Thanks to Bruce, I've been reminded that I have unanswered questions....
-The red bird is a Red Poll, according to both my Dad and Jackie.
-The yellow thing is a pole mounted, hand crank power generator for a HAM radio. I think Karen came closest to getting it right. I owe you a drink! Hey, Karen, can you also remind Judy that she owes me $5 from our pre-Christmas bet? I'll take that in alcohol, thankyouverymuch.
-The Amazing $2 a bars of soap are working well, so far. Yea.