to see. (link) First times chicken mother are always so fun to watch them coo over their babies. We have two video cameras taping their first day, but I learned that only after I baby talked to them for a few minutes….oops.
These guys been so tired from breaking out of their shells.
It will still take a few moths for these lil guys to lay eggs for us to share the people, but once they will, you will hear about it on this blog and my twitter feed.
Today’s the Fourth of July, we remeber the day when 13 colonies legally separated from Great Britain. We celebrate it by reviewing our country’s history, and all the wars we fought to keep our ideas alive. Not only the idea of Democracy, but the ideas that we had as a set of colonies, the idea that no one can control a population if the people of that nation refuse to follow them, or the idea that everyone has the same say, and that everyone has the same potential to be the next world great world leader.
Today, we look back on the people who gave their lives at for us and the same idea that our founding fathers came up with 200 years ago, and we thank them all.
Happy Fourth of July.
The week’s finished, all the Boy’s State’s officials have brought their written bills to their peers and the Senate and House of Reps that have voted and amended each and everyone of them. The Elected Governor has casted he’s final vote. We have the tradition at NH Boys State, laws that have been approved by all parties will be sent to our State Representatives. of the writer with a letter from Boys State, asking both of them to seriously look at the bill.
I had a fantastic time returning to boys state, and see how the program function from the perspective of the Supervisor. While we were downstairs discussing the next day plans, while the rest of Boys State were above us, in their hallways debating about the issues and campaigning with other students.
I saw these students who came here on Sunday with no idea what they were getting into and some of theme did not care to be there, but when Friday rolled around I saw them fall in love withe the government and the state. Those few who were apathetic about the program found it had to say goodbye to it and the friendships that they made there in those few days.
I wanted to write this post, without using the “chickens leaving the nest” because it isn’t true. (I also didn’t want to it because my mom have coined that post, twice) These students are not grown up leaving their homes, in fact I would argue that the people at boys states are eggs, and while there were here, they broke out of their shells.
"whoa! It's so much bigger than I realized"
They realized that there is a whole new world out there that they didn’t know of, and can now explore. So I would like to wish all of them the best of luck, and hope that they don’t forget the time they had here.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am a supervisor to the New Hampshire Boys State. The whole ordeal is a non-profit program by the American Legion to bring High School students into a hands-on crash course about how the state government is structured, and how it works in New Hampshire. While at Boys State the students are assigned to either one of two towns or a city and for the week, the towns live and work together. These students are also assigned to a political party, where they have to find what the group stands for, who should be the party leader, and who should the person that the party supports for the governor. But the week is not just people forming mock government The American Legion contacts important state officials and ask them to visit, and give a small talk about what they do and why they are so important.
Each town gets the opportunity to name themselves, and assign a town symbol. My group thought the image of a Puffin fighting a turtle would be “B.A”
As a supervisor, we don’t participate in any of the student-run events, we just watch from a far, making sure that everything is going as planned. The longer we’ve gotten into the week we advanced more and more into their government and sleep deprivation we see the government grow from a group of people from all over the state who never met each other before.
The reason why we haven’t crashed and burned after the third day.
But this is a blog about eggs, so we have to tie the whole ordeal back to chicken eggs.
While I was here, sitting and listening to important statewide people and discussing with people about the different types of government structure. I had an Epiphany: government, in it’s pure form is like an egg. Sure sometimes it’s covered with shit (there’s only one hole in a chicken). but it is good on the inside. On the inside, the government can be prepared in many different ways, depending on how people would like it. You could make a nice French semi-presidential system Souffle. Or a British parliamentary eggs Benedict government. And you could make an American Bacon, Doughnut Egg Burger which has the best of everything, but at some times be terribly reckless.
Yes, this thing does existent.
This week, I am away at a political summer camp acting as one of the supervisor, making sure that the bright minds of the future doesn’t get *too* much into trouble. The schedule is too jammed packed of learning about the state, forming our own government and meeting important people. So you can imagine that it is very difficult to write a full blog post for my readers. Luckily enough I was able to squeeze a few minutes into my day to search the web for some pieces of art that involve eggs in one way or the other.
my mom always said that you should use EVERY part of your food.
Its like a geeky Easter egg hunt!
this is what my family would call "Dart". Its obscure art that we don't get and we don't understand why someone would make it.
and the most beautiful piece of egg art is…
this was a picture of our family’s first egg!
As the first egg, my mom wanted to treat it the best way possible (like any new mother…of eggs) so we placed it on our egg on an egg holder from the Royal English Silver ware and tableware for all the Internet to see.
Hope this binds you over with your egg related needs, you can catch up on my summer camp actives next blog post. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@Snozell) and hope you have an EGGcellent day.
P.S I promise I will never use that pun ever again.