I had a good idea this morning. I think it's healthy for a person to have at least one good idea every day. I did an experiment which turned out rather well. Indy and I worked on her new winter trick. It's taking longer than I expected but w/ some tricks it just takes perseverance until the behavior becomes rote. So this afternoon I decided to try something new. I decided to fly a kite.
It's very windy here at the top of the hill. The open hay field nearby is an excellent place w/ no overhead electric lines or other obstacles. Temp is in the 30's so the snow from Friday is melting away. I unpacked the kite. There was some assembly and the instructions were not very explicit but it wasn't earth science to get it put together. Indy and I took off for outside. After a few failed attempts I realized that when the kite started spilling air a gentle tug on the string brought it back to being aerodynamic and kept feeding out the line. Got it up pretty far.
Of course it was then that I decided what I needed was a picture. So I reeled the kite back in and got the camera. Turned out to be a bit trickier than I thought to feed out line on the kite and take a picture . Fortunately my neighbor Blake was in the area, saw the kite, and buzzed over on his 4-wheeler to see what I was up to now. His first question was "Did you get told off at work today?" (ha) Didn't take much coaxing to get him to fly the kite while I snapped a pic. Kite flying isn't a usual February activity in the Northwoods. Think it will be a heck of a lot more fun in the spring when I'm not wearing a hat, coat, and mittens.