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« on: December 21, 2006, 04:35 PM »
This evening will be the first day of winter. Remember to put a muffler around your muse and stand an egg on its end.

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 05:49 PM »
Happy freeze time
burrrrrrrrrr
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 07:45 PM »
what happens to the egg?
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 02:06 AM »
I long for the days to lengthen because I cannot drive after dark. To me, that is what winter means, the days begin to lengthen. '<img:'>

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 02:42 AM »
Rg,
Supposed to be able to balance the egg on end and it won't fall over.
"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."      W.B. Yeats



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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 02:52 AM »
lol ...but whats the significance? If you stand it up, does that mean we'll have a mild winter? If the egg rolls does that mean we need to chop more wood?

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 01:55 PM »
Make an omelet and all the seasons come together. '<img:'>

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 03:16 PM »
LOL great answer Kay
but I'm courious too what is the meaning behind it
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 03:19 PM »
There is no meaning.  It's just that you can only do it twice a year.

Probably thunk up by some drunken Pagan.  lol
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 05:03 PM »
Meaning behind winter or the omelet?
I was just being poetic. No hidden meaning, really. '<img:'>

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 06:52 PM »
What a hoot! I like those hidden meanings. It really just is a phenomenon that the gravitational pull is balanced at the equinox. Remember that I did it one time. You can't balance an egg at any other time (unless you cheat!).

Actually the real folk tale is that if the egg stands on end, the wooly worm will see its shadow and there will be two more weeks of winter after daylight savings time.



Nawwwww! That's not it either.

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 08:05 PM »
now you tell me after all those omelettes (even made chocolate omelettes), i made trying to find rhyme and seasons..

do chickens lay eggs in the winter?

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2006, 09:54 PM »
Yes, they do. My grandfather used to have a heater for his henhouse. '<img:'>

(*Hens dont lay eggs in the winter if they live a natural live. They start in the spring and lay egg for 6-8 months and then stop.)

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2006, 10:58 AM »
Yes, they lay in winter. Some breeds lay better in winter than others. It depends on the amount of sunlight that they get. It was pouring rain all day yesterday and cloudy, but we still managed to get 6 eggs out of the girls.