Waldo news

By Carolyn Zachary | Jul 14, 2017

By Tom Seymour

July 14, 2017

194 East Waldo Road

Waldo, ME 04915

(207) 338-974

tomgseymour@gmail.com

Waldo Town News

Things have finally quieted down here in Waldo, with people getting their fill of touching off fireworks each night. So it’s back to the peace and quiet that most of us so cherish.

I’d like to report on official-type town news, but there simply isn’t any. However, that’s a whale of a lot better than having to report on bad news. Waldo still remains, at least to some small degree, insulated from the goings-on in larger, nearby Belfast.

So it’s on to our regular features. First, garden news.

In the garden

The regenerative power of plants never ceases to amaze me. Readers will recall that only weeks ago deer nearly destroyed my garden. But now the veggies have grown new leaves and are putting on growth. So while it really irked me to have to buy green beans from the store the other day, it’s good to know that eventually my own fresh beans will become available.

Daylilies, both wild (tawny daylily) and cultivated, are in bloom now. My little daylily bed, which consists entirely of locally grown hybrid lilies from The Maine Farm right here in Waldo, are coming in bloom and should last for another week or so.

I picked the first head of broccoli last week, as well as the first cucumber, both events real milestones. Tomatoes have set on and pea pods are getting ripe for picking. It’s July in Maine, time for us to begin enjoying the fruits of our hard-won labor.

Perchin’ prediction

Finally I have some time, between writing columns, to go fishing. Conditions this week couldn’t be better, so no matter your favorite fishing activity, now is a great time to go for it.

Weekly quote

“The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” — Anonymous.

 

 

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