Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice!

Update:
Winter Solstice Chicken In A Pot
It's a store chicken.
Our chickens are fine and enjoying the sunshine.


Rice keeping warm on the top shelf.
Morgan's bowls below.

The barrel and wash tub
are full of paper kindling.

Want to see a Winter  Solstice Sun Tunnel? Click here.
APOD
Astronomy Picture Of The Day

Want to see a Winter/Summer Solstice Photo. Click here.
Taken with a pinhole camera.

No eggs.

Earlier:...
Oh boy, I have something to post about.

December 22 is the Winter Solstice!
Shortest day of the year!

To find an interesting YouTube video I typed
Winter Solstice in the search box
and then just for fun I typed in chicken.

Since this is a somewhat chicken oriented blog
I sometimes add chicken stuff to searches.

You never know... there might be something interesting? Nope...  So, I typed in Winter Solstice egg
... and who knew? ... not me, that's for sure, but
you are supposed to be able to balance an egg on its pointy end on the Winter Solstice.

Wow!
Balance an egg on its pointy end?

Well...
Yes and No

No: no because of what Snopes says here
and
Yes: because of this video.


Seems that you can balance an egg on its pointy end whenever you want.
The solstice doesn't have anything to do with the balance act.

The question now is... do I want to balance an egg on its pointy end?
Not tonight.

I'm going to take Morgan out and then go to bed.

The neighbor's burning rubbish has burned away.
No smoke outside tonight.
I really didn't like waking up last night
thinking the house was on fire.

Maybe there will be an egg in the morning?

Merry Christmas!


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December Quotes
My Favorite Quotations On Giving

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22 - I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this,
each year I live;
I always like the gift I get,
But how I love the gift I give!
~ Carolyn Wells


21 - Friendship is a precious gift.
To give at Christmas time.
A cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time.
~ unknown


Scroll down to posts below for more quotes.


Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

Lana at www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

Very interesting, I learned something new. I'd heard the same thing, so this puts it to rest.

Lana

diane b said...

That means our days are getting shorter.

Stevie Taylor said...

I am just hoping for eggs, whether I can balance them or not! The ladies usually kick back into laying after the solstice passes and the days start to lengthen. Let's hope I get more than 1 egg in the coop by Sunday!
Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

Bloody Frida said...

Happy Solstice my friend, and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Wow....that's pretty cool! I think we'll try that here in a few. I have my nieces and nephews today and they will LOVE this!

Blessings~
Laura

Michaele said...

This post just made me giggle. I do hope you get your egg : )