Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's on my workbench....Thursday?

I know, I know - all you crafty critters out there are wanting to put me right: 'It's not What's on your workbench Thursday you twit - it's What's on your Workbench Wednesday'.  It alliterates see.'

Duh!

Now for all of you who are blissfully unaware of 'WOYWW', the short explanation is that skilled crafting bloggers take a snap, describe and publish what they're doing on, erm Wednesday. Hop over to wipso at a Stitch in Time and she'll fill you in and shorten your trousers while you're waiting.

Anyway, it's Thursday here and what's on my workbench? Nothing terribly crafty I'm afraid. This is the R-com Suro incubator that I am trying to get to grips with before loading with eggs. This is a test drive of sorts. The instructions are translated from the Korean and are only slightly better than pidgin english, consequently there is much room for misunderstanding - hence the trial period. I went to the website to see if the instructions were clearer there. Unfortunately not, its frantic layout was like a bustling oriental market place with images of delighted girls kissing chicks and iguanas and type faces of every size shape and colour. Too, too much. I resorted to pressing buttons and eventually activated the digital display to my liking - meaning the temperature and humidity are now constant and hopefully correct. It hums constantly and buzzes occasionally when the water pump kicks in to boost the humidity. I think we're about ready to roll...I'll collect another 4 eggs before loading up and then the fun will begin...

12 comments:

Pondside said...

I've shown this to The Great Dane - I think we might need one of those little machines!

Wipso said...

Wow...Impressive or what? I do hope you will keep us up to date with it's progress. I will just continue boiling mine for 3 minutes I think :-)
A x

Mrs Jones said...

I had no idea there was a What's on your workbench Wednesday!! I'll do one for next week then (note to self - better do something interesting that day, then!)

her at home said...

collected eggs this morning and we had 30 eggs so cold outside I thik all my girls can do to keep warm is lay eggs!! Good luck with incubator ours is far less sophisticated it involves a large fluffy mothery hen who goes for your fingers if you try adn steal her eggs!

rachel said...

That sounds fun, once you master the instructions, that is! I hope it works. You too can kiss chicks, and post photos of yourself doing this.....

I didn't know about Workbench Wednesday - I wonder if kitchen worktop would count?

Jennyta said...

I like the sound of that manic website! Can we have a link, please? ;)

Twiglet said...

Modern technology hey! Keep us updated - its really eggciting - sorry!!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

The responsibility of chicken owning !!
To nurture or scramble ?
P.S. Word verification is globad . Don't allow incubator to hear this .
Sonata .

Julia Dunnit said...

Wednesday,thursday - whenever - other people's desk are just soooo interesting! This takes me back - the incubator was so successful - lot so f luck with yours.
If you want lots to see your desk, leae a link at my blog next Weds - or next time you post a pic of your desk top!! I arrive dhere via Wipso, she described your writing very generously. And accurately.

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Good luck - we had an bright orange bubble thing for years - it was brilliant. Loved pipping day - we all did and would be sooooo excited next morning to find big fluffy chicks staring out at us

Cait O'Connor said...

That sounds like an impressive egg machine. I am not crafty so cannot join the Wednesday thing. Thank you for organising the get-together recently, it was a lovely day. I am still thinking of that gorgeous church and your lovely hills.

Fennie said...

Wow! a digital incubator. We had one many years ago, duck egg blue and made in Rotherham. Surprisingly it worked and we hatched chickens, partridge, pheasant and even quail eggs, though the hatchlings of the latter were so small (like bumble bees) that they kept falling through the slots in the tray and drowning themselves in the water tray beneath.
But a real miracle to see anything hatch in a machine. Like cooking - just more wonderful. Good luck!