Michaelmas Day and the birth of a Singer sewing machine


So Michaelmas Day has been and gone.  We didn’t have a pig to kill, but hurrah we did manage to get all the hens into lay by then, so we still haven’t found out what happens if you don’t.  It’s probably as well.

Actually it’s a bit silly saying that we got them into lay, because of course they did it all by themselves.  It was a bit touch and go with Dyllis though, but she finally got it together with two days to spare.  She’s very much her own hen is Dyllis.  A strange bird indeed.


Here’s a link to a film which you might like to take a look at.  It’s a pity we can’t see all 70 minutes of it anywhere, and it would have been nice to see the bit we can see at the proper speed, but even so we found these clips fascinating.  We’re still wondering how many sets of decals that girl used to put on per shift, and how long it took her to get up to speed.

And in case you’re wondering, “c/u” in the text on that page is close-up, and “gvs” is general views.

Have a nice weekend, folks.


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