A time for endings, and a time for beginnings.
A time to regroup and a time to reconsider.
A time to reflect and a time to revise.
A time to evaluate and a time to plan for the morrow.
January is a quiet month, when all of nature rests—
the trees and the grasses,
the wildflowers and the birds,
the animals and the pond creatures.
January is a month of great beauty,
of blacks and whites, and grays
and a sprinkling of green from the pines,
the firs and the spruces that dot the northern regions.
January is a time to listen for the silence,
when the cold tightens its grip,
turning breath into clouds and thickening the ice on the lakes,
When snow cover muffles all sound.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Take time to appreciate January.
January 11 and 12. 12:30 each day. Midwest Farm Show, LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, WI. Stories from the land.
February 10, Garden Expo, Alliant Center, Madison. 6-8 p.m. Wisconsin Historical Society Press booth, signing copies of Garden Wisdom.
February 11. Janesville, noon luncheon speaker, FFA Alumni meeting.
February 12, Garden Expo, Alliant Center, Madison, 1-4 p.m. Wisconsin Historical Society Press booth, signing copies of Garden Wisdom.
March 9-11. Canoecopia, Madison. (Trade show for all things canoeing) Scheduled speaking time not yet determined.
March 24. Six p.m. Launch of Garden Wisdom book at Patterson Memorial Library Wild Rose. Details coming.
March 31-April 1. Morton Arboretum, Chicago area. Presentaton and workshop. Details coming.