Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
Despite the buildup to a Nor’Easter this weekend, barely an inch accumulated on my deck! Actually, there has been much disappointment expressed. In speaking with a friend near Boston yesterday, they were hammered with 2 feet of the white stuff, but it remained more of a costal storm, to the east of us. I imagine it will make it easier for my fuel delivery on Tuesday, however.
I see there is snow in the forecast for mid-week, so perhaps discussing Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter by Lisa Patton on Wed, 2/9 will still be appropriate. The book group will be choosing titles for the next several months at this meeting. All are welcome to join us.
At least half a dozen turkeys, sometimes called a rafter, are circulating through the neighborhood here in Tyson and they often take flight when some of us are out walking. They become startled, then they startle us!
About 30 people attended the unique Saturday event on Lake Amherst, featuring VT native Les Hobbs, who demonstrated ice fishing techniques to beginners. In addition to learning tips, tricks, and ice safety, rainbow trout, perch and pickerel were caught. In an attempt to bring awareness of the crucial issue on this lake regarding the degrading dam, The Preserve Amherst Lake Association, who organized the event, served hot cider, cider donuts, hot dogs and sugar on snow. A few donations were received, but it you would like to know more, go to www.amherstlake.org Our Facebook page:Amherst Lake Friends or email: amherstlakefreinds@lskaskiw
Poems may come and poems may go
Some are ragged, others flow
Is a jingle a poem – I just don’t know
Some poems are wise and help you grow
They can perk you up or bring you low
They can focus you on now or long ago
Point up to heaven or down below
Best when they describe a lovely rainbow.