Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
As I write this at 9 AM on Monday, the sun is actually shining on Tom’s Memory Garden! Yesterday I removed the furniture, hanging plants and wind chimes from my decks, but the wind was relatively tame. I know that this afternoon will bring more rain & possible damage, but hopefully it will be slight!
“Who knows what lurks”, not in the hearts of men, but in my driveway. I have a monitor that plays a little tune when something comes up and the other night it was playing repeatedly. Although I initially incorporated it into my dream, I finally realized that significant activity was taking place. I also heard a whine of some sort and wondered if it could be the bobcat that has been frequenting the neighborhood. When it sounded twice more, I got up and switched on the flood light. The foliage obscured my view of the bottom half of the driveway, however, so nothing could be seen. The owl began screeching right outside my bedroom window, but I finally managed to go back to sleep. This morning, two turkeys ventured up to bid me good morning. Never a dull moment around here, but I love it!
The Reading Group met at the Community Center last Thursday to discuss The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. It was a light and fun read, which we seem to need every now and again. On 9/15, we will review Confident Women by Tori Telfer.
Please note there will be a household hazardous waste collection on Tuesday, 9/21 at the Springfield Transfer Station from 2:00 until 6:00 PM, sponsored by the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District and the Town of Springfield. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 674-9235 for more information or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring and what not to bring.