Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rain Dance Worked

The rain dance worked.  The shower shuffle succeeded.  The rains came to the farm, more than three inches the last couple weeks. The garden is happy, especially the squash and the pumpkins, the cucumbers and the gourds.  They've lifted their wilting leaves and are growing once more.  Yellow blossoms everywhere.

And oh, how happy are the late summer prairie flowers, ready to bloom a few weeks ago and then the dry weather came.  But now they are thriving once more, especially the wonderfully attractive purple-flowered blazing star, and the vast spreads of three kinds of deep yellow goldenrods.

And my little pine trees planted in the spring, struggling to stay alive, now are likely saved with the ample rains.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: A rainy day is a happy day.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  It’s time to sign up for my writing class at The Clearing (Saturday, November 1). It’s about writing stories from your life—to be shared with families, friends and more. Go to this link for further information.
If that doesn’t work, write or call The Clearing:
12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
(920) 854-4088.


August 26, Neville Museum, Green Bay. 6:30 p.m.  Breweries of Wisconsin

September 3, 5:00 p.m. Live at Five TV Show, CBS, Channel 3, Madison.

September 9, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library, Limping Through Life.

September 14, 6:00 p.m. West Salem Historical Society, (West Salem American Legion.  Barns of Wisconsin.

September 20, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Stories From the Land, Stonefield Village, Cassville.

September 24, 10:15. Wisconsin Retired Educators, Marriott West, Madison.  How to Tell Your Story.

NEW NOVEL OUT IN SEPTEMBER: The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County can now be pre-ordered. It's all about how a small town deals with the possibility of a frac sand mine coming to their community.  Go to this link for further information:

Here are upcoming launch and signing dates for the book:

October 2, Heartland Forum, Minneapolis

October 7, 7:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, west Madison,

October 16, 6:00 p.m. Patterson Memorial Library, Wild Rose, WI

October 19, 12:30 p.m. Wisconsin Book Festival, Rm. 302, Madison Main Library

November 1, 4:30 p.m. The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI

1 comment:

Diana said...

Yes, it is wonderful to see the ponds full again and the green grass.

Our family sure enjoyed your stories at the Verona Libray on Friday.

I hope you enjoyed the rutabaga, even though it wasn't raised on breaking ground.