Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
The fishing huts are off Echo Lake & the sap is running, so spring must be here! Well, snow showers are predicted for today, but we can still have hope that green shoots are waiting to emerge in the near future.
So far, we have been doing well with making syrup (thanks to Chris & Melissa for their help) & there were many folks stopping at local sugar houses for the open house weekend. Still seem to be a number of visitors coming to VT & I understand from several people that skiing continues to be good.
Karen Evans organized a wonderful moonlight snowshoe trek on Saturday evening. We began by going to the corned beef dinner at the Catholic Church in Ludlow, which as always was delicious. Many Plymouth folks help to make it so – Shirley & Bob Billings, Beth & Mark Lombard, & Joanne & Paul Milza. The MacDougalls dined at our table.
Then, Kathy Lynds, Naomi Moyer, Karen & I set out on our snowshoes near Karen’s house. The snow was crunchy, so we saw no night creatures as we noisily moved through the woods, waiting for the moon to make its appearance. And when it did, it was spectacular – what a treat to live here & be able to enjoy such breathtaking beauty!
Thanks to Terry Bascom for calling the first organizational meeting of the Strawberry Festival Committee. We discussed what worked at last year’s successful event, as well as some changes that need to addressed. The community support was wonderful & the help of the parents was much needed & appreciated. Hopefully everyone will rally around again this year, so mark your calendars for 6/22!