Sarah and I are on an overnight get-away. My father invited us to spend a night of his vacation with him in Woodstock, Vermont. He treated Sarah to a private falconry class. She was in her element with the hawk, Niko, a trained Harris hawk. They felt at ease with one another. She helped him hunt for crickets in the field and he even stayed perched on her arm as she walked. Birds are one of her passions - perhaps you have noticed if you have been reading this blog for years how much she loves her chickens. A special time.