Bet you didn’t know you should sing Jingle Bells for Thanksgiving . .

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Buzzers that ding

Aromas that delight

IF you’re a turkey and hear bells ring

Something’s not quite right

It’s the oven timer . . . too late to TAKE FLIGHT!

Birds of a Feather by Peggy


Click here for Birds of a Feather Dine Together Apron

Jingle Bells, one of the most familiar American Christmas songs was originally written for Thanksgiving.  The author and composer of Jingle Bells was James Pierpoint, a minister, who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating Thanksgiving at his Boston Sunday school.

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The Gentle Barn

Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

 

“The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick, lame, or scared to be adopted into homes. We are sanctuary to horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, llamas, peacocks, emus, cats and dogs.”

Once rehabilitated, the animals help us give hope and inspiration to children with the same stories:

 

Sneek a Peek into my sketchy book – Irritating Doodle Birds

Irritating Irritated Birds Haiku

Birds of a feather  

dislike flocking together 

When annoyed, wing it

Doodle w/ watercolor
Doodle Birds w/ watercolor

 

S’more Irritating Irritated Birds:

Irritated Birds collage in the Drink

Irritated torn paper Birds, the originals

Irritated Birds collage – Let Sleeping Birds Lie

Birds of a Feather – Pelicans & Me

  • Fossils of pelicans date back almost 40 million years ago.  My body is already fossilized . . . can’t imagine what I’ll look like in 40 million years . . .
  • Pelican pouches can hold up to three gallons of water (2 – 3 times the amount their stomachs can hold). My stomach can hold up to 1/2 gallon of ice cream at one time ( 2 – 3 times the amount my mouth can hold)
  • Depending on the species, a pelican’s the body length can range from 4 to 6 feet and the weight can range from 10 to 30 pounds. I only wished my height and weight were in similar proportions.
  • The brown pelican dives on fish from above and snares them in its bill.  I don’t have a bill – have to use my fingers to eat fish.
  • Gulls will often sit on a pelican’s head to steal its fish when it opens its bill to pour out the water.  What can I say?  No one steals my food and lives to tell about it.
  • Pelicans are social birds and typically travel in flocks, often strung out in a line. I am a social creature too but I will never admit to being strung out.
  • Pelicans incubate their eggs with their feet. They hold the eggs under the webs that stretch from the front toes to the hind toe, standing on the eggs to warm them.  There are easier ways to boil an egg . . .
Non-dominant, fish hand drawing
Non-dominant, fish hand drawing