Mudcat Café message #3947546 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3947546
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
01-Sep-18 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Lovely to have Stilly River Sage back! What an incredible de-cluttering you have accomplished!

Had an opportunity to talk with friend yesterday who has worked 53 years at the local newspaper - started when he was 17 and took over ownership when his dad retired. He recently sold the newspaper part and kept the printing company and office supplies shop - He wants his son to have a life! I would love for him to do an oral history. He probably knows more about the last 53 years of this community than anyone.

Apparently the hogweed and/or wild parsnip, both vicious invasive weeds, are common around here. I wanted to try to provide enough information that more people are not burned by them. Spent five hours on the phone Thursday trying to get a better poster - one with a one liner heading that average folks would see and take notice! Finally got a good one and had my friend print it up -11x17! Spent part of today getting people (at the Farm market) to take them to other areas, blanketed Maynooth and started on Bancroft. Ran out of energy and flaked out for the afternoon. Tuesday...

But I did manage, after nap, to maneuver the firewood tarp into a really good position so it will be easier to handle through the winter, she says hopefully! I am very pleased as I doubted I could do it and did not want to knock over any of the already stacked wood. Two days of rain predicted then I will resume stacking.

Dan said he was coming on Monday but I suspect he means Tuesday - after Labour Day. R did not make it up for this long weekend - moving a 60 foot long machine. Maybe Canadian Thanksgiving? - next month. I am staying right here. Fall is lovely!! Then, in October before ground freezes, the process of moving plants from the Montreal house to ???? somewhere. Then the moving in November to new house. Although with the sale of Montreal house having fallen through - so much for "ironclad" contract... R does not tell me he is concerned... HE is working on it.