Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
A new month begins, but the rainy weather pattern continues. It amazes me that my tomatoes are growing and even ripening, but the leaves are turning spotted and brown. As I keep removing them, the stalks are becoming naked! The basil seems to like all of this moisture, so I really need to get busy and make some pesto.
I would like to thank everyone who attended and helped with Tom’s Celebration of Life, both at Camp Plymouth State Park (such a beautiful spot) during the day and in the tent at the Echo Lake Inn during the evening. The weather cooperated and the rain did not make an appearance until we had left the park and managed to stop before we arrived at the Inn. Many thanks to Tom Gianola and his staff for the wonderful hors d’oeuvres, kindness, and presentation of food. Music by Erik Johansson, Melissa Maravell and Jason Cann were delightful accompaniments to the well-wishes and stories people shared about Tom.
Don’t forget Brian Aust’s presentation on 8/5 at Camp Plymouth State Park at 11 AM – Here Be Dragonflies in order to learn more about dragonflies and damselflies. Also, the Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar will be held Saturday, 8/7 at Memorial Park in Ludlow from 10 until 2.
I understand that the first Farmers Market/Craft Fair went very well, offering fresh veggies and herbs, eggs, homemade teas, salves, tinctures, candles, honey and art and jewelry for sale, as well as some relishes and jams. Make sure to mark your calendar for the next one on Sunday 8/29 from 3-6 pm. Note that everyone is welcome and there is no charge for vendors to set up a tent. Interested vendors should contact Lauren Skaskiw at 802 417 6895 or email lskaskiw@lskaskiw