hedgehog

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White in the moon the long road lies,
The moon stands blank above;
White in the moon the long road lies
That leads me from my love.

Still hangs the hedge without a gust,
Still, still the shadows stay:
My feet upon the moonlit dust
Pursue the ceaseless way.

The world is round, so travellers tell,
And straight though reach the track,
Trudge on, trudge on, ’twill all be well,
The way will guide one back.

But ere the circle homeward hies
Far, far must it remove:
White in the moon the long road lies
That leads me from my love.

–A. E. Housman

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Free Knitting Pattern: Woodland Wreath by Frankie Brown

There are 12 patterns total to make this wreath (one for each of it’s parts and one for general construction - see above link):

Bluebells Fat Flowers Fir Cones Hedgehog Holly Ivy Leaves Mistletoe Oak Owls Toadstools

40: “My dad’s friend Jim had a daughter who had a hedgehog. She started to just neglect the hedgie and never came over to take care of him. My dad finally agreed I could have him and when I went to see him he had no water at all, nothing to play with, and just some food. I had to scrub his cage completely and buy him a wheel, toys, and a running ball. He was terrified of me the first day, but after he spent the night on the wheel he has been very happy with me. After giving him his first bath (which he loved so much) I found out he had mites. I contacted Jim’s daughter asking if she had anything to cure him (her boyfriend works for a pet store) and she just said no and didn’t ask at all if he was okay. I took him to the vet and spent $85 on medicine, the visit, and his nails being trimmed. I’m hoping he gets a lot better and so far he is very happy to be living in my home. Every time I give him a veggie or fruit he gets so excited and isn’t sure what to do. He is basically an abused animal and it truly makes me happy to know I am helping him to live a better and more happy life as a pet and a new companion. His name is Tuck.” - @socrathers