The return of Babs

Posted on March 8, 2010


Technical Difficulties Resolved.  I am in receipt of the weekly email from Babs.  She writes:  This pretty much sums up our weather of the last week. Temps in the low 40’s, very blue skies and the snow beginning to melt. Perfect!!

And perfect it is. We emerge from our winter drowse, though not without stresses and strains.

I have been spending a good deal of time recently studying the lives and times of the Civil War veterans who came here in the 19th century. Here we are in the 21st century, and I swear the difficulties we face simply getting things done have not changed all that much. At least the scenery has improved. Back in their time the place was all lumbered out and burned. They were still trying to figure out what would grow here, and how they could get it to market. In our time the trees have returned, or different ones have grown anyway, and there’s a lot less smoke in the air. Mature orchards abound, small holdings produce bounty, we have learned to protect our water from ourselves. Maybe there’s hope for us all yet.