Saturday, April 17, 2010

Census Time in Mooseville

Spring is just such a random season, last week I was lollygagging in the sunshine and this morning I was surrounded by snow. It is that wet sticky kind of snow that covers the trees and confuses the daffodils and tulips.

As you could see from last week’s photos, I have been keeping busy at the new store and we are getting ready to open soon. But I have been doing my best to keep up with mayoral duties, as well.

Around Mooseville, we are currently starting our decennial(a fun new word that means every ten years) count of all the residents. The Census only counts people, but I am sure they want to know how many moose there are too, probably just another part of their current work. So I will warn you, Census workers will be out traipsing around in the woods over the next couple of months just to see where you might live most of the time.

I met a new little guy yesterday – his name is Poke. He is a member of the rodent family and he can have as many as 30,000 quills. You guessed it, he is a porcupine and despite that challenging exterior, he is a nice long as you don’t rub him the wrong way.

I also heard that they are considering a new sport for the winter Olympics – snowminton. I can’t wait to see what that will look like, imagine birdies zipping past your head, rackets specially fitted with mittens and the funny looking hats that players will be required to wear.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Busy Times at Mooseville

It sure was a busy week here in Mooseville. I have been helping to get the new store in Farmington ready - but it is really just a pile of boxes so far. The nice UPS man keeps bringing more boxes for us, but I haven't even had time to investigate all the great things yet. Even though it isn't open yet, I had a lot of friends drop by the store to visit.

I think people have forgotten what it looks like to see a moose wandering around downtown Farmington, but as Corey would say "Get used to it, my friends!"

Gifford's Ice Cream is open for the season, along with the County Delite in Avon. Have I ever told you about how much I love ice cream? My goal for the summer is to do a walking tour of all ice cream shops around Mooseville. I have got to help eat some of cones and really I need to help decide the question about which is best plain, sugar or waffle cone.

I am also looking forward to the new Gifford's flavors. Have you tried these yet? Butter Almond, Cherry Amaretto Chocolate or Chocolate Rainforest Crunch.

I want to say a special hello to my pals Em, Abigal and Alice.

Spring seems to have come early to Mooseville this year and I saw my first mosquito on Thursday, but we won't talk about that.

Have a Mooserrific Day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Spring!

The balmy weather around Mooseville is truly splendid! It might even make it to 80 degrees this afternoon, but it does look silly to have patches of snow right beside those daffodils.

Yesterday, I checked out the happenings up at Saddleback – pond skimming on skis and snowboards. It sounds like absolutely ridiculous behavior, but it was precariously funny looking too. I went with my new friends Diana and Wyatt and what a time we had. I thought you might like to see a photo too!

I have been keeping busy surveying all those mud puddles and can’t wait to start swimming. I worry that many folks still have swimming pools in their basements, but a few more warm dry days ahead should help them out.

Can we talk honestly about chickens! I recently spent some time with Marigold and her ladies in Madrid and they are working hard to provide enough eggs for everyone’s Easter celebrations, but really, I have been hoping to inspire Marigold to start writing her own blog. She remains resistant, but I will keep trying. It seems like there might be some crazy chicken adventures that we are all missing.

I have also been in touch with the nice folks at CNN – they definitely don’t cover the most important Moose News. When President Obama comes to Maine, he gets full coverage, but when I open the new store in Farmington and they will not even send the TV cameras for a live shot. Imagaine!

And this week’s biggest news, the asparagus is coming!

Have a wonderful Easter, Passover, or whatever you feel like celebrating!