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Buddy the Owl December 6, 2016

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3 weeks ago, I was heading home from work, and decided to swing by to check on the Parental Units, when I found this guy sitting in the middle of the road. it didn’t  take long to figure out the poor guy was in distress. I called Fellow Mortals Animal Rescue Hospital and they urged me to contain the animal quickly and they’d come get it.

I quickly ran over to the folks’ where I enlisted Dad’s help in securing a largish tote to use as a container. We got back to find the owl had hopped through a wrought iron fence and was huddled under a deck in a neighbor’s back yard. I was able to get past the gate,  where I could sneak up and capture the bird. I got the injured owl in the bin, and carried it up to my car.

A Tech from Fellow Mortals Animal Rescue Hospital met up with us about 10 minutes later and did a quick assessment on the spot.  It’s a Great Horned, male, he’s got 2 fractures in his wing, an injured eye. The tech promised to take good care of him  and update us when they had any news.

Last week I got a letter from them, stating our Buddy is still critical but alive and that’s a good thing 🙂

Updates to follow, I hope 🙂

Update 3/3/2017….RIP Buddy…

Fly free, Brave Warrior. You fought the good fight, now you are truly free. 

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Misty Poodle Days August 7, 2011

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Took a ride out to Kutter H-D to pick up a Sportster Blvd. sign, a complimentary gift with purchase, and got to meet some really nice people heading to Sturgis rally next week. One guy wanted to buy Igor a t-shirt but Dad declined; Igor won’t even wear hos Harley hankie.
On the way back, we ran into some sporadic cloudbursts, and saw a couple bikes pulled over waiting it out under a tree. I was glad I didn’t take Stwlla June, we’da got soaked.
The rain held off in our area until about an hour after we got home.

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Igor had a riot running in and out of the rain,
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then the mist caught his eye.

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The rain moved on, the sky cleared up, and the sun shone bright again. Most likely there was a rainbow somewhere outside of town, but what a view from here

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On The Wing July 13, 2011

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Wondering if it is ok to take Stella out, I found this Eastern Screech Owl feather in the front yard this morning…

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Some Native American cultures believe that receiving an owl feather is not to be taken lightly and should be considered a warning to the recipient. Although I prefer to be gifted a hawk feather, I deeply respect Owl, and will proceed with caution.

Hats off to the Blizzard of 2011! February 9, 2011

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Last week’s storm was one for the books – we got a total of 18 inches. I finally got a cell phone pic downloaded.

This was taken from our bedroom window. The curtain partially detached itself from the gutter today. Luckily, DD20 wasn’t standing or parked under it.

Last night, I finished Baby Rhonda’s #2 birthday pressie: The Froggy Hat!

DH got such a big kick out of it, he played with taking pics of it for the rest of the evening!

The Froggy Hat is my adaptation of Meow! by Adrienne Enriquez

I’m hoping teh Frog fits;  I will get Baby Mommy to send a pic of the hat in action soon!

These are next on my list of to-do’s, for Easter:

Marshmallow Bunnies Socks by Debra Baker

Marshmallow Bunnies Socks by Debra Baker

I wanted to join the #silentwriters on Twitter last night, but DH had other plans, which included pestering the carp out of me.

I was hoping to have an hour of  uninterrupted silence with which to blog. It wasn’t going to happen, and this was the end-result of my evening. And nope, I did not get to blog.

Looks like a Frazzle-tini is in order!

Hats Off to The Blizzard of 2011! February 9, 2011

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This storm was one for the books- we got a total of 18 inches. I finally got a cell phone pic downloaded.


This was taken from our bedroom window. The curtain partially detached itself from the gutter today. Luckily, DD20 wasn’t standing or parked under it.

Last night, I finished Baby Rhonda’s #2 birthday pressie: The Froggy Hat!

DH got such a big kick out of it, he played with taking pics of it for the rest of the evening!

The Froggy Hat is my adaptation of Meow! by Adrienne Enriquez

I’m hoping teh Frog fits;  I will get Baby Mommy to send a pic of the hat in action soon!

Love is in the Air March 18, 2010

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We have a pair of red-tail hawks that have been hanging around our neck’o the woods again. We think they are planning to nest again, this will be the second time in 3 yrs.DH has been watching them do the mating ritual: circle over the house, then fly into one another and tumble headlong toward earth before pulling apart to fly in opposite directions before resuming the courtship dance all over again.

Last year, we don’t have a clue where they ended up, but it was kinda nice to have a break from chicklettes for one summer. Those nestlings can get aweful mouthy as they get older, constantly harassing the parents for food-the poor mom and dad work non-stop to feed two fledglings until they boot them out. BUT it doesn’t stop there-once the fledglings are out of the nest, they hop from one tree to the next, all the while screeching at the mom, dad or anyone who will listen~

We got a good shot of one 2 summers ago-a Gal Pal of mine named him Rio. He was sitting on top of our T.V. tower, and wasn’t one bit concerned that he had just knocked off one of the tines on the antennae with his bulk.
He remained there a good 10 minutes before heading off to find a parent to harass.

