Yesterday, when I returned to my office, these where sitting on top of my paperwork.
How, what, and why..? C came in and told me he had found them in the back of the van, between bags of cement. What? That made no sense. By morning we had pieced a story together.
Monday, he had stopped at Home Depot to buy some Arbor Vitae and bags of cement for a job. Cheaper there than wholesale. A Sparrow (my guess a Chipping Sparrow) must have made her nest in one of them. Poor bird, imagine not only having your tree disappear, but also your nest with eggs. How distraught she must be. The trees were packed in the truck at a reclined angle, eggs rolled out and settled between the bags. Makes sense, but no less sad. I've checked the trees and haven't found any sign of a nest, but these birds are not good builders, at best their nests are flimsy.
I wrote the other day that I had purchased another Hardy spindle, and that I love it. I do. I haven't wanted to knit or to spin on anything else the past few days. It is a pleasure to spin, to look at and to hold. Barneswallow Farm's llama and silk fiber I bought to spin on it is no slouch either. It is very soft and beautifully carded. I have one small bobbin and another spindle almost ready to wind off.