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Omlet Newsletter July 26th 2006


Welcome to another Omlet newsletter. It’s been a while since the last one so we have packed it full of great stuff including Barbara’s diary,  news from the forum and the launch of two new eglus!  By popular demand we have added a new perfectly purple eglu to the range (pictured left).  And if you keep pigs (small furry ones that squeek rather than oink) you can now treat them to their very own eglu.  But first some news just in from the world of Omlet…

An eglu for a horse? a photo and we’ll star the best ones in the next newsletter.

A very well appointed eglu

Help bring back the beetles
Click here to find out more.

Are you free on the 19th?

Lots of other great stuff in the Newsletter, including Barbara, the forum and a new addition to the eglu family for the nosey little chap pictured below.

Enjoy the newsletter and the sunshine!

The Omlet Team

Who does this little nose belong too?

The new purple eglu – it’s so very magnificent!

Do you keep an unusual pet in an eglu?  We’d like to hear from you if you do.

Could Damian’s position as Face of Omlet be under threat from a member of the Royal family?


Star Photos

You’re sure you want to lay an egg in there?

Who needs a World Cup anyway?  Lifting the first egg from the nest box is much more satisfying said this Zidane look-a-like!

Kate’s wonderful pavlova made with own eggs and home grown strawberry’s.

This is definitely not the recommended way of clipping your chickens wings.

Barbara’s Weekly Diary!

Compost bins and worms!

I’ve just invested in a Can Of Worms and that is even more exciting because you can see the worms at work every time you lift the lid to put something in it. The nice thing about the wormery is that it isn’t restricted to peelings and weedings. We have a lot of cooked leftovers thanks to rather fussy children and they delight in feeding these to the ever hungry worms every evening after their meal! Cake (though there’s never much of that leftover!), bread, cooked vegetables, paper, cardboard and toilet roll inners go to feed the worms. We have a bag of worm treats to give them too and are getting into the habit of sprinkling some of the special lime treatment that comes with the wormery on once a fortnight to keep the pH of contents nice and comfortable for our little wriggly friends. It’s all fairly new so I’ve not managed to siphon off any liquid feed yet but my tomato plants are crying out for it so I do hope it hurries up!

We don’t have a lot of space in my over filled garden so use a lot of pots for summer fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, runner beans, strawberries and peas so they are always started off with at least half a pot full of homemade compost and they love it.  The plants are healthy and grow so much more vigorously than those grown without any of my magic compost!



What’s on the forum?

Omlet announces the Summer Party

Buffie and Kate are going!

You can’t miss this!

Has all this sun inspired you to spend more time outside with nothing but flip flops and sun cream on? Oh yes, your chickens are watching you and sending us the photos!  Ok, we won’t put them in the next newsletter if you promise to come to our party!

It’s all happening in the sweet smelling setting of the National Herb Centre.  Located in the beautiful oxfordshire countryside, the Herb Centre is just a short distance from J11 of the M40.  View a google map.

Live music comes from the fantastic Superfunk4, and there will be plenty of entertainment for children – big and small – including egg and spoon racing!

The date is Saturday 19th of August

Evenings Schedule

5.30 doors open

There’s also a childrens play area, Omlet stall (for you to stock up on goodies) bar, parking, toilets, camping..

Of course everyones invited so don’t be shy if you don’t use the forum this is the perfect opportunity to meet people without having to use a computer!

Tickets are limited so best to book early. They cost £15 per adult, children are half price (that’s £7.50) and you can book your tickets online by clicking on the big yellow tickets on the left.

Here’s what the forum had to say…

Superkate – I’ve just got off the phone with Jan and I’ve got the date!!!! It’s Saturday the 19th of August at the Herb Centre, Warmington. There will be room for anyone wanting to camp but you will need to be packed up and gone by around 9am the following day.

AnnieP – Yippeee…that date seems clear for me! FINALLY I might get to meet some of you!

dtrc1969 -Debs and I are adept at camping now… (Have done it twice and put our tent up on our own last time) so we are provisionally “in” (just need to check with Debs that we are not double booked)…

Superkate – Jan is going to find out about B&Bs for those who aren’t fancying a night under canvas! I’m hoping there’s a Travelodge nearby so we can stay late!

Afamily – A TravelLodge sounds good Kate…. I’m not exactly your night under canvas kind of a girl… I like my home comforts too much. I may see you there. Does any one know where exactly this place is? Banbury area I’m guessing.  

ClareT – It is 5 miles out of Banbury in a place called Warmington it is in a divine location on top of a hill with great views, there is a children’s playground, chickens, and a woodland trail. They do fantastic wholefood there and great homemade cakes too. Very Happy. We SHALL be going!

Helen G – Looks like I’m good to go!

Paola – Only just seen this. Obviously when I go on the forum I keep my eyes closed. Can make it. Ooooooo it’s very exciting. Hubbie will be at work so it will be just the kids and me

If you aren’t an eglu owner then you can have a trial access to the forum, simply by clicking this link here -> forum

Order your tickets now

Eglu Owner of the Week

Emily Feld

Age: 12

Occupation: Looking after my pets

Where do you live? Saltdean, Brighton

If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury item would you have? Probably an eglu to look after all my pets and wild ones too.

What pets do you have? 2 rabbits (expecting babies), 2 guinea pigs, 1 hamster, 3 cats, fish.

What breeds are your rabbits? Mini Lop and Dutch

How old are they? 6 months and 4 months..

What are your rabbits called? Mini lop – liquorice,  Dutch – Star

What’s their favourite food? Fresh green grass, which they get everyday.

It’s such a long way to the eglu from here, couldn’t you just bring me some hay?

The purple grass totally confused Liquorice


Featured Product

The guinea pig eglu has the same house as the rabbit eglu but a shorter run.

An eglu for Pigs

People often stop us in the street and say “we love our chickens, collecting our own eggs is so much fun and now we want to keep pigs too so can you design them a house that’s as brilliant as the eglu?”  Well we’ve been scratching our heads and we’ve finally come up with it – the eglu for guinea pigs!

Available exclusively from Omlet, the fantastic guinea pig eglu comes in the complete range of colours including the new royal purple.  It’s the same house as the eglu for rabbits but the run is shorter at 1m long making this the ideal home for 2-3 of your favourite furry little friends.

It’s definitely a great way to keep pigs in a back garden but don’t expect too much in the way of bacon.

£320click here to order

Chicken Horoscopes by Mystic Peg

Mystic Peg is staring deep into her crystal egg so that she can tell you wattle happen…when she gets back from holiday!

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