Monday, July 10, 2006

St. Elmo's Fire, gargoyles and Silver Wyandottes

We'll start with something pretty. This is the beginning of a set I'm calling St. Elmo's Fire. I'm going to pick out colors from the )Raku) swirls and make a bead using each one. It's going to be pretty and Tina bought a bunch of the color changing beads (which some of us remember as mood beads) a few months ago.

This is one bracelet where they would make sense since no matter what color they are, they will match something in the main beads.

Then we have the turkeys - again!

Every evening around dusk, they come in and roost at the end of the pergola leading to the back door. The first time they did this, we weren't aware and when we turned around and looked at the entrance, it was like finding our own set of 11 gargoyles staring at us!

The one on this end doesn't seem to be too keen on the flash.

Somehow we got on the subject of chickens on Friday night and Bob immediately began researching them. He found some that look like these at a farm nearby and fell in love. This morning, he will be going to pick up 5 hens and a rooster - Silver laced Wyandotte.

Yep. More birds. These are really pretty and I'm thinking they might actually have some purpose for a change. Apparently, the rooster really doesn't make much difference as far as egg quality goes as long as you collect the eggs when they are fresh and if we decide we'd like to have some babies, bingo!

I must have a talk with brother Mark and his wife Pam, though, about mentioning any new animals...


Tina Sams said...

Yay!!! more animals! Did somebody say llama? I coulda sworn I heard something about a llama....

Zonnestraaltje said...

You really should do a documentary about those spooky turkeys of yours.