The Rock Wall

Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:32 pm

I came back to the office Monday night after the ambulance board meeting and found an obituary had been e-mailed to me that was really a surprise. I didn’t even know Alice Nikodim was in ill health.

She and Art are slightly younger than my parents. I didn’t know she was Virginia Beydler’s sister. That means they were all young folks running around together in the Olympia/Pacetown area. They are always so pleasant and supportive. They likely watched me get older and hoped I would actually grow up. Our condolences to the family.

- I guess it’s about time for the January thaw. We always tried to time the farrowing dates on our sows for the end of January/first of February to take advantage of the hoped for annual warm-up.

A little anything is

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    The Rock Wall

    In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.

    Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.

    I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.

    The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules.

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