I know I have not posted about the eagles but all 3 are here and growing by the hour. Every time mom gets up to feed them I swear they have grown. D18 and D19 are getting the gray which means the feathers are coming in and D20 is still small enough to know who he is. They are so cute and the variety of food brought in by dad is amazing. The other day he brought in a huge fish and most of the fish brought are so fresh mom has to stab them to keep them from flapping off the nest. They are so much fun and addictive to watch.
Happy Eagle Watching.
This morning at 9:18am D18 became official. We have seen peaks at the new eaglet mom and dad have brought into the world. If you are not watching the Decorah Eagles, get there now, the fun begins til end of June. You will become addicted. Now we wait for D19 and D20 to hatch.
So the lefties and Condi Rice (not sure why she is involved in this) have a new campaign to remove the word "bossy". Really do you have nothing else to complain about. How about we teach girls they can be anything they want by hard work while in school, determination, self esteem, etc. etc. etc. How about Beyonce not make those vile videos for those risque songs she has and teach girls how to be a lady and have some respect for themselves. Taking away the word bossy is not going to help them get a job or fulfill their dreams. Today in the Letters to the Editor there is some lefty wanting the paper to not print climate change deniers because (gasp) someone might actually believe a denier. Not only is she denying me my 1st amendment rights but isn't she being bossy as well. And aren't the same women telling us we should not use the word' indeed being bossy at the same time. Being bossy is telling someone what to do because they think they know what is best for you and you should just do what they want you to.
Seriously just stop with this crap, we have more important things to deal with, but as the left likes to do, shiny object over here while we finish transforming the country in the wrong way. I think I will find a way to be bossy this week.
I found this picture on facebook and thought it was perfect.
I have signed up for a new charity this year. They do have a facebook page. The group makes slippers for domestic abuse shelters across the US. You pledge to make so many slippers of different sizes and now they are accepting washcloths. I have pledged 2 so far, sent off my boxes last week. I am working on my third. If you have lots of yarn laying around that you are not sure what to do with, check them out and see if you want to join us. While a pair of slippers may not seem like much, remember some of these people leave their home with nothing, a pair of slippers is a start. It also lets them know someone out there cares. As I make each item I ask God to watch over them. I will post pictures later.
The wind is howling, it is bitter cold, below zero and mom laid her second egg a few hours ago. I got to watch her. It was fantastic. What am I talking about, the Decorah Eagles have the 2nd egg. The first one was laid Sunday evening and tonight we have #2. Will there be a third, if so tune in Saturday evening. Let the season begin. BTW don't bother me til July when they fledge cos I don't want to miss a minute of this excitement.
January was bitter cold but not much snow. The snow we are getting this year is powdery, no moisture which we really need. We had 3" over the weekend and another 8" yesterday on top of that. The problem living here is we can go a week with no sun and thus no melting. the city in their stupidity plowed the cul de sac leaving several neighbors stuck in their drives. I imagine today will be spent helping them dig out, I got my long johns, I'm ready.
I have been cleaning like a fool in my basement and the finished part is done, and the heater room is half done, so my goal of getting it done this winter is almost done. I have taken 3 car loads full of stuff for mom's church garage sale, so it is going to be put to good use.
This morning the little birds are out, 8 goldfinches and several house finches and juncos, I love the little birds.
I also got some lap robes done and made myself an carryall for my cross stich to put it away at night out of prying little paws. This bottle of dish soap has a sweater on.