I just thought I would give you a quick up date on my last post. I met with the supervisor and we quickly established that he would not use any herbicide (Round Up) on my property. He also agreed that my birches were fine as long as I kept them well below the wires.
Brookwood Shire will be protected. The conversation broke down when I insisted he NOT use Round Up anywhere near my property as it would contaminate the water and the soil and affect me. He insisted it was perfectly safe! Well for every study he can provide that says that, I can provide I one that says it is not. So he gave me the name of the arborist who works for National Grid. I need to contact him. And I intend to. In the meantime I have contacted a few neighbors who are also concerned about the use of herbicides. I will try to suggest a meeting with everyone there. But, I am leaving for Oregon tomorrow to visit my sister, so this will have to wait until I get back.
Of course, we are now expecting a winter storm tomorrow so things could get interesting in terms of flying anywhere. I don’t think anyone, except possibly a few skiers, is interested in any more snow this year.
But it looks like nature has other plans. I am reminded of another poem we learned in kindergarten:
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot.
Whatever the weather
We’ll weather the weather
Whether we like it..or NOT!
I don’t remember who wrote it but I suspect they were from New England!
Never mind. The equinox approaches. The light is returning..has returned with Daylight Savings Time. Winter will eventually lose its grip on New England and we will bask in the warmth and green of Springtime…all the more appreciative for the delay.
In the meantime I will make my way to Oregon to visit my sister….though I expect some adventures along the way!