Thursday, January 14, 2016
They came down the hill to check out the corn that the wild turkeys have been eating. We have a flock of about fourteen turkeys that visit us on a pretty-much daily basis. If we don't get out soon enough in the morning to throw the corn out for them, they just sort of hang around, socializing with each other while they eagerly anticipate their morning rations. Then they will follow me (at a distance) while I walk out to the shed to get a bucket of corn for them.
The deer don't visit quite as often as the turkeys, but this particular morning the turkeys must have been behind schedule making the rounds of their feeding spots. These yearlings saw all of that wonderful corn just laying there and so they had to check it out. With any luck, they will find the dining experience pleasurable and will want to come back for more. We'll see how the turkeys feel about that.
Friday, January 1, 2016
This is an example of a type of poem that I call a "Progressive Acrostic." If you take the first letter of the first line, the second letter of the second line, etc...it spells out a word. This is a simple example. I have written more complicated ones that spell out names or sentences. They are fun to write. Give it a try.