Turkeys and Trees

Posted by mrssmythe on March 5, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Week in Review |

The turkeys are back!

Here you can see them (if you look closely) walking in a line behind our back fence.

I was reading with the windows open the morning they arrived. They were making noises that I thought, at first, were coming from the chickens. But, the noises weren’t exactly like the ones the chickens make, so I decided to investigate. Turns out, the whole flock was out for a stroll, passing through our yard on its way to a neighbor’s.

They didn’t show much interest in our chickens, but several of them did stop for scratch the chickens had missed.

In crafting news, I made excellent progress on the Fireside Throw this past week. So much progress, in fact, that I lost my place and ended up crocheting and joining 11 extra hexagons. Once I realized my mistake, it was an easy fix, but it did slow me down.

The blanket continues to be an animal magnet.

In fact, within minutes of laying it out to photograph its pre-border appearance, Manny arrived.

I probably would have been okay if I hadn’t timed my photo shoot for the moment when the mail arrived. Still! I wish he’d show more respect.

I’ve chosen a nice teal for the border.

And, with that taken care of, I’ll only face the monumental task of weaving in all those loose ends.

(Ugh! This is the only thing I don’t like about working with so many colors.)

I’ve given myself a week to complete the task. We’ll see….

Meanwhile, the chickens had some excitement yesterday in the form of a fallen tree.

This was the combined result of natural tree decay (the tree had been dead for some time) and a very windy weekend.

Isn’t that a close call? I’m so glad the tree didn’t fall on the chicken coop! Or the chickens!!

As you can see, we have a bit of clean up to do. I’m waiting for the weather to warm up a bit. It’s been freezing here lately! March definitely came in like a lion.

And, finally, a little light-hearted something to close this post…

That’s an interchangeable Captain America action figure head. Pepper found that it – and others like it – make admirable finger puppets. Who knew?

From the dining room table, wishing you many such light-hearted moments in the coming week,

Mrs. Smythe

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  • Amy says:

    Oh, geez. Turkeys. I don’t really love ’em.

    Good luck with your loose ends. Although, as usual, I’m a day late and a dollar short. You may be finished by now . . . in which case, congratulations! 🙂

  • Grandma M says:

    Thanks, I needed a laugh. Glad the chickens are OK

    • mrssmythe says:

      Happy to supply some humor. 🙂

      • Ann Marie says:

        The throw is stunning! Weaving in the ends IS a monumental tedium! You have the right approach – go at it with gusto and a deadline.

        • mrssmythe says:

          Thank you, Ann Marie! I worked a bit this morning while I drank my coffee. I’ll just keep chipping away at those ends. I keep telling myself they’ll have to be finished at some point, right?

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