By Tom Seymour
Oct. 14, 2016
194 East Waldo Road
Waldo, ME 04915
Waldo Town News
Accu-Weather meteorologists have forecast heavy rain beginning soon. Despite a chance for flash flooding, Maine stands to gain much from a prolonged, soaking rain.
As of now, various parts of the state have encountered compromised well water. Some wells on Mount Desert Island have acquired a salty taste, indicating intrusion of ocean water in deep wells. Also, Dan Woodrow of Belfast reports a surge in chlorine in the municipal water that he drinks.
Here in Waldo our water is neither salty nor laced with chlorine. Our only problem is an ever-dwindling water supply. Which is why the Accu-Weather forecast sounds like such good news.
In other news, I just sent in the finished manuscript plus photos of what will soon be my latest book, a guidebook to common Maine mushrooms, designed for beginners and backyard mushroom enthusiasts. Publication is slated for some time this coming spring.
With little more than two weeks to go until Election Day, it becomes important that people remember to take time out to vote. With all the extremely serious topics up for grabs, we should vote as if our lives depend on it, which they well may. Do vote.
Pa’tridge hunting thus far has not been particularly rewarding. Birds, like every other living thing, have changed their habits because of a lack of water. And what with deer season opening in a little more than a week, hunters may have to change their tactics. Think water, because that may stand as key to success this November.
According to sightings this summer and fall, deer appear scarce in Waldo. But as with politics and elections, predictions often fall far short of reality. Beginning at the end of the first week of the season, I’ll post deer kill numbers as recorded at Weaver’s Roadside Variety on Route 137 in Waldo. Weaver’s is our local tagging station, so anyone visiting Waldo for a deer hunt can stop in there to register their deer.
“Freedom is only as strong as those willing to defend it.” - Anon