So, this is happening. Or rather, has been happening for a few weeks now. When we added a drake last year, Adelaide (and well, maybe all of us) were hoping some ducklings would appear this year. Stellaluna - everyone's favorite duck - has decided to take the task on herself, and it's been a fascinating process so far - watching her and then reading about what it is that she is so instinctually doing. Like covering the clutch of eggs with feathers to protect them while she takes one of her brief breaks.And the 'brood patch' of down that she plucked from her own belly to keep the eggs warmer (through direct contact with her skin). So fascinating, these little but very big things. We're excited to see what happens next. She's very close we think to the 31 day incubation period ending, so it could be anytime.
That is happening too. A little bit of a library reorganization was desperately in need. Someone came to me last week complaining that we had no colored pencils. And that's like saying, well, like saying we have no yarn. Or fabric. Or sheep. You get the idea. It wasn't that we didn't have any, it's just that they were nowhere and EVERYWHERE to be found. A jar here and a jar there, a dozen stuffed in the couch cushions, two dozen under each bed, and on and on. Adelaide's cart (Raskog by IKEA) for her most-used crafts is working out so well at corralling those things in her bedroom, I decided to give the same thing a try in the library. So far, so good. No one can claim we have no colored pencils. Or scissors (I counted 21.)
The wildflowers are off the hook right now. That is all I have to say about that. I'm so happy.
And, I'm off! Just as soon as I decide which knitting project to bring (priorities, you know), I'm out the door for the Newport Folk Festival! I'll be staffing a booth for Taproot in the Quad area of the festival. If any of you happen to be headed there yourselves, please do come say hi! I've always wanted to attend this festival and am so glad to be there this year. Check out the lineup. Seriously amazing - so many very old favorites of mine, and so many new favorites too (thanks to Ezra who set me up with a playlist of all the Newport artists a few weeks ago and pointed me a to a few he thought I'd like. My own personal DJ - so handy). I'm not sure what my connection will be while away, but I do hope to pop in and say hello from Newport.
Until then....wishing you and yours a lovely day!