Friday, January 01, 2016

Clean Slate

Really every day gives us one, to use as we will, and to think of as we choose to think.

However, today marks the official one.

This morning at 1:30 AM I was greeted by this little horse on the dining room table when I came downstairs. Last crochet project for Becky for 2015, and boy has she come a long way since she started this craft. Isn't he a cutie?

First bird for 2016 was a Northern Flicker, which is at least a little more glamorous than last year's starling.

We managed as a family to tally 84 species on the farm this year, four over the goal I set myself. No goal yet for this year, but already several species, including American Robins, are listed, and I have only gone outside to walk the pups.

Guess my most exciting bird for last year was actually a pair, Upland Sandpipers, and by all evidence they nested here, which is a nice bonus.

Anyhow, enjoy your day, and Happy New Year from Northview. I'm going to get out and click up some birds.


A. Montgomery said...

The little horse is indeed cute. Becky has come a long way in crochet. Love the little animal she gave me for Christmas. Can I eat the candy canes?
Love Mom & Dad
We were going to Matt and Lisa's for dinner, but he called and it is snowing hard up there, so discretion being the better part of valor we are staying home and eating left over pizza.
Have a Happy New Year!

lisa said...

I love her, she is so cute! I told Becky I wanted one! Tell the family, Happy New Year!

Terry and Linda said...

Becky has some real talent there!

Happy New Year!


Cathy said...

That horse is adorable! You've got enough "cuteness" there at Northview to melt snow. Is that why we haven't got any ? :)
I just can't get over the great birds you've had there. Totally, wonderfully awesome.
Happy New Year!

Ed said...

Happy New Year and a belated Merry Christmas. :-)

threecollie said...

Mom, enjoy the candy canes, they were just to decorate the critter. Love you!

Lisa, I can't decide where to put Happy New Year

Linda, I am so enjoying watching her create things. Happy New Year, and thanks

Cathy, oh, how I wish it would melt snow. lol. I am so not a winter person. Guess the kids saw hundreds of snow geese up in Glen yesterday. By the time they spotted them it was too dark to go chasing photos, but maybe another day. Happy New Year

Ed, thanks, and back at you!