Friday, 5 July 2013

Chicken Chat


When I was in Manitoba over the long weekend, I had the great pleasure of meeting up with another bloggin' buddy -- mrsduncanmahogany of October's November! We had a wonderful visit, discussing many shared interests and experiences in and around Winnipeg. Then we got on the topic of chickens.


There are many summer festivals in small-town Manitoba that are fun to attend but mrsduncanmahogany filled me in on a new one -- Chicken Daze! She blogged about it here too. It's held in a bedroom community just outside of The Peg called Oakbank.


For the life of us, we could not figure out what connection could possibly exist between Oakbank and chickens that would either justify or necessitate a summer festival but . . . who knows? Perhaps all the other good summer festival themes were already taken and only chickens remained.


Anyway, mrsduncanmahogany and I had a lovely time sitting in an air-conditioned cafe and having something cold to drink, because my gawd it was just like a blast furnace outside that day.  It's a little known fact that Winterpeg can be hellishly hot and humid in the summer. Depending on what time of year it is, Winnipeggers basically freeze or fry.


Speaking of frying, now I'm craving KFC for some reason.

40 comments:

Birdie said...

I want some chickens as pets. There is a good chance they will be allowed in the house.

Judy said...

Chicken jokes...fun stuff...My guys are just crowing...

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hehehe...love the cartoons!

We are allowed to have chickens in our backyard. I'd love to have a couple as pets.

Sarah said...

And I thought Puck Fair in Ireland was unique. Chicken festival beats out goat festival I think. On the little island where I live chickens and chicks run loose everywhere. So cute!

Robin Larkspur said...

WinterPeg, haha!!
Fun to think of you and mrsduncanmahogany clucking together on a hot afternoon. I bet you two cracked a lot of yolks, er..jokes. And btw, which did come first, the chicken or the 'Peg?

mxtodis123 said...

My grandmother had chickens that used to run after me and nip at my ankles when I ran into the back yard.
Mary

Cheryl said...

hahaha..very funny selection of jokes. Who knew chickens were that funny?

DEZMOND said...

Winterpeg and henopause LOL and LOL

Anne said...

Oh no, it's Gordon bleedin Ramsey! I love hokey small festivals. When The Spawn was little we went to every one within driving distance and we have the best memories of those times.

Nice to hear you got to spend time with a fellow blogger and enjoy the day.

turquoisemoon said...

Love the funnies, but I'm a firm believer that chickens are very scary...eeek!

Lois said...

I SO want to move to Niagara Falls because there you can have backyard chickens. The only time I went to Winnipeg was when I was 19 and we ended up on a farm with 2 old people and no running water. It was like 120f outside and the thunderstorms! Oy. Fry for sure. It was a bizarre trip...

jaz@octoberfarm said...

henopause...too funny!

mistress maddie said...

Ha! Love the last one! Isn't that what we all want!

Leeanna Henderson said...

ahahahahahahaaaahahahaaa! I love this! You made my day dear.

Sara said...

So cool that you met another blogger. I want to do this one day, with every blogger I love. lol And love the Hell's Kitchen pic up there. I dreamed about Gordon Ramsy last night. It was weird.

heartinhand said...

You had me at Henopause!

Cheryl said...

Chicken humor! Right on!

Deborah said...

I actually love fancy chickens...the fluffy type. Love all your chicken humor. Seriously, why does the chicken's motives always come into question.

teehee
Deb

Introverted Art said...

Henopause??? that made my day!

Adam said...

I love the chef one

Willow said...

Henopause ...dangerous time of life for some chickens ... often find themselves in hot water by then on some farms ... stewed .
They are safe here even when there eggs run out.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I've been watching Hell's Kitchen and am very amused by that graphic of him. He's always verbally abusing the kitchen staff.

xoRobyn

Guillaume said...

I was craving KFC about ten years ago. My brothers, a friend and I ordered some. My brother's conclusion after a bite: "This is disgusting".

Elsie Amata said...

I just finished eating chicken for dinner. It was delicious! I wouldn't mind going to chicken fest!

Little Messy Missy said...

I keep at least a dozen big fat hens in my back yard all the time!!! Bak bak bak!!!
xoxoxoxxo

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Henopause!!!!! That is the funniest thing I have ever heard of! Thanks for making me snort with laughter...loved the visit, loved the jokes! I still want chickens and if my husband ever reads this post, he's still building my hen hut!

Professor Chaos said...

KFC? Don't do it! that stuff'll kill ya! Oh, what the hell, you gotta die from something!

Riot Kitty said...

There is some kind of chicken spa in Eugene (hippy town) in my state. I'm not making this up.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Yum, I could go a Zinger Burger right now too.

barefootdharma said...

Woah...trying again - it's been so hard to comment here. Keeps telling me I've mistaken my identity.
Anyhoo - so cool for you!
I love meeting other bloggers!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh, this entire post is so hilarious. Henopause? LOL Really... that one had me on the floor.

Jim said...

LOL! I have also heard and witnessed actually the BIGGEST mosquitoes I have ever seen in good ole Winnipeg!!
Fun to 'catch up' with blogger friends, eh Debra?!

CraveCute said...

I'm 'cracking up' over these!

Magic Love Crow said...

You got me hungry for some KFC too! LOL! Excellent you got to meet up with another bloggin buddy! Busy girl you! Take Care ;o)

Samantha Stephens said...

I, too, dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned. LOL! Sounds like a fun time was had by all.

laughingwolf said...

that's a cock crossing the road, neither chicken nor hen...

as fur winterpeg: y're firgittin the skeeter airforce, come summer!

Snap said...

Sounds like a great time and chicken jokes -- yeehaaw!

dbs said...

Have you heard of Mike the Headless Chicken. No joke.

JACKIESUE said...

I'm thinking I have a whole chicken in the freezer..hmmm

Jeanne said...

How wonderful that you got to meet mrsduncanmahogany !!! And it sounds like the two of you were on the road to answering all those earthly questions that plague so many of us! :0)