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What’s happening, May 13

Who will ever be able to forget the spring of 2020 — the Pandemic Spring? Here in this little corner of the world, the strange weather continues. An arctic incursion brought two late frosts. The tomatoes, basil, and squash are hating it (we covered them), but they survived. The cool-weather crops are flourishing. Mustard and kale have been plentiful. Soon there will be cabbage and onions. A building project has kept us very busy for the past week. It’s a much-needed shed up above the garden, with space for the Jeep, the lawn mower, the tiller, and tools. I’ll have photos when it’s done. The news, in my opinion, isn’t getting much better. And everything having to do with Donald Trump is getting worse. But this strange, slow-moving spring is a huge compensation. Now’s the time for scouting the best locations for picking blackberries.


  1. Jo wrote:

    David, your “little corner of the world” is enchanting. Spring is showing its beauty, albeit slowly, as evidenced by your photos with this post. I have looked at all of them several times and cannot pick a favorite. Kudos to anyone who can build anything. I once convinced myself could build shelves in the kitchen of a lake house. Fortunately, the next day while browsing in an antique store, I ran across a beautiful oak Hoosier cabinet. It solved the storage problem and was much more beautiful than plain shelves.

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:23 am | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    Hi, Jo: This spring has been enchanting, that’s for sure. Politico has a story this morning saying that the new trend in real estate is “sell city, buy country.” If that’s the case, then I’m very glad that I’m ahead of the trend.

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  3. Chenda wrote:

    One thing I am very grateful for during this crisis is living in a very small city with essential amenities functioning, yet right by countryside with farmshops, a strong agricultural economy and open spaces.

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm | Permalink
  4. daltoni wrote:

    Hi Chenda: You are very fortunate, and I very much agree. I suspect that property values in such places will start rising. 🙂

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

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