Monday, September 29, 2014

She is Back

9-29-14 ~ Upade on Decorah's Four
She's Back!! Yep, just when we thought she was on her way to bluer skies, greener pastures, and starting her next chapter, Mz. FOUR made a return trip back to Decorah. As you recall from posts below, on 9-24 she took off and was at the Iowa/ Minnesota border. She ventured a bit futher on 9-25 and 9-26, before setting a new course back for home where she was spotted by Bob on Sunday 9-28.
Bob writes, " I set off on Sunday to locate our spec...ial eagle dubbed Four. The last reading before the satellite transmitter shut off on Saturday night put her approximately 1 mile SSW of the hatchery. I was getting a pretty strong telemetry reading in the same direction late this morning. I decided to set off on foot and track her down. As I was working my way along a mostly dried creek bed I saw an adult eagle that was on the ground. A minute or so later Four appeared flying directly over my head and landed very nearby in a small willow tree on the creek bank. She had little or no fear of me as I walked almost directly under her perch. I think there is a very good chance that the adult eagle she was hanging with was one of her parents as the hatchery was nearby."
So did she disperse? Was she on a fly-about? What's going on with our special girl? Amy has a great blog that may answer a lot of your questions at http://goo.gl/HKuYW1.
Robin was also in Decorah yesterday and as much as she tried to find out where she was, who she was with, what she ate, and why she came back ... Mz. FOUR didn't answer. We'll have some photos for you tonight of their visit so be sure to check back later tonight.

I Don't Speak The Language, But WOW

http://handmadekursytutoriale.blogspot.nl/2013/10/filcowanie-na-mokro-buciki.html

How cool are these and the work involved.  WOW just WOW

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Going Back To School

https://www.theloopyewe.com/sheri/2014/09/back-to-school-with-loopy-academy-and-a-giveaway

I have always loved school, I would be a professional student if someone paid my way or my bills.  My niece has recently gone back to school and I am envious.  I could do it but I do not have the time nor do I want to deal with the teachers like what she has to endure, truly people who should never be a teacher ever no matter what.

So I am attending the Loopy Ewe Academy which you can read about on the blog.  I am entering my Fall Freshman year with a cowl, mittens, and a hat.  Follow me as I post my homework which all 3 projects are due December 31.  I have started the cowl in Baker University and Halloween colors.  How cool is it that my university and my car (black with orange dash) have the same colors as my fav day of the year.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

D20 Update


9-27-14 ~Update on Decorah Juvenile Mr. Soar

We don't have a current photo for you ... (the folks at Saving Our Avian Resources are very busy with patients and new intakes) ... but we love this photo of Kay holding Mr. Soar for a field examination on the day he was rescued in Decorah.  

Kay writes, " The Decorah juvenile eagle admitted June 2014 is still considered a patient even though paperwork has been submitted to the US Fish & Wildlife Service requesting this eagle be transferred from the rehabilitation permit to the eagle education permit. We’ve not heard back yet from USFWS. We will hear back from them when we hear back from them. This juvenile eagle is stable and continues to be a good patient… eating, bathing, preening, and climbing up a branch ladder to a perch." 

At this point we don't know any more than what has been stated above, but we know he is adapting to his new life and is in the best care possible.  Our thanks to Kay and all the crew at S.O.A.R for the excellent care they give to all their patients.  We also thank Cynthia Hansen for the photo.

You can scroll down these threads for all the updates about Mr. Soar since he was found injured, and the surgery on his broken wing.  The traumatic break was very close to the shoulder joint, and while normally it is helpful to have a calcium deposit build up to foster bone growth, in his case it is impacting his ability to move the shoulder joint to fly.  He will continue his rehab and physical therapy and will become an Education Eagle under S.O.A.R.'s permit.


