Carrboro, North Carolina
Born and raised in central Maine, my youth was spent mowing the lawn, kicking a soccer ball against the garage doors, and trying to sneak sugar cereal out of the kitchen cupboards after I was put to bed. More about Tim
South Royalton, Vermont
I am a baby boomer who grew up in a time when the trend in food was convenience and speed. It wasn't the fast-food era, but a post-World War II time when ... More about Warren
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Wallace, West Virginia
My name is Autumn. I'm 24 years old, and I live in rural north-central West Virginia. I was born and raised in West Virginia, and in 2005 I graduated from ... More about Autumn
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Posted at 8:04 PM on April 10, 2008 by Barbara Kattman
Today was the first time in 165 days that the temperature rose above 70 degrees! Spring made a grand appearance and everyone, everywhere was smiling.
Spring is always a busy time for us. My husband is running around the countryside meeting with clients, coming up with designs for their properties, and visiting nurseries to select plant materials for installation. Making the world a more beautiful place to live. Today he was down in Westport along the southeast coast where they have a lot of farms and nurseries with an amazing selection of plant materials. He said that the landscape is now dotted with wind mills as many of the farms are relying on them to supply energy. My daughter and I have been very busy helping people buy and sell houses. The real estate market is active in spite of what the media says.
In spite of the busy schedules we are totally in the locavore routine now. The big challenge has been seeing last year's bounty dwindle. March is a difficult month to find fresh local fruits and vegetables. Aside from that we have been quite on track. My husband has been getting fresh eggs from a woman who works in his building. She lives in Sherborn and has hens. Boy, are her eggs wonderful!
Spring is definitely in the air! Our new vegetable garden at our daughter's house is now ready for us to plant. All the local farms, garden centers, and nurseries are busily getting ready for the spring season. My mother is excited because my brother and his family are CSA members of Powisset Farm and have included her in the program. I can't wait to visit all the local farms for fresh produce again!
This weekend there is an event at the Holliston Historical Society where they will be promoting many of the local food stores and restaurants. I am curious to check it out.
I am glad to be back and can't wait to spend some time checking on my fellow locavores activities. Sounds like all of you have been busy, too!