When does it end? These poor birds may be pondering that question. They have made it through Thanksgiving and at least one hunting season. If you look closely, you will see that they are turkeys--about 50 of them altogether in what is left of the cornfield on the other side of the fence around our yard. You can see six fairly clearly in the picture, perhaps more if you enlarge it. We seeing them virtually every day, but especially in the morning during dog walks. Some mornings they are down by the pond (when we come upon them there, they generally fly--it is almost heart stopping when they startle us, they are so big. They have to run and flap their wings like crazy to get airborne.) When they are in the cornfield they generally turn tail and run into the woods. A couple of toms generally stay back as a rear guard. When most of the turkeys are in the woods, they will fade backwards into the woods as well. They are truly beautiful and we have been enjoying them this winter. We had to take this picture from inside the house--otherwise, just a blur.
Well, I have already fallen off my resolutions and I really didn't have many--(1) Try to be a better person, keep up with reading and learning and at the same time have more patience, sympathy, understanding (This, or something like it should be on everyone's list.) (2) Keep to my exercise routine on a regular basis (Is this really part of #1?) (3) Pick up some of the UFOs (unfinished objects) stuck in closets or bins, (4) Do a better job keeping up with the blog.
I have been sorely amiss with the blog, so if I want to redeem myself, I need to get with it. Maybe, I can make up for missing two weeks. I have no excuse.
I have picked up two UFOs and am making progress on them. My goal was to finish one a month this year. There is hope that I can finish one this month--possibly, if I work really hard--two. BUT, I have conflicts. First, I got my beautiful Suri Alpaca yarn back from the mill. 36 pounds in total. Half in light sport weight the other half in light worsted. It is very tightly spun and on cones, but just gorgeous so of course I started a new sweater with it and have about 4 inches on the back. Second, I got my collage needle for January (the first of the needle of the month club). It is a lovely red size 5 and I am chomping at the bit to start anew project with a size 5 needle. I probably won't be able to help myself. Maybe, something in silk!!! Hmm! Maybe if I commit to showing a picture of a completed UFO each month?
Does shoveling out the chicken house, or Alpaca pen count for exercise? I hope so, cause if it does, I am good on resolution 2.
I have read 4 and a half books since January 1. Will that help at least as a learning piece of 1.?
Pictures are of the boys and the yarn!