Last week Kelly, Cindy and I traveled to Billings for a Mannheim Steamroller concert. I've been listening to their music for years, so it was great to see them in person. What a way to open the holiday season!
Thanksgiving morning I had to sweep out the fireplace chimney with my wire brush. While up on the roof I noticed marten tracks criss-crossing the snow covered roof.
We had our Thanksgiving feast, afterwards I put the turkey pan out in the snow for the birds to clean out. Soon after Cindy looked out and announced "We have a marten!"
I hurried to the window and watched a marten daintily picking bits of turkey from the pan.
"How about that! A thanksgiving turkey!"
After dishes were done, Cindy and Kelly and I went out in search of a Christmas tree. It was cold and getting dark so it didn't take long to settle on a nice six foot spruce. A couple hours later and it was decorated and proudly standing in a corner of the living room. I know I say this every year, but this is the best one ever!
I'm approaching the dead line for the eagle book and really haven't had much luck lately. I did spend some time with a golden eagle at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody last month. It was an adult female, so was the largest specimen you'll ever see. What a fascinating experience!