Tuesday, July 26, 2011
"Mommy! Look what I found!"
Blearily I opened my eyes to see, not more than 2 inches from my face, a fledgling crow, squawking, & looking none-too-pleased. A magnificent creature, with stunning black feathers, piercing blue eyes, & a pink beak became part of our household. He had landed unceremoniously into our chicken coop as his talons were backward. Apparently his grasp on things was a bit askew. After reviving myself with caffeine & carbohydrates, we set about caring for our corvid friend. Feeding him mealworms was not the easiest task, yet we persevered. Today Norman is a loud & proud neighbor, residing part time in our Doug Fir tree for his Wintering accommodations. He Summers in the cherry tree. We love him & in honor of his good neighbor policy, a special & limited edition of jam has been created ~ Nevermore Jam, consisting of blackberries, blueberries, a syrup of Doug fir tip infusion, & all sorts of mischief. Norm would approve, if only he ate jam.