It’s April, hoorah, and boy are we happy about it.
Reasons why we love April: Winter has gone and the sun is actually shining, the days are getting longer and brighter, chickens are laying eggs like there’s no tomorrow, bees are flying around for food, kids get two weeks off school, adults get three bank holidays, there’s a great eggscuse to eat lots of chocolate and our Prince is marrying his Princess!
There’s loads to celebrate so here’s an eggstra special newsletter to kick things off. Enjoy!
Win yourself some Teapigs!
There’s nothing more British than a nice cup of tea, and seeing as we are feeling eggstremely patriotic this month with the royal wedding upon us we have decided to team up with Teapigs to run a right royal competition for you. In case you haven’t heard of them, Teapigs is a specialist tea company that’s on a mission to get UK drinkers to “drink real tea”. That means quality whole leaf, not the dusty stuff found in most of the nation’s paper teabags. They have a huge range of flavours available and they have put together two great packages that will take pride of place at any royal wedding tea party!
We have one main prize worth £45, containing a teapot, mug and five packs of Teapigs, and a runner up prize worth £12, containing 12 mini packs of Teapigs. For your chance to win a tea-riffic prize just email your name and address to email@example.com, with ‘Teapigs Competition’ as the subject line. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 17th April so we’ll have plenty to time to send your tea before the big day. Good luck!
This year’s Caption Competition is in full flow and we’ve had some cracking entries flying in already. There’s still time to have a go though, so if you haven’t entered yet don’t panic. All you need to do is come up with a comedy one-liner for this brilliant photo of Emily and her Pekin Maisy. It’s a great shot and we’re sure you can think of something clever.
Send your creative caption to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 17th April and you could win a £20 voucher to spend in the Omlet shop.
Grow Your Own Show!
Show season has begun and we are very eggcited about being at the Grow Your Own Show next month. It will be a fun day out for all the family, with areas on gardening, organic farming, pig and poultry keeping and cooking – great for anyone interested in home grown produce.
Thought gardening was complicated? Think again, gardening experts the Michauds will show you the easy peasy way to gardening, demonstrating how to create a container garden, that will provide fresh food for weeks, in just 30 minutes. They will give you and your kids the encouragement to start growing your own. TV and radio guru Pippa Greenwood will also be there giving her top tips on producing tasty, home-grown vegetables. And when you’ve learned how to grow your own produce, watch Rachel Green demonstrate how to turn it into culinary delights. Her cookery theatre will inspire you to try it yourself!
Poultry expert and writer Francine Raymond will be there to answer all your questions about keeping chickens, and she certainly knows a thing or two on the subject. Francine is the author of two of our best-selling books: ‘The Big Book of Garden Hens’ and ‘Keeping a Few Hens in your Garden’. And if you fancy keeping pigs instead you can have a chat with Michaela Giles, a real expert in the area. We will also be there, with the Eglu on display, so you can come and check out the coolest accomodation available for chickens.
The show will be in Losely Park, Guildford, from Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd May and you can buy tickets on the website.
Eggstreme Pancake 2011 Results!
We are pleased to announce the results of the Eggstreme Pancake Flipping Competition 2011…drum roll please… the winner, with a large majority of the votes, and a seriously extreme attempt at flipping pancakes, is Eddie Krish. Unicyling is impressive enough, but to toss a pancake while sitting that high up, keeping balance, moving and avoiding pedestrians – wow! Whether the pancake ended up back in the pan is another matter. Eddie wins a year’s supply of Omlet chicken food for his efforts, and we’re sure the hens will be happy with that.
And if you want to beat him next year you ‘batter’ start practising now!
See more of Eddie later in the newsletter, as he also stars as our Eglu Owner of the Month.
Time to Join In!
Since joining Facebook last year we now over over 1,000 followers, which is great! If you haven’t joined our group yet why not take a look?
It’s a good place to meet other chicken keepers, show off your first egg photos, get advice on hens and find out about upcoming events. You’ll also find links to our newsletters, details of special offers and secret voucher codes.
If you’re more into tweeting than Facebook updates you can follow us on there too! Just click here to be taken to our site.
From the Omlet Team