Okay, nine days between posts probably isn't ideal. ;-)
Things feel very "whirlwindy" lately. I went down to Wilton a couple days before Christmas and stayed til a couple days after New Years. And in the middle of that I went to San Diego for a few days. It was really great to see family and friends. Kind of extra great, since I live up here in boonieville now and don't see people as often. But it made for a whirlwind couple of holidays!
I'm really trying to keep my nose to the grindstone and my eyeballs to the microscope, I have a LOT to get done right now. I'll be exhibiting at the Firearms Engravers Guild of America show in Reno at the end of this month, and also giving a presentation about scrimshaw while I am there. No pressure or anything. (OMG!) Still working on that, and a couple new things. I'm SUPER EXCITED to finally see, in person, the completed Greatest Generation Project, and I'm SUPER EXCITED that it was published on the cover of the last Engraver magazine. Yay! :-D
There are also quite a lot of poultry shows coming up in the next two months. I moved a bunch more birds up here earlier this month. Still six more pens to go, but I now have almost all the birds here and can start to think about what to sell and what to keep. I do anticipate listing birds for sale on the website and facebook page next week, though I still need to take photos of everything.
I'm thinking that if I make the blog a wider format, I may be able to blog "on the fly" a little better via the blogger phone app. I do post more stuff on Facebook than I do here. It's easier, it requires less steps, I don't have to be at the computer using the slow internet to do it. We'll see. Updating the website is more important, and I think I figured out a way to do that pretty painlessly.
It's been pretty cold up here this winter. There are more cows now, the guy who leases the land for grazing cows brought over a bunch more of them last month, and they should all start calving very soon. That'll be exciting! You know, because they're not mine and I don't have to do anything with them! I see deer all the time. Haven't seen that white Red Tailed Hawk for months, maybe it just passed through and moved on. Too bad, that was a cool bird.
Well, my pointy-eared orange roommate says it's time to go to bed, and I think he's got the right idea. I'll leave you with a pretty sunset pic from yesterday though!