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#FrameItFriday (week 29 season 4)

#FrameItFriday (week 29 season 4)

It's pretty noisy around here today, some of our trees are receiving a much deserved mani/pedi. Some we are taking down all together (those annoying Manitoba Maples). They were using our barn/garage as a crutch and well that won't do. The roof needs some attention, now we'll be able to see just how much work it needs. The angle of the photo I took makes it look like the barn is about to topple over, it's old and a tad rickety but it's got good bones and character (like me lol) so it's staying. We'll have lots of wood to use in the bonfire pit (yes we have a burn permit) it may not be the best wood to burn but it will do. The mountain of branches that have come off are quickly and efficiently being shredded as they go. I am in awe of the efficiency of the gentlemen we hired, they've got it down to a science in a short period of time but with safety always at the forefront. The wood chips will be used to create a path through our soon to be improved Butterfly and Bumble bee field. Nothing goes to waste here, it's a pretty cool thing.

So about the red wreath. It was featherless when I picked it up at a roadside garage sale a month or so ago. I've decided to add any feathers I find to it in my travels. Right now there's a pheasant feather, a Heron feather and quite a few from quite possible a wild Turkey that got devoured last night during the storm. We came upon a trail of them on our walk this morning, just the feathers. Passing cars spread them further down the road, feathers were not part of the meal, they were more of a garnish I suppose, like parsley...yuck. Where was I? Oh so the feather wreath is taking shape. It would be nice to add an Eagle, Loon or Owl feather to it but only find them like the hairs you see in a hairbrush, not because a predator ate it and left the feathers behind.

In conclusion I'd like to mention that I've signed up for a free online course at the University of Alberta (if you pay $59 you can get a downloadable certificate, so I paid because I want the certificate). What is the course? It's called Indigenous Canada and here's the link if you'd like to sign up too!

I'm on mod 2, there's 12 mods in total and it's from an Indigenous perspective for once and it's fascinating and very educational. Right now I'm learning about Sky Woman, Turtle Island and the Creator.

Time to go, the tree guys are done, time to pay them for a job well done. Buh-bye widow maker branches! Have a great weekend and oh WAIT until next week's blog (that may come out early or late, not sure yet) you won't believe what I'm going to do or you can leave a guess below (be kind).

Peace, love and kumbaya,

Heather of the Scattered Mind

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