Spring is finally here or at least it feels like it. The daffodils are starting to bloom and the other plants are starting to peek through the ground.
It was wonderful to hear and see the lobster boats finally sailing out from the wharfs to dump their traps. I haven't had my first feed yet but it will be coming up very soon.
On my way towards the Malagash wharf last Tuesday evening I spotted my first bears in a field. I am normally the last person in our area to see one but this year was one of the first and two good sized ones at that.
On Saturday morning we were en route to Saint John early in the morning and spotted nine deer on Mary P's lawn. It was a little too early in the am to call her but I was tempted to do it and tease her about her early morning breakfast guests.
There have been constant sightings of at least three every evening just up the road. It’s nothing to see three on one side of the road and two on the other. What to do? Well I slow way down and hopefully they will stay where they are and not come out in front of me. They can do a lot of damage to a car.
Our small walking group is still going on in the community hall (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.). There is also an inside walking group at the Wallace Community Hall on Tuesday and Fridays at 9 a.m. It is really not safe to walk on the roadways around our communities. I prefer a sidewalk. I encourage anyone who is interested to join one or the other group.
A "Let's Start at the Beginning" quilting group has started at the Malagash Community Hall on Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. It is a four-week course and if interested, contact Linda Armstrong for more information. T
he project will be a quilted runner and will be finished in the period.
I took a quilting course years ago but a little arthritis in fingers might prevent me from doing any more.
Jannie and Peter Berkelaar spent a delightful time recently with their daughters in Ottawa and son in Hamilton. They left right after church on Easter Sunday to drive to Ontario.
was great to have her back at the church organ/piano on Sunday.
Russ and I are very pleased to have our daughter, Karen Stiller, visiting with us for several days. She lives in Ottawa and was just recently in Saint John to lead a spiritual retreat for the Anglican Minister's wives in New Brunswick.
This was the first retreat she has led and apparently thoroughly enjoyed the event and I am sure it will not be the last she will lead.
The Dandelion Festival was held in Wallace on May 5 with many special events happening. A bean, chili, fishcake supper was held at the Masonic Hall from 4 to 6 and many sales happening in the village.
We, like a lot of other people, are starting to de-clutter and what a job! Came across a quote from my friend, Marjorie, and it fits.
"We spend the first part of our human experience accumulating things and the other half wondering what is the world we're going to do with all the stuff."
Karen and I got into a closet yesterday and there is a large bag going to the Fireplace in Wallace which benefits the Wallace and area volunteer firemen. Have a good week everyone and stay safe. Watch for those deer!
Marian Durling writes for the Malagash area.