Jane's Letters

June 2021

June 2021

Hello to one and all this “almost summer” morning. The last few days have been so nice, sunny, warm. After all the rain we had, it is good to have sunshine. It was hard to keep after yard mowing with all the rain, and then it grew so much faster. The weeds are also actively growing and the maple seeds are sprouting thick in my flowerbeds. Hopefully I can get to them and get them pulled before they get too big. My strawberries are yielding well, not very many blossoms froze for me. We had a couple of strawberry pies...

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April 2021

April 2021

Good morning to our readers. Spring has arrived, but winter is threatening to have a finger in it in a couple of days. Rain, snow and frost are in the forecast. I did not cover my strawberries over winter and they are nicely blooming. I want to be sure to take old quilts out to cover them. I’m glad it isn’t a larger patch, just a small one for our own use. Hopefully it doesn’t do very much damage to trees and flowers. The redbuds are still nice, the crabapple trees are just starting to open. The darker crabapples are...

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February 2021

February 2021

Is spring on its way? We had 46 degrees today, the snow is really melting. We went from snow to ice to slop. Yesterday it warmed just enough to make it soft over top, drizzled a bit and froze overnight. The driveways were very icy this morning. By this evening, it is slushy and very sloppy. Tomorrow they predict 50 degrees, it will get rid of lots of snow at that rate. The ground has been snow covered since December 29th, which is a rare thing for this area. It may change after tomorrow is past. And our extra cold...

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January 2021

January 2021

Happy New Year! to all our readers. We made it through 2020, starting a new year. We had hoped the effects of Covid-19 would be history, but it doesn’t seem that way. Really, it could be worse, it’s mostly annoying. Sales have held up well, 2020 was a good year all in all, in spite of the few months in the spring/summer when sales were way down. High milk prices this fall/winter were another hurdle, but we weathered it through. There isn’t much else to do but hunker down and try to make it work! The first weekend of January...

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