Patty Ramsey in
Another springtime activity around here is hunting morels. I looked at the creek near here on my way home from work last Tuesday and I din't see any. It was a bit soggy from the torrents of rain we had last week. But it won't be long now. We haven't had a good morel season in two years. Last year we had a late cold spell followed by a summer-long drought and the year before was too hot and dry. This spring has been perfect - cool and wet. Almost too wet. But who's complaining? My well isn't.
everyone is enjoying a taste of spring (finally!) We still need our fire
at night but seeing the bright blue sky and feeling the warmth of the
that sun sure does a body good.
On a weather note, we are flooded out right now. We had an ice/snow storm last week and now torrential rains and the river is rising. Luckily we are WAY above that 300 year flood plain! Stay dry and think Spring!
We are still in the midst of winter
here in central Virginia. We had a snowstorm last Thursday night and
another one Sunday night. It is all about melted now ( Tues.) but it is
cold. Mike and I will be cutting more wood for the stoves later this
week, for sure. We met a very nice couple today. They came by the shop
to pick up their banjo. They live not far from here so it was nice to
meet them and maybe see them in the future playing some tunes. Music is
such a magnet for making friends. And old time music is fun because it
is good "roots" music and not many folks are playing it these
days. Finding other fans of old time music in our own area is an
exciting thing since it has been almost 8 years since we've moved here
and we don't know many people who play it.