Hello, Spring!!! :)
What wonderful weather this last week and
weekend. The 'big' storm didn't materialize, much to our dismay... NOT!
The snow is rapidly disappearing, the ice isn't too bad in the rivers
in this area and, gasp, little green things are starting to push their
way out of the ground!!!
The weather is finally great for those
making syrup. I hear that the sap is flowing nice and sweet, and the
season is expected to be short but productive.
The Ascutney Fire Department and residents of Weathersfield continue to grieve. Former Lieutenant and treasurer, Chester Stone passed away last week. I have yet to find an obituary for Chet to share.
former Fire Department members, Frank Silfies, Sr. and Christoper
Silfies, lost their granddaughter and daughter in a tragic accident on
Route 131. Scotlynn Silfies was only 19. This one hits a little closer
to home for me. I was friends with Chris, grew up with him through grade
school and high school. My youngest daughter is just a few months
older than his daughter. I can't even begin to understand and comprehend
the grief and devastation this must have on his life. My heart aches
for all of them.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to the families of both Chet Stone and Scotlynn Silfies.
from the Library - More exciting things going on this spring. There was
a new Youth Services Librarian, Jordan Hutchinson, hired. She will work
8 to 10 hours a week, mostly on Wednesday and Thursday. Please stop by
to welcome her.
The Weathersfield Town Trivia Challenge was
ultimately won by the Weathersfield Historical Society. It was a very
excitement filled night! Congratulations to the Historical Society!
is a new Book Drop located at the Downers Jiffy Mart at the
intersection of Routes 131 and 106 in Perkinsville. Those that borrow
books from the Weathersfield Proctor Library now have a place closer to
drop off their books for return! Thank you so very much to June French,
Manager of Downers Jiffy Mart, library patron Carol Peebles, and
carpenter Les LeBrun for this great idea put into action!!
farm news, piglets are here! Emma and I picked them up about 10 days
ago. They were 8 weeks old. One is a reddish color with black spots, one
is white with black spots and two are white with some dark coloring on
their skin. They are gaining weight steadily as they are still being
supplemented with some milk products, along with grain and vegetables
and fruit. They are much more friendly than the last couple of years
piglets have been. These little guys will come right up to you in their
pen and snuffle you and want to see what everything is. One even likes
to try untying Mikes boots. Fresh shavings in their pen cause them to
twirl around and do little jumps and squeals. They are most amusing to
watch and interact with! One of these nights I will have to figure out
the movie part of my camera to post their antics.
chicks and baby ducks at Tractor Supply when I was over there last week.
How adorable! As are the batches of kittens being born at the Lost My
Way Animal Shelter in Claremont - Weathersfield Animal Control Officer
Cathy Sullivan's house - which is also the Town Pound. If anyone is
interested in kittens, they have a few born already with more on the
way. Contact Cathy at 603-477-1229 if you are interested in adopting a
kitten or have lost a dog in Weathersfield, VT.
Residents: Are you aware of the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program in Town?
It will reimburse you for (up to) the first $50. of the cost of spaying
or neutering your dog or cat. You can go to whichever low cost program
or vet you wish. I have a pug puppy that is headed in next week for her
spay at Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society with Dr. Sara White with SPAY
There is a form to fill out and you need to be a resident
of Weathersfield, VT. A copy of the bill and proof of residency, along
with the completed form is all you need for reimbursement.
The form is available online to print at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18NQQ1YzAfESuiBaVLy6Aqljos7atKriWHddmSA4EmOs/edit
If you would like a form or have any other questions, please email LynnEsty@comcast.net or call 802-263-9441. Save your pets from having unwanted litters.
the old saying goes, 'April Showers bring May Flowers.' I just started
planting the seeds for the peppers, summer squash and zucchini. They are
enjoying the warm sunshine in the window where the air conditioner,
hopefully, will soon need to be placed.
Bring on the sunshine, warm weather and mud season!