Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
Don’t you wish we could send this rain out west where they need it? Some of my plants seem to be drowning, but others are green and flourishing. It is easy to feel waterlogged & logy with these dreary days, but it really does fill me with gratitude when the sun finally breaks through.
Please take note of what is available at the Woodstock Community Food Shelf (802 – 457-1185) They have plenty of fresh milk, fruits, and veggies, as well as eggs, frozen ground beef and poultry. The shelves are also well stocked with non-perishable items. Located at Maxham Meadow Way, they are open every Monday, 4-6, Wednesday 1-3, and Saturday 10-12. I believe that masks are required for all volunteers and visitors. Many people have been taking advantage of the very abundant fresh produce at VeggieVanGo, distributed the 2nd Wednesday of the month in front of Union Arena at the WUHS. I checked with Diane Brown and Plymouth residents are welcome there, too.
Since I was at Lake George last Wed, I participated in the Book Group meeting via Facetime. It certainly was not as much fun as seeing everyone in person, but I did appreciate the opportunity to participate in the discussion of Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll. It was a memoir and I found it difficult to warm up to author, but it was an interesting read.
Books for the next three months have been chosen. For 8/18 the meeting will take place at Tyson Library, to discuss The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. On 9/15, we will be back at the Community Center, to review Confident Women by Tori Telfer. On 10/13, the book is Anxious People by Frederick Bachman.
There will be a delightful program on 8/5 at Camp Plymouth State Park at 11 AM – Here Be Dragonflies! Park Interpreter, Brian Aust will facilitate this hour long event of learning about dragonflies and damselflies and will carefully capture and/or photograph them for identification, then upload to iNaturalist and the VT Atlas of Life. If you have your own net, bring it along. There will be special coloring sheets & crayons for the kids, but adults should enjoy this event, too!