Wildlife sightings, Tom’s Celebration of Life, and upcoming Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard


Another week has come and gone.  July seems to be moving much too quickly for my liking!  A little rain, a little sunshine – refreshingly cool nights and a bit too much humidity sometimes.  Oh well, there are things to do indoors and outdoors, so enjoy….

My neighbor, Joanie, tells me that they have a picture of a bobcat on their trail camera.  That is the one animal that I still long to see.  Many moons ago I was part of a pilot project for VINS with the ELF program.  It was fascinating to learn about these elusive creatures.

Another animal sighting that is not a pleasant one.  There is a very mangy looking fox on our road.  I have not seen it personally, but I have been told that it was in the road during the day and it did not seem afraid of people.  Certainly we all need to be especially careful in case it has rabies.

I want to thank the Fire Department for agreeing to put up a tent at Camp Plymouth State Park for Tom’s Celebration of Life on Tuesday.  The weather forecast has been bouncing around, so hopefully we won’t need to take cover, but at least we will have a place to do so if need-be.  By the way, stop up and see the amazing memory garden done by Sean Kane and crew of Mountain Top Greenscapes. Tom and I had barely started to work on this hill and now it is truly lovely.

Coming up on 8/7 is the Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar to be held at Memorial Park in Ludlow from 10 until 2.  Although the numerous gift certificates are always a big draw for the raffle, the ladies have not asked local businesses due to the financial hardship of COVID.  Donations are always welcome, however.  There will be the usual spectacular array of gift baskets upon which to take a chance.  The bake sale and book sale are always wonderful and of course, the chicken BBQ will be happening, too.  Funds raised are used for a number of community needs, including two scholarships for graduating seniors, support of Tyson Library, and many other worthwhile projects.

Just a heads-up about The Best of Vermont Summer Festival, on 8/28 and 29 at the Okemo Field on Route 103 in Ludlow.  More details to follow…

A small part of the Tom’s Memory Garden

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