Thursday, March 05, 2015

Is that a Bloom?

It is March so that means my aloe vera must be blooming again.  Crazy thing they aren't supposed to bloom in the house and it does not really get any sun either but it does grow like crazy.  This was given to me by a friend and it was one stalk about 4" high, I think it likes my house.


Sunday, March 01, 2015

Nothing To Eat Here

The ladies were up again last night, 9 does. Aren't they pretty and oh so tasty as well.  I feel bad for them cos they are hungry but I don't have anything to feed them.  They finally meandered up the street in search of who knows what.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Who Needs Some Cheer?

I started these on Thursday.  They are done on Saturday.  What is one to do when it is dark, cold, snowing, and the wind is howling.  Start the DVR'ed TV and get some yarn.  I needed something bright and cheery.  I was going to give these away but I am gonna be selfish and keep them myself. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Welcome D23

This season I was privileged to see mom lay all 3 eggs.  What a sight to see, nature at it's finest.  So I present D21, D22, and D23.  About Palm Sunday we shall be on pip watch.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prison Ward Socks

These are the socks for Loopy Ewe spring semester striped project.  I just did a plain vanilla recipe with an afterthought heel and star toe.  I wonder who these could be for?

D22

D22 arrived Saturday at 7:01 pm,  I also got to see mom lay this egg.  She did not give us a peek so no confirmation til early in the morning.  Today dad is on the nest and getting snowed on, mom brought him lunch.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Phillippe Lapin

Once you have done one of these patterns the next one goes much quicker.  Phillippe is done.  Now to figure out more clothes or a blanket for them or?????


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Eagle Eggs

Thinking about "Egg Rolls" today?
Let's learn and/or refresh our memories about eagle eggs...
[Illustration [below] from “Bird’s Eggs” by Michael Walters]
How Many Eggs do Bald Eagles Lay & What's to come......
[Info. from Hancock Wildlife Foundation]

Number of Eggs Laid: Average 2 per nest.
Eagles can lay only one egg but can also lay three eggs and there are some rare records of 4 eggs being laid.
Incubation Period: 35 days.
Most eagles only lay a single clutch of eggs. Each egg is laid about 3 days apart and incubation, the process of the eagles sitting on the egg to bring up the eggs' temperature, starts with the laying of the first egg. The eggs take almost precisely 35 days to hatch. Since the incubation starts from the time the first egg is laid, this means that the eggs hatch 3 days apart.
Both the male and female bald eagle will incubate the eggs however the female bird, being much larger, takes the longer incubation periods overnight or during cold storms. It is believed that her larger body weight gives her more endurance.
A second clutch of eggs, of usually only 1 or 2 eggs, can be laid if the first clutch is lost within the first week or possibly two weeks of the first egg being laid.
Egg Turning:
The eggs are rolled over by either parent about every hour to 2 hours during the incubation period. The purpose of this roll is to make sure that the lighter yolk does not rise to the egg surface and the delicate blood vessels that cover the yolk touch and stick to the shell surface, killing the developing chick.
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Shower Pucks

I just found this on facebook, think I might make some up and try them out.  Spring allergies are just around the corner.

DIY VICKS SHOWER PUCKS
1 Cup Baking soda
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/3 - 1/2 Cup Water
2 - 3 tsp Vicks vapor rub
Heat water enough to melt vicks in. Add in baking soda and cornstarch and mix into a thick paste, if you need to, add more water.
Line a muffin tin with paper cups, fill each cup about half way with mixture.
Let dry overnight. Remove from paper cups when discs are hard and store in an airtight container.
To use simply drop a puck in the bottom of your shower.