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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Bird Count- Saxtons River VT

I joined the Christmas Bird Count here in Saxtons River on Saturday. It was a cold day, about 15 people headed off in various directions to cover the most territory. The highlight for me was a flock of 10 snow buntings. My team had a total of 29 species and 540 birds. The total for Saxtons River was 58 species and 5827 birds. Also notable was a long-eared owl, heard but not seen. This is the 110th Christmas Bird Count but only my first but I'll be doing it again next year. Totally fun!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Easy last minute scarf with button

This is a really easy scarf to knit and it uses yarn leftover from your knitting projects! I made it for my sister with yarn from a sweater I made for her. You use big needles, size 15 and double strands of bulky yarn. I made it in a few hours
Email me for the pattern.