Memorial Day dawned cold, but dry and bright. It warmed up a little, but the promised warmth only came about 4:30 in the evening and didn’t last long. Still, we managed to spend most of the day outside, painting and scraping the house on Pike’s Hill. We got a lot done. Thank you, Gloria and Russell, for your help. We have most of the front of the house painted and both porches. Now the upper story needs to be scraped and painted and the other side of the house still needs paint. SOON.
We got the fence put up around the garden so I can actually plant. I have to replant the kale because the chicken (Lefty) ate all the plants I grew from seed. Now I have to hope the new ones do well. Who knew chickens liked kale?! It is also time to plant corn, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. Pumpkins and squash would be nice, too. Wish me luck.
I must say, I missed the parades. I was sure that I would hear them starting up on Main Street and could walk over, being only a half block away. I heard nothing. Soon, I realized it had gotten late and I heard no music playing or anything. Probably it was there and I just spaced it out.
Saturday, June 1, is the day of plant sales. There are at least two in Norway.
1. Alan Day Community Garden 10 a.m. to 2p.m. there is an organic seedling sale.
2. UU Church on Main Street, there is a seedling sale.
3. Bethel Library Plant Sale 9 to 10 a.m. Affordable, pesticide-free perennials. Things go very quickly there so don’t be late.
Sunday, June 2, 7:30 a.m.: Second Annual Stephens Hospital Run for Wellness 5K. Fee is $20. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run begins at 8:15 and is free. A portion of the proceeds will go to The One Fund for those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Waterford World’s fair Association Cleanup Day at the Fairgrounds. Members are needed for cleanup, raking, sweeping, painting, etc. Lunch will be provided. FMI call Ron at 461-9898.
Monday, June 3, 2 to 4 p.m.: Knitting Group, Waterford Library.
Monday, June 3, 6:30 to 8:30: Socrates café Waterford Library. Topic: “Environmental dangers facing Maine: What we can do to protect the state?” Moderator is Connie Allen. FMI call 583-6957.
That is all for this week. Enjoy the promised sun and stay safe.
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