Summer has returned; at least in the daytime. Nights and early mornings have still been chilly but the forecasters say it will be warm all week. But before we know it, it will be fall. Don’t tell David. He sees fall and thinks winter. So mum is the word.
The duck (Gertrude) and the chicken (Lefty) continue to amuse us and all who stop by. They are together all the time. When we came home, Lefty was on the porch and seeing us arrive, Gertrude started quacking LOUDLY so Lefty would know we were home and she would know to get off the porch. In the end, I left them alone and they left the porch on their own. Gertrude goes into her house after dark, although this time of year that is still a little late and means one of us often has to go back out and lock her into the house. That is necessary to keep her safe from predators that might want her for their supper.
Thursday Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. ACOA meets at the Waterford Library. This is a discussion group and all adult children are welcome. For more information please call 739-9115.
Saturday, I had a day off because I switched with Joe so he could celebrate Gerry’s birthday with her, Glo and I went yard sailing. That is tiring. Getting in and out of the truck had me beat for the day by 12 noon. Heading home, with all kinds of things we need for the house on Pike’s Hill, I saw a car on the grass at the side of our house. Soon there was a knock and it was an old friend from the country. She had a lot to say about the impending problems with a possible earthquake at Fukushima, Japan. That is near Tokyo. If the remaining plants melt down like the others did, that could mean more contamination in Seattle because from Japan, the currents would begin to cross the Pacific to the west coast of this country. The trade winds might too. Google Fukushima and see what you find out.
Thursday, Aug. 22, there will be a church supper in Albany. Doors open at 5 p.m. and supper starts at 5:30 p.m. Baked beans, salads, pies, casseroles, rolls and brown bread will all be available. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. On Sept. 5, there will be another one.
Hard to believe it but the kids will be back in school and just a little more than a week, less when you read this. Aug. 28 for SAD 17.
Sept. 4/5 starts Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Happy High Holy Days to all my Jewish friends.
Sept. 12 at the Alan Day Community Garden, there is a seed saving, Harvest Party. From 3 to 5 p.m. Scott Vlau will run the workshop then there will be a pot luck meal, music and a campfire from 5 to7 p.m. Come learn about saving seeds so they will be safe next year even if Fukushima blows.
There is a new Farmers’ Market in Waterford on Monday’s from 3 to 6 p.m. More details next week.
That is all for this week. Sorry if forgot anything. Please call with your stories, 739-9115.