Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
It looks so lovely outside with the bright sunshine, azure blue sky and dusting of sparkling snow. But…. it is still very cold as I write early on Monday morning. It was nice to have a bit of a reprieve from the frigid weather yesterday as six of us enjoyed snowshoeing at Camp Plymouth State Park. I was surprised that there were not more people, since the parking area is kept plowed for easy access.
I imagine that folks are using increased quantities of fuel lately and the prediction is for more arctic blasts heading out way. Don’t forget that help is available. Grant money can be paid directly to the provider for those living in Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading or Woodstock. This includes help paying your oil, propane, electric bill, wood or pellets. You can apply for a one time grant (up to $1000) by going to https://bit.ly/3JxvybE to fill out the online application or calling 802-457-7214.
Even the wildlife is struggling with our below normal temps. I watched a doe pawing at the snow on my bank by the pole barn She seemed to find something and was happily nibbling for a time. My birdfeeder is squirrel-proof, but I do drop some seed on the ground when filling it. Everybody needs to eat!