Every year, starting November 1st, David sports a "winter beard" through the middle of March. He usually trims it throughout the season, but this year I was able to convince him to let it grow with no trimming just to see how big it could get. (Thinking, "why stop there?", I and some of our friends tried to push for a full "year beard", even including a significant cash bribe. Despite our enthusiasm, David insisted the beard would meet the razor in March). I decided that before the Big Shave, we had to put the beard to good use--we needed to record the epic four and a half months of growth AND celebrate the coming of Spring, and what better way to do all that than a "bird beard"??