Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
Just think of it – only 5 more weeks and daylight will be lengthening again! A rude awakening with the weather this week, but it is to be expected – after all, it is November! Today (Sunday) has turned grey and raw, so I had no desire to venture out for a walk. Of course, there are always indoor tasks to be done….
It seems like mice are coming inside in droves these days. The fellow in this picture startled me the other morning and as a result, lived to tell the story. He was caught by one foot, managed to flip the trap up on end and was looking at me when I went down to the wood room. I took the trap with him in it out to the deck and released him. I guess he wasn’t badly injured because he scampered away. Since then I have caught and killed 3 more mice in that trap and I have wondered if he learned his lesson or returned to be caught again!
I had a nice email from Anne Marie who worked for many years at the Echo Lake Inn. She is doing well and sends her best to everyone. She is still living in Plymouth, but has traded working with people for working with animals at Kedron Valley Boarding, Grooming and Daycare (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is so difficult to make plans with COVID and it seems advisable not to travel this year. If you are looking for a place to have Thanksgiving dinner, the Echo Lake Inn will have 3 seatings – 1:30, 4, and 6:30, with appropriate distancing. Not a turkey lover, there are additional offerings, so check out their website. Please note that the Inn at Water’s Edge will begin Tues evening dinners again on 11/24.
Here is a quote from One Day at a Time to help put things in perspective “Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future.”