Saturday, July 16, 2011

... I watch the dog chase baby turkeys!

Yes we live in the woods and have turkeys and deers come around and harass my dogs. The other day I saw two momma turkeys with their baby turkeys. And I googled on what a baby turkey is called and according to one A baby turkey is called a poult, pronounced the same as the longer poultry. Who knew?Not me.
Well the family was near the breakfast room area (I think feeding on the flower seeds of our wildflower border along the driveway) when I saw them from the second floor (where I knit). I picked up Gizmo to let her see them from the window and she went nuts!!! Then once I put her down the two when straight down the stairs to get a closer look at the group, which was already on the otherside of the driveway. So I decided to let Gadget out to chase them and see how he would react. He is all bark and not bite (maybe some peeing when excited). Plus the babies are bigger and I know they can fly a bit to get away. So I open the door and get charges after these 'things' and they scatter and fly away but once they did that he got scared and ran back to the door. I laughed and went to open the door and he wanted to show off to me that he was not really scared and went off again to see where they went. Do not worry, no turkeys were harmed for my entertainment.
The interesting thing I found out about turkeys is that they can fly a bit and not just horizontally but vertically too. I saw one of the females in a tree about 20-30 feet up and she glided back down (not gracefully) to the ground and was calling her babies. I did not know they can get so far up a tree since they seem so big and clumsy.
The new game for the day! See picture below:

How many turkeys can you spot?
Let me know how many turkeys are in this picture. You may see more than I do.

Lastly onto the knitting. I took some progress pictures on projects and here they are

First is the Shetland Pi Shawl out of FiberCharmer's Alpaca Lace in Wisteria colorway

Close up of the lacework
Second is the Dragon Wing Shawl in Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Lace in the Fuschia colorway

Third is the Summer Shawl KAL which I am naming Ocean Leaves because of the yarn in Schaefer Yarns Anne (not sure what colorway). The colorway looks like ocean colors to me.

Lastly I decided to start some socks in yarn that I have had for a while and they are turning out great! I am excited about these since the yarn is self striping and beautiful colors. The pattern is from the Toe Up 2 at a Time Socks called Kid Stuff made out of Fibernymph Dye Works in the Marmaris colorway with two colored stripes.

That is all of the knitting. There has been some spinning and lots of project bags sewing going on in between.

Well that is all for now. Gots lots to knit on and have to get ready for the In-Laws coming down this coming weekend. Can't wait to spend some time with them. Have a great rest of the weekend and till next time Take Care and God Bless!

1 comment:

  1. I counted maybe 9 baby turkeys?

    those stripey socks look fun!