It is spring. Says so on the calendar anyway. Says so in my yard, too. I uncovered my daffodils and tulips yesterday. They are alive, well, and poking their little yellowish green spikes out of the cold, but now frost free ground.
Robins were singing their hearts out this morning, punctuated by a cardinal whistle and the backdrop of sandhill crane calls. I am waiting for a hint of green grass to convince me that winter has retreated to where winter lives during the other seasons of the year.
Hats off to the Fond du Lac Public Library and their March Fond du Lac Reads program. Ruth and I attended their chili supper and program last Thursday evening, which they held at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac campus. About 100 people turned out for the supper; around 160 attended the program.
The Fond du Lac Library selected my book LIVING A COUNTRY YEAR for the month-long program with several book discussion groups meeting throughout the month. What a great way to encourage reading, discussion and story telling. It surely hurries up March, too.
For those who may want a copy of the Fond du Lac Reads book, or related books: IN A PICKLE and OLD FARM: A HISTORY, visit your nearest bookstore, or order directly from my website.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Happiness comes from doing interesting and worthwhile things. Most of us find happiness when are not looking for it.
March 26, 6:00 P.M. Watertown and Jefferson County Agri-Business Clubs, Watertown. The lighter Side of Country Living.
March 31, 5:30 P.M. Joint Council of Extension Professionals Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Madison. “A Better Tomorrow: One Eye on the Past: One Eye on the Future.”
April 17, 9:15 A.M. Jefferson County History and Historic Preservation Conference, Hoard Museum, Fort Atkinson. “Lighter Side of Country Living.”
April 18, 1:45 P.M. Fox Cities Book Festival. Little Chute Public Library. Old Farm: A History.
April 19, 1:00 P.M. Historic Point Basse, Nekoosa. Old Farm: A History
April 23, 7:00 P.M. Richfield Historical Society. Richfield Town Hall. Lighter Side of
April 25, 1:30 P.M. Books and Company, First Congregational Church of Christ, 815 S. Concord Rd. Oconomowoc. Old Farm A History.
April 27, 6:30 P.M. Lake Geneva Public Library. Old Farm: A History.
May 1, 9:30 A.M. WEAC-Retired, Sheraton Hotel, Madison. Stories From the Land.