It’s a sparkling, sunny, forty-five degree day and hard to believe that just a week ago we were digging out from thirty-four inches of wet snow after a late winter storm. As it accumulated, it snapped trees and power lines. By Tuesday morning, we were without electricity, along with over 72,000 others in Vermont. Our […]
Living in Place
We’re Still Learning Last weekend, Tim and I set off on our annual ski weekend to celebrate my birthday. Typically, no matter how early we plan to leave, we’re rarely out the door before the crack of noon. For perhaps the first time ever, we allowed ourselves a slow start on Saturday and managed to […]
Three Hours for Democracy
Newfane returns to an in-person town meeting. Newfane will return to an in-person town meeting at Williamsville Hall on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, and I’m glad of it. The meeting will start at 9 and most likely end by noon. Three hours. Dwindling Attendance It’s true that attendance at the Newfane Town Meeting has been […]
As predicted, we woke to -15 degrees on Saturday, and a windchill even colder. When I stepped outside and inhaled, my lungs hurt, so I retreated to the kitchen to make jam. Tim hauled quarts of strawberries, rhubarb and raspberries up from the basement freezer. These were fruits we’d harvested in the heat of last […]
Winter Weather Arrives!
We have snow! Tim and I took time off to ski: Four days, forty kilometers, four hundred sore muscles. The sign of a good vacation is finding returning to my desk restful. Happy times!
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