It is nearing the end of April and spring has yet to warm up the earth. Yesterday (Monday) and today (Tuesday) we have had frosts. I know mother earth will warm up, it is just a matter of when. For now, it is cold in the morning and warmer in the mid-day. Does that mean it is good sugaring weather still? I don’t know. We do not have any known Sugar Maples. I’ll have to look at French Road and see. For now, no.
Went to Alan Day Garden for Earth Day this past Sunday. Great crowd, nice day, sunny, if a little cold. Had to leave early because I couldn’t stand the sun for any length of time. Soon I will be off the antibiotics and able to be outside more. I did plant some snow peas last week. I hope the soil wasn’t too cold. Barbara Murphy from Coop Extension said it was. Our house, of course, is colder than cold; but they were well developed and maybe they will make it.
Tonight, April 25, Mountain Poets Presents “Too Cold for the Porch” at Norway Library. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. All poets and poetry lovers are encouraged to attend. This year’s reading is dedicated to member Ben Hull, who passed New Year’s Eve. FMI please call 743-9808.
Saturday, April 27, REACH will sponsor the First Annual Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk at Robert’s Preserve in Norway. Registration is $25 per individual and $50 per family. ALL ages. Water will be available along the route. To register please contact Loren Dembski at 743-0777 or stop at the office at 1 Main Street in South Paris.
Wednesday, May 1, will be May Day. I remember when we celebrated that as children before it became a Soviet Holiday and therefore illegal. I was hoping it would come back, but after last week, anything Russian is not popular for another long while. Last week was an eye opener of the horror that could reach us. I feel bad for the folks of Boston and all who were personally effected by that.
That is all for this week. I must warm up as it is still cold in here and almost too cold to type. Have a great week. Stay warm and stay safe. Anyone who has any news they’d like to see in this column, please call 739-9115.