9-27-14 ~Update on Decorah Juvenile Mr. Soar
We don't have a current photo for you ... (the folks at Saving Our Avian Resources are very busy with patients and ...new intakes) ... but we love this photo of Kay holding Mr. Soar for a field examination on the day he was rescued in Decorah.
Kay writes, " The Decorah juvenile eagle admitted June 2014 is still considered a patient even though paperwork has been submitted to the US Fish & Wildlife Service requesting this eagle be transferred from the rehabilitation permit to the eagle education permit. We’ve not heard back yet from USFWS. We will hear back from them when we hear back from them. This juvenile eagle is stable and continues to be a good patient… eating, bathing, preening, and climbing up a branch ladder to a perch."
At this point we don't know any more than what has been stated above, but we know he is adapting to his new life and is in the best care possible. Our thanks to Kay and all the crew at S.O.A.R for the excellent care they give to all their patients. We also thank Cynthia Hansen for the photo.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's That Time Again

I was at work at my desk, the phone rang, I recognized the number of one of my friends who played hookey that day. I thought he was calling to rag on me that he was home and I was at work.  The first words out of his mouth was go get the Manager and turn on the TV.  Why I asked, because something awful has happened to us. He briefly told me what happened, so I ran to the  manager's office and told him we had to turn on the TV.  We went to the conference room and turned it on. I could not believe what we were watching, word began to spread because when you work for the government, well word spreads like wildfire.  We all watched and waited.  We were sent home for the day and the next day.  Life as we knew it was over, when we came back the security was ramped up and never quit.  The current administration has no idea what happened to us as a country because they perpetuate the hate that the terrorists spew on us.  Evidence of the speech given last night where the first thing out of his mouth was I got Bin Laden.  He is so far over his head; he doesn't have a clue nor does he care.  His purpose is to destroy America not keep us safe. 

My friends turned me on to Sarah Hoyt, today her post made me tear up thinking of how far down the rabbit hole we have gone under this current WH.  http://accordingtohoyt.com/2014/09/11/tonight-im-mewed-up-to-my-heaviness/#comments

I keep hearing something is going to happen today or tomorrow or soon.  Be safe out there and remember we are the best country in the world, when we are gone, the world is gone. 

Monday, September 08, 2014

RIP Mr Cathy

Mr Chick Fil A died during the night, he was 93.  I just want to say thank you for creating one of my fav places to eat and standing by your beliefs. 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Candy Corn

It is candy corn season.  Come on you know you love the sugary candy that coats your teeth in sugar.  Now it comes in various flavors which are all good.  I found this website and she crochets items of clothing in candy corn colors.  How cute are these?

http://www.theslantedlife.blogspot.com/2014/09/candy-corn-crochet.html

Friday, September 05, 2014

I WON!

I was reading my newsfeed on facebook and noticed a post with my scarf. Hey that is my scarf and there is my name and oh look I won first place at the Irish Fest scarf contest.  I get a gift certificate at a yarn store.  MORE YARN!.  HOOTIE HOO>  So next year I get to enter in the Master's contest since I won this year.  Thank you judges for picking my scarf.

Bad News that is Good News

9-5-14 ~ Update on Mr. SOAR
Our Decorah Juvenile Fledgling saw Dr. Dirks on Wed. Sept. 3rd, and he has confirmed that our Mr. SOAR will not be able to fly or to be released in the wild. He has a calcified lump at the break site near the shoulder, and while normally a calcium deposit is to be expected in bone regrowth, it's too close to the joint and he is not able to move his wing. His wing does not droop, but he is also not able to move it. The other trauma that he had was... the loss of tail feathers from some unknown prey that was trying to catch him. Those feathers are coming in but that also is a very slow process. At this point there are still obstacles he will need to overcome and adapt to as he gets stronger, and we will all be on this journey together with him and continue to provide every update as is released. We're a little short staffed today, but if you have questions, we'll try to answer as soon as we can.
All of us at RRP have been blessed to have Mr. SOAR in the expert care of Saving Our Avian Resources (S.O.A.R). They have given him, and every patient at their facility the very best care and while we all may have been hoping for a different outcome, our little guy had two big traumas, and we need to remember that sometimes miracles are given in a different way than we hoped. He is alive, and he will make a wonderful Decorah Education Eagle. A reminder that the S.O.A.R. facility is a rehab hospital and not a wildlife or raptor visitor center. It is not open to the public, and in fact it violates their federal permit to do so.
Please read the entire note that S.O.A.R. has shared here for a better understanding of his circumstances. As always your kind thoughts have helped buoy all of us in this process, and we would also like to thank everyone that has sent in donations to S.O.A.R. to help with expenses for Mr. SOAR and for the other raptors in their care.
Our deepest thanks to Kay, Dr. Dirks, and everyone at S.O.A.R.