Saturday, April 05, 2014

What to Make of April

April is a cruel month.  The month that doesn’t know if it’s winter or spring.  One day warm and sunny, the next day cold and snowy.  A month of indecision.  A month that Mother Nature plays with, taunts with hints of the coming spring, then brings back reminders of the winter we’d so much like to forget. 

 April keeps us northern folks humble and thankful for that occasional day when the temperature hits 60 and maybe even a little more.  April keeps us looking ahead.

The changes are coming.  The robins have been here for a while, singing their hearts out.  The cardinals have been whistling, and the sandhill cranes are calling—and yes, the wild turkeys are gobbling, searching for mates, not waiting for the weather to calm down and be pleasant.

The spring flowers, the tulips and the daffodils, are poking their heads into April, not too sure how fast they should grow.  Waiting like the rest of us for warmer days and spring temperatures.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Enough already for winter.  Let’s get on with spring.


April 7, 7:00 p.m., Kiel Library.  Garden Wisdom presentation and book signing
April 8, 6:30 p.m. Heritage Hill Historic Center, Green Bay. Old Farm.  Book signing to follow presentation.

April 10, 6:30 p.m. Sun Prairie Library, Limping Through Life. Book signing to follow presentation.

April 24, 6:00 p.m. Walworth and Big Foot Prairie Historical Society, Lake Lawn Resort, Delevan, WI. Dinner.  Breweries of Wisconsin.

April 29, Noon Luncheon, Historical Society Foundation. Farm stories. By invitation.

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fund raiser for them):
The library now has available both of Jerry’s DVDs, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps and Jerry Apps a Farm Story.
Also available are several of Jerry’s book including The Quiet Season (on which the DVD A Farm Winter is based), as well as Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm, which are related to the DVD Jerry Apps a Farm Story.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.

Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division St.
Wild Rose, WI  54984

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