Once again this year the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is holding their World Series Quilt Challenge. You need to head over and check out these gorgeous quilts more closely and read all about them. Last year over $11,000.00 was raised for Alzheimers research with this event and this year I expect them to raise even more! I can't decide which is my favourite? Judy Mathieson's Scarlet and Indigo? Rhapsody for Remembering by Ricky Tims? Or it might be John Flynn's Heart of the Storm! Hmmm... I might just have to cast more than one vote since I seem to have more than one favourite! I will be watching with interest when they are auctioned in November which is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.
Chickens have got to be frugal, right? They love to forage around the yard looking for things to eat and, in fact, only eat half as much feed as when they are penned up in the winter. I love watching them out there too, interacting in their little social ways. When they are outside foraging the egg yolks get a lovely bring colour and are so much more appealing than pale store eggs. Unfortunately, we heard from the neighbour last weekend that something got in and killed most of their chickens. Not too sure what it was although I thought it sounded like a weasel since it didn't take the birds, just killed them and left them. Of course, that could easily be a loose dog too. The only thing we have caught sight of is a fox hanging around but I am inclined to disbelieve she is to blame since I think she would have taken the birds with her and wouldn't have killed so many at once. In the meantime, my chooks have had their freedom curtailed until we determine if it is saf