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A tree harvest has been happening in the woodlot to the right of the hill leading to Drumbo. It appears to be a harvest of walnut trees. The sign on the lot advises that people need to stay out of the lot for their safety. This seems like a good idea because there are many trees leaning so much that they look like they could fall to the ground at any time.
After a year of living in the loft at Gail and John Ashby’s house, Ian and Catherine Saxby are now moving. I will miss Ian, he taught me a lot about art, and is really really nice. This is a painting he did of the Wolverton house – it took him about a year to complete because it is so detailed. I got to paint beside him this summer and do my own Wolverton house picture. It was really fun (and really hot).
Annie Dale is saving people’s lives by donating blood. On March 5th she became a first time donor. Annie said it did not hurt when they stuck the needle in her arm. When asked how it felt to be saving lives Annie said it “feels really good”. She felt a little sick after, maybe that will teach her to not eat lunch before going next time. Annie – you are a life saver!
Yes, Wolverton has its own groundhog to tell if spring is just around the corner. Daryl (picture below) has talked to Wolverton Wally and he says that it’s going to be an early spring this year. Now our groundhog lives by the river, but it is hard to see him because he is black and white so he blends in with the snow. Daryl says that Wolverton Wally looks like a Dalmation – white with black spots.