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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1560 on: August 15, 2012, 12:03:47 pm »
This afternoon, I started wrapping up my goodie bag items, and realised that they will take up a fair bit of space in my bag as I dont want to crush them. I've also got to allow for my dress up and some warm clothes. Perhaps I need to buy a luggage allowance on the plane instead of just carry on?

Sue would they Be  less bulky  if you did not assemble them before hand? 


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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1561 on: August 15, 2012, 12:38:29 pm »
The goodies are going to take a fair bit of space.  Clothes will just have to fit in around the goodies.   I have started making a pile of things to take.  We have a luggage allowance,  but we are coming for 10 days and will be visiting friends who live in Perth.  I have only just told DH about the dress up.  He is going to make a small effort,  but then so am I.  Have started the count down.  Stopping the mail tomorrow,  bought extra chook food, ( thank heavens for the automatic waterer). Booked the car in at Andrews Parking.  Bought a good  Thriller to read on plane.  ' Istanbul Passage'. Hate Plane travel. Only 6 more sleeps. 

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1562 on: August 15, 2012, 12:58:28 pm »
Chookie do you have someone to look after the chooks

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1563 on: August 15, 2012, 08:19:18 pm »
Gert, the chooks can look after themselves for 2/3 weeks.   However the family visit and check them out for us.  They have avery large , fully enclosed cage with automatic water and food.  The kids call it the ' Chicken Hilton'. 

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1564 on: August 15, 2012, 08:22:46 pm »
Gert, the chooks can look after themselves for 2/3 weeks.   However the family visit and check them out for us.  They have avery large , fully enclosed cage with automatic water and food.  The kids call it the ' Chicken Hilton'. 

how many eggs do they lay for you ACM?
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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1565 on: August 15, 2012, 10:27:43 pm »
Gert, the chooks can look after themselves for 2/3 weeks.   However the family visit and check them out for us.  They have avery large , fully enclosed cage with automatic water and food.  The kids call it the ' Chicken Hilton'. 

Thank goodness for that. One lessthing I have to worry about. ;D
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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1566 on: August 15, 2012, 11:44:11 pm »
Just looked at the long range weather.
Friday is sun 23
Saturday sun 25

Good idea to chck it closer to the time brfore you guys pack. 23 is nice in perth in the sun.

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1567 on: August 16, 2012, 12:04:31 am »
Uni,  we have 7 Isa Brown chooks.   They lay 6 eggs every day.  They do this for a year,  then second year will lay 4/5 a day,  the 3 rd. year 2/3 a day.  We don't kill them.  They die of old age.  We give a lot of eggs away.  People often give us something in return,  although we don't expect this.  We always have fresh eggs and they are not much cheaper than the cheapest we could buy,  but they eat the kitchen scraps and lots of greens from the garden.  The GC love them.  We have kept chooks for about 40 years.

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1568 on: August 16, 2012, 01:03:42 am »
Chooks can look after themselves. we get 7 eggs a day now. :)

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1569 on: August 16, 2012, 01:14:52 am »
Who collects the eggs though Chookie?

Thanks for the forecast Hally, how good does that look.  Hope it stays that way - it will make for a perfect weekend to be out and about.  Will stick pack the brolly though  ;)
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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1570 on: August 16, 2012, 01:28:09 am »
I have visions of achookwomans chook pen full of eggs when she returns  ;D I'm sure that's not the case and you have someone collect them - I wish it was me!

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1571 on: August 16, 2012, 01:50:31 am »
Just looked at the long range weather.
Friday is sun 23
Saturday sun 25

Good idea to chck it closer to the time brfore you guys pack. 23 is nice in perth in the sun.

 :)

OMG is that true? OMG  I think I will come and not back out a the last minute for fear of COLD

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1572 on: August 16, 2012, 01:53:32 am »
But will it be much colder in Gracetown?

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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1573 on: August 16, 2012, 02:05:12 am »
I'm sure it will be cold at night and in the mornings Gretchen but if the sun is out during the day, our trip down south and the bus trip on Saturday will be perfect. I had read this place gets a lot of rain during the winter months so if the long term forecast stays as Hally has written, we are very lucky indeed.
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Re: WA Retreat Weekend
« Reply #1574 on: August 16, 2012, 02:10:09 am »
I am such a wimp.

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