Turkey Tracks: Blizzard 2 of 2015

Turkey Tracks:  February 13, 2015

Blizzard 2 of 2015

The other night on the local news I heard that Portland, Maine, has had 6 feet and 1 inch of snow–that total has climbed as it snowed more on Wednesday and Thursday.

Here in Camden, which is just under two hours further north, we’ve sometimes had more snow (much more) and sometimes a bit less.  So, it’s pretty safe to say we’ve had at least 6 feet of snow this past winter–and most of it landed in the last three weeks.

We’re all braced for the blizzard that will start tomorrow afternoon late.  Predictions are for up to 24 or so inches of light, blowing snow.  None of us has a clue about where we’ll put another two feet of snow.

I’ve had a go-round with the electricity in the chicken coop, but that’s solved now.  I have TWO lines going out there from different outside outlets.  The water heater is working again.  Our temps tonight are dropping to -14 degrees.  That’s NOT wind chill.  Or, that’s the prediction anyway.  So getting electricity back to the chicken coop was really important.

I have two more longarm passes on the Bonnie Hunter 2014 Mystery Quilt, Grand Illusion.  So, I will be binding that quilt later today.  It’s always so much fun to unwind a finished quilt and to see the whole of the quilting in it.


I finished two knitted wool hats last night–made to go with wool scarves I made last year.  I went a little crazy with buttons.

I put pics of this cowl (infinity scarf) up last year.





There is a good match with the hat yarn in the lighter yarn in the scarf–it just isn’t showing in this picture.

Here’s the quilt-in-progress on the design wall–a streak of lightening pattern.  This fabric is the leftover from the other two scrappy quilts I recently made from my 2 1/2 strip bin.  I was left with some shorter pieces, so I cut 2 1/2by 4 1/2-inch rectangles.


I’ll use an inner border that’s about an 1 1/2 inches and put on a wider border of some sort–yet to be determined.  This quilt will look very traditional when I’m finished.  Simple and useful.  This quilt will join its sisters in the downstairs tv/sitting room–replacing sturdy but ugly couch dog blankets.  So far, so good in terms of looks and wear.

I wondered why the suet feeders were disappearing so fast.  Then I saw this guy yesterday:


It’s the best picture I could get in a series.  The Pileated Woodpeckers are HUGE and very jittery and scary.  He’s been around off and on all winter, but today he treated me to quite a show.  At one point he sat in the middle of the flat green feeder and just rocked himself back and forth.  As long as I didn’t move a muscle, he stayed around.

Stephen Pennoyer has been working on more pour over coffee stands.   Here’s the most recent picture he sent me:


I see a two-hole in this picture…

OK, bring on the blizzard.  I’m ready.

Interesting Information: “Studies Show that Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease”

Interesting Information:  February 13, 2015

“Studies Show that Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease”

The measles epidemic and vaccines are all over the news at the moment.

Rampant among the many news stories is the mindless repeating of vaccine myths.  The media is simply NOT doing its job with regard to the vaccine issue.  Neither are the local doctors who mean well, but are uncritically accepting what they are being told.  There is plenty, plenty of research out there that throws up red flags about vaccines in many ways.

Here’s a statement put out by the Weston A. Price Foundation, refuting the myth that unvaccinated children are somehow infecting vaccinated ones.

Folks!!  The real culprits spreading measles are anyone who got a recent vaccine AND, possibly, all the adults who have not had boosters…ever.

Here’s a quote–those numbers are footnotes to studies which are listed at the end of the article:

Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Furthermore, vaccine recipients can carry diseases in the back of their throat and infect others while displaying no symptoms of a disease.11,12,13

Let’s be clear that babies are at risk for getting measles.  Why?  Their mothers are no longer passing along their (the mother’s) natural immunity–which is new in history.

There have been no measles deaths in the United States for ten years.  Zero.  Nada.  And maybe these babies getting measles will be, in the end, lucky since they will acquire an immunity that will protect them in their adolescent years, when measles is much more severe.

By the way, the other dirty little secret is that none of these vaccines has lasting protection,and the protected time might be just a few years.  Vaccines do not work at all for some people–and that might be due to a specific vaccines ingredients.

And then there is the issue of what strain of a disease is in a vaccine and the effect those choices are making on the wild disease viruses…

Studies Show that Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease | Weston A Price.