Our annual 65th Wardsboro 4th of July Street Parade was a pretty rainy event. I worked in my niece Cindy's restaurant, Bittersweet Memories, that day and we were pretty busy. She sold Strawberry Shortcake and donated some of the money to the Francis Capen Sports Memorial Scholarship. I have been working way too many hours as my sweet little Catherine is here at her summer home at her summer home in Vermont. Catherine turned 100 yrs. old in January and we are having a very nice summer. We have made cookies and are working on making spiced apricots this afternoon.
I also take care of another older gentleman named Fred that is 84 yrs. old. It is a wonderful job and he lives nearby from my home, so not a long commute. He has a beautiful old golden retriever "Burny" that is just such a love. It is a lot of work right now but as anyone knows that does private home care, its either feast or famine! Thank goodness Darcy is home this summer to take care of the sheep while I am off the farm. I do overnight shifts, 18 hr. shifts and 24 hr. shifts.
The barn has 300 bales of beautiful first cut hay and I am so happy. There is just something about walking into the barn with the smell of new hay. It is very satisfying knowing there is hay for the sheep this winter. I have 100 bales of 2nd cut coming and will get about 200 more bales of 2nd cut when its available. I am going to put in extra this year so I don't run out. It is much better to put in extra than to try to scramble in the spring when its pretty tough to find hay.
Saturday July 26th is the Blueberry Festival in West Dover. We are going to have a float for "Bills Lumber" and drive in the parade. We will then play music at the Gazebo. I come home and work at Fred's for the afternoon. Next I'm going to a birthday party for my little Catherine at Toby Hill. To end the evening, I'm playing to a Square Dance in Jamaica...........whew! That should be about it for the month of July so I will sign off. So-long from Maybelle MaMa and check back next month for some more news.