Our Weird and Wonderful series is on hiatus, and things have gotten back to normal at Gallivance. It was a fun series for us, and we’re happy to have provided an excuse for our readers to stray off the straight and narrow.
Strangely, and unexpectedly, one of the more popular posts was the quail, chicken, and ostrich egg post. UK-born Kiwi and blogging buddy Fiona over at Mistynites, provided a story and photo that seemed a perfect add-on to our post: her avian adventures on a visit to an ostrich ranch in South Africa.
Had I known the details in advance, Fiona would have been the perfect consultant for my post. As a part of a South African Odyssey she did all things ostrich. She feasted on an ostrich egg brekkie every day …
… enjoyed ostrich meat on the barbie, watched a couple of hatchlings debut …
… and the funniest and most fun of all – rode an ostrich (color me envious).
“Ostrich riding is much like sitting on a large feather cushion with a large joystick as a control. Bending the neck left turns it left, right turns it right, and pulling it back makes it stop. Their long sinewy necks are so flexible that they can bend them round in all sorts of angles, something which you need to be very aware of with the males when it comes to avoiding bites from an amorous bird.” –Fiona the Ostrich Wrangler
So a big shout out and thanks to Fiona. Her adventures on the ostrich ranch were part of her South African Odyssey post, which will make you want to find the nearest airport and zip off to South Africa.
BTW, this post will officially close the ostrich egg topic because I’ve totally eggs-hausted my supply of egg puns.
2. Lip Kee Yap via Wikimedia Commons
3. Fischchen via Wikimedia Commons
4, & 5. Fiona Gilston (MistyNites) © 2015
6. Tony Wills via Wikimedia Commons