Just when I was about to check off winter for 2012, we turned the February page back on the calendar and somehow, by displaying March, kick started what remains of winter. (omg, I can hear it.. she's put up more turkey pictures!)
It has gone SO fast.. January was spectacular for hikling in the woods. No snow. Most of you know this. Eventually, I'll populate posts with some of the pictures from those afternoons, poking around in my sneakers, in January, in New England. The last weekend in January, there was the annnual (it has gotten to be annual for me..) spinning retreat in Wareham, MA. All play, relaxation, spinning, walking and eating. Without the usual ice and snow cover, I was able to expand my walks into the woodlands abutting the salt marshes. It was a good change. Most days, I was getting the year end stuff done for the business(es), dyeing yarn, skeining yarn, labeling yarn and doing what it takes to get ready for shows. There were two coming up in February, the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and the NETA Spa in Maine. Both, FUN! Believe me, getting ready took most of my time. The days sped on by. We are so easily entertained. Mornings start with turkeys, and afternoons end about the same way. As I type this, there must be over 40 birds pecking at what's left of the seed that I threw out for them an hour or so ago.
The cats don't mind the turkeys and the turkeys are much to busy minding each other to care about a couple cats. With all the warm weather, it was getting a bit randy with the rafter, lots of displayed tail feathers, red reds, hot headed arguments, and a general one upmanship of the toms. The snow seems to have slowed it down. Winter, remember?
Time to post this. There's a bit of action I want to watch. It is getting darker and the 'boys club' has arrived ( a group of 12 toms, all huge and very beautiful, the head council, whatever). What they say, goes.
Maybe I should have titled this post How I Spent My Winter, or Easily Amused. But hey.. millions watch the Decorah eagles.
ps. I could have shown you show pics...
pps. Ocellata is a turkey colorway offered in Super Sock 416.