Saturday, January 17, 2009

Barn Owls in Fact and Fabric



Felix reads the good parts to us and we all howl with delight and longing. I can't bring myself to read the whole book because I'm afraid it would trigger a raging desire for my own owl that could never be quenched or forgotten . . . . After all,

"Like all barn owls, [Wesley] smelled like maple syrup, but not as sweet, something closer to butterscotch and comfy pillows. . . It was intoxicating."

Maybe in heaven. In the interim, Sew Bettie sells limited edition (and pricey) barn owl fabric*


and maybe a pillow stuffed with feathers would tide me over . . . .

*10% off with coupon code PINK!

14 comments:

Sew Bettie said...

Thanks Anna! Something close to butterscotch sounds devine!

charis said...

Ok, I am cracking up at this, because last night I had a dream about owls, and I was at your house! There were several, and they were just walking around your yard. It left me wanting one when I woke up.

Michele said...

Oh, now I want one, too! There's just something about such a thoughtful, serious bird as an owl. But, maybe I need a barn first.

Kate in NY said...

Anna, I just want to say how much I enjoy your lovely blog. It is one of 3 that I look forward to reading every morning, and it never fails to brighten my day. I am going to be so bold as to make a request, if there should ever come a day when you are at a loss for blog material! I would love to know how you plan meals for your family - do you organize ahead of time by week or month, do you stockpile certain ingredients and use what is in your pantry, do you do a weekly shopping or end up (like myself, sadly) at the market several times a week in order to retrieve a single forgotten ingredient (and leave with 4 bags of groceries)? You have given me so many good ideas in other domestic areas - I'd be interested in hearing about your meal-planning approach sometime.

Thanks again for the daily inspiration!

Kate

jen said...

I would also recommend the book "Owls in the Family" by Farley Mowat. It was a great book about a family that cares for 2 owls that were found.

Anonymous said...

We have a barn, an 1875 barn, and owls. One summer an owl didn't like us and would swoop down at us when we'd walk across the farmyard. It was our attack owl that year. Odd.
Farmer Wife Colleen, in Iowa

Blossom said...

Has Felix read "Owls in the Family" by Farley Mowat? It's a wonderful book - I'm guessing he would really enjoy it :)

Linda said...

I had no idea they smelled that way :-)
The book and the fabric look adorable - although I'm not quite sure how one would deal with a pet owl.

A. said...

I didn't know what owls smelled like! How lovely to know. The owl was the unofficial mascot of my undergrad. Our patron goddess was Athena, goddess of wisdom, with an owl perched on her shoulder. Oh, women's colleges!

Allison

Polly said...

Maple syrup and butterscotch! One of my best memories from college is also one of the weirdest: my best friend and I flushed an owl from a tall tree late one night (by accident, of course) and then wound up spending a couple of hours watching it, stalking it, observing it, and wanting one of our own.

Anonymous said...

Actually, an owl might not make a bad pet. I was told that they eat as many as 300 mice a year. Hard to believe (maybe Felix knows). There is one that lives somewhere in our yard and I am always thankful when I see him and think of all the mice that he is gobbling up.
Amy F.

Ridge said...

My husband bought me this book for Christmas! It's just delightful.

The Hobbit said...

Just took a peek at Sew Bettie,I think I saw a few of my future presents lurking there.Thank you for the link.I can always count on you for a quality connection.

Prairie Lady said...

The 28,000 mice to kill took all the desire out of owning a barn owl for me.
Thanks for sharing the book, we are enjoying reading it.
Prairie Lady
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/PrairieLadyCraft

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