Hawklette - Rio

Seeing him up there, staring down at us, was a bit unnerving, to say the least. Notice the missing tine extension from the right bar, third from top. He had managed to knock that off into a nearby tree.

We hope to see a nest started very soon.

The Woods Are Alive With The Sounds of Birdies! March 16, 2010

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Last night was just a taste of what we saw today. As we took the recycle and trash pins to the street, I mentioned to DH how the woods smelled so good and almost sweet with the perfume of the black locusts, even though they are nowhere near to budding, yet. It was a clean smell, not the nasty rot of late Fall. It felt good to be outside without a coat on.

This morning, as I was letting Igor out to potty, I stood on the front porch with DD19, and we both listened to the cacaphone of sounds from the trees-birds of every species seemed to have arrived, virtually overnight. A robin buzzed overhead, while the flickers cackled hilariously in the trees above us.

On the way back from town, we saw two beautiful, yet frightening sights;  we barely missed a Mourning Cloak Butterfly as we neared our house.


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Before we left, DH spotted a Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly in our Shed Garden, and I mentioned how early it was for them to return, almost too soon I thought. If it snows later this week, it may not amount to anything, but I have this incredible urge to go out and hang the Hummer Feeders; I have a feeling they aren’t far from returning.

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A friend in GA says she just saw a pair pf Baltimore Orioles on their way out. They will migrate north to the Eastern states, and some will end up in our area, but not for another 4-6 weeks, according to past notes I’ve jotted in my Field guide.

I’ve finished Hunter’s Camo Hat. I really like the Red Heart Super Saver colorway, “Camouflage” and glad I bought extra-I’m thinking about what to cast on next-perhaps a vest for myself?

Hunter’s Camo Hat
From Little Turtle Knits, the Mary Jane’s Pithy Hats : Elizabethtown Hat Pattern
Back to work, Pithy you lather~ LOL!

Spring, Love, and Sandhill Cranes in the Air! March 6, 2010

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Today I went for a walk with the next-door neighbor, and as we turned a bend of the road, I heard a most welcome sound:  the Sandhill Cranes returned to Elkhorn, WI, announcing, “I’m back, baby I’m back!” It was a welcome sound and a sure sign spring is officially here! Let the celebration begin!!

Sandhill Crane parents and chick, Aug. 2009

I began the day early, as usual.  I didn’t have to worry about a shower, so I putzed a little, then sat down to work on my Mary Jane’s Pithy hat and got it finished and off the needles~#5 is completed.

Mary Jane's Pithy Hat

I’ll be going to Ben Franklin Crafts next week to get some Red Heart 971 – Camouflage worsted for a hat for my Grandson, Hunter. DH saw it last time we were there for their Grand Opening, and he liked it enough to tell me about it on the way home. A good reason to go back!

Red Heart 971 – Camouflage
I got caught up in a movie later this morning,  Chance of a Lifetime, with Betty White (LOVE HER) and Leslie Neilson, Ed Begley, Jr. If you are in the mood for a Romantic Comedy, then definitely check it out. I am so glad I watched it-it was a Hallmark moment, I teared up a couple times. I’m sentimental that way 😀
I’m needing to start a new project, must go contemplate while I post project updates in Ravelry~
Ciao!
Me

Woodland Ferns and Lace for E~ December 11, 2009

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….on a snowing Sunday afternoon, Winter fell with a THUD…

I finished E’s doily and it’s all blocked and ready to go~ this is one of my favorites, quick and easy~

Woodland Ferns and Lace for E~

Pattern from South Maid Book 364, Special Doilies For Special Times

I whipped together a little Christmas Poinsettia Coaster to throw in for someone special.


Poinsettia Coaster

Pattern:  Whirlwind by Shobha Govindan, Leisure Arts #2395, Thread Coasters to Crochet

Leisure Arts #2395, Thread Coasters to Crochet

We got slammed late Tuesday night with a Winter Storm that covered the entire Midwest~5.5 inches fell in the first 4 hours, and kept falling through the night.

I watched the birds at the feeders, glad to have had the foresight to put out seed for them this year.

The Winter of Feast or Famine

A Tufted Titmouse braved the onslaught of Juncos for his place at the feeder, while a Chipping Sparrow and fellow Junco rummaged on the new-fallen snow, kicking about to uncover buried treasures.

It may be while before I can lay peanuts out on the rails for the Blue-jays and Flickers~

Winter revisits the Tree Fort

back to reality, we only have 15 days until Christmas~that means I only have one weekend left to bake, and get packages ready to mail out ~YIKES!

my head hurts, it’s been crazy-busy here. Phone rings several times a day, customers checking on orders, making last-minute changes, additions, etc. I love this time of year,  but I’ll be glad when we can slow down and go into Hibernation Mode.

Sleep has been elusive, but I will welcome it tonight~

G’night!

Bluejays at my Tree Fort May 8, 2009

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Bluejay

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Bluejays love thier peanuts lightly salted 🙂

He could have them all to himself if he didn’t call in the whole Fam-Damily!!!!

Bluejay

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The Backup Brigade arrives~