This Week's View|
by Deanna Lee Birkholm
March 6th, 2006
Archive of Ladyfisher Articles
To all who have emailed and phoned, I am better. Still not
"normal," but there are those who will tell you I've never
been normal. So there.
I did get outside and worked a couple of hours in the yard
yesterday. When the crocus and daffodils are blooming it's
probably a good idea to at least remove last falls leaves
from their beds. It turns out a electric blower with a
long cord does wonders. It did require a little raking,
but that was probably good for me. I was able to clean out
a couple of other flower beds and under the birch and maple
trees too. They shouldn't feel neglected for a while.
There is a box of bulbs which needs planting, glads for summer,
and I have a couple of orders in at Jackson and Perkins for
perennials and dahlias which will show up too soon. Have my
work cut out.
Spring is such a wonderful time - it tends to be a bit wet
here on the left-coast, but since we had an official drought
last summer the rain is welcome. It does make it hard to
mow the grass, and it is time. Boy is it time. Maybe we
could find the guy who rents a goat. Really, there is one.
I had a nice phone conversation with John Colburn tonight.
John is the one who is trying to get programs going across
the country to teach fly tying to the disabled solders. If
you missed the article last week in Readers Casts, please
take a moment to read it
It Isn't That You Can't Do It; It's That We Haven't Figured
Out a Way That You Can Do It. John, a vet himself, is
appealing to other vets to get involved, since vets are most
likely to understand the sacrifice these men and women have
made. If you can help, please contact John directly:
On the Bulletin Board, under the Salt Water Topic are reports
from saltydancindave on the Florida Fish-In. I have one more
to add on today's events - and Flats Dude let me know he will
be sending an article and photos. Something to look forward
to for the next issue.
Something else to watch for, we have three new Sponsors, one
I have already 'promoted' on the Sponsor Page, The BearLodge
Angler. The other two are Stone River Outfitters
(formerly Hunter's Angling Supplies), and an Atlantic Salmon
lodge on the Gaspe, which features classes on spey fishing,
Malbaie River Outfitters. Stay tuned.
Things are getting better here, I even made my world famous
Chocolate Cake today. At least we won't starve. ~ The LadyFisher
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