Waldo Town News

By Tom Seymour | Jun 01, 2019

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What a pleasant surprise today, when coming home from working in Smithfield, I saw the road grader on East Waldo Road. Certain sections of our dirt roads needed a touchup, since the potholes had returned with a vengeance. Let’s hope that this fix lasts for a long time.

In the garden

Finally, it’s about time to plant. The cold, wet soil wasn’t suitable for planning until now. And don’t worry about getting your stuff in late, because it will easily catch up. Warm soil temperatures are key to successful planting.

Under the feeder

The male rose-breasted grosbeak has become a regular around my place. Other birds, with the exception of phoebes and woodpeckers, have become scarce, with nesting season at hand.

Perchin’ prediction

Fish are biting well, finally. Trout and salmon are my top favorites, but I learned from a fisheries biologist friend that crappies are biting now, too. So if you can manage to get out and spend some time on the water, now’s the time. Summer is short and the winter long, so make piscatorial hay while the sun shines.

Weekly quote

“I found a nice penknife…lost by some villager who went there to Bathe (and) yesterday…a nice arrowhead. The knife was a very little rusted, the arrowhead was not rusted at all.” – H.D. Thoreau

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