As the last of the winter snow—long past its prime—recedes, Vermonters rush to be outside.
Gardeners stroll among their dormant beds, picking up the stray branches brought down by the ice and wind of a season that’s already receding into memory. Carpenters start measuring and cutting lