Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
I am writing on Sunday afternoon and what a joy to see this bright sunshine and brilliant blue sky. I will admit that it is a bit nippy with the wind, but I am looking forward to getting out there shortly. My wind chimes are playing wonderful music.
I toss peelings across the road and did so wearing my snowshoes yesterday. The conditions surprised me, so I meandered through the woods and out into Jarvi field. Amazingly, the crust was not icy, with just enough snow cover to allow for a slight indentation. From the looks of it, several animals had proceeded me there. I imagine they are looking forward to spring as much as I am!
Well, I know that the Annual Meeting and voting situation has been a bit confusing. Hopefully by now everyone has received a copy of the Annual Report. I believe the delay in obtaining them from the printer is the cause of rescheduling the meeting, allowing for a 30 day mandated warning period. The Town Meeting will now be 4/12 and the voting will take place on 4/13. I understand that some folks missed the voting on the school budget since that took place 3/2. It did pass in Plymouth by a vote of 29 to 11.
Congratulations to Sage Allen for achieving Dean’s list honors at the University of Maine. I would love to hear more news about our students of all ages because I think they are probably doing some incredible things. Feel free to let me know!
I thought I would share these lovely tulips that a college friend of Tom brought me the other day – such a nice gesture and a symbol of hope for the coming of spring. I learned that tulips are named after the Persian word for turban and they originated in Central Asia. Tom and I were fortunate to have visited friends in Amsterdam during tulip season one year, so this gift was even more special and much appreciated.