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By Tom Seymour | Apr 30, 2021

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It’s that time of year again. Annual plant sales are beginning and the first one in Frankfort, at least to my knowledge, happens on May 6, 7 and 8 at Frankfort Fire Department.

After that, Frankfort Congregational Church will hold its annual plant sale in the church parking lot on Saturday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. I’ll give more complete information as the time draws near.

Plant sales represent a great way to pick up a wide variety of potted plants at discount prices and those starting new gardens might do well to attend these functions. Those with established gardens can, of course, always find room for a new and interesting plant.

Perchin’ prediction

Salmon are biting in area lakes and wouldn’t you know it, my boat is not ready. But I’ll remedy that shortly.

Trout fishing in streams was sketchy last week, but Friday’s heavy rains may have a beneficial influence.

In another week or so, warm water species such as black crappies and white perch should put on the feedbag. It all depends upon the weather. If we get a stretch in the mid-60s, better prepare for fast action.

In the garden

My peas are all in and should germinate any time now. My hope is to catch a salmon and freeze it, to go along with fresh peas on the Fourth of July. It’s happened before and hopefully, it will happen again.

History note

This from the Bangor Daily Commercial, May 25, 1901: “Hayward Pierce of Frankfort, has traded with J. E. Crockett and got a mate for his carriage horse to replace the one he lost last winter. He is a splendid looking animal. Josh always deals in good ones.”

This verse from E. B. Browning speaks of earlier, simpler times:

“Hedgerows all alive, with birds and gnats and large white butterflies,

Which look as if the Mayflower had caught life, and palpitated forth upon the wind.”

 

 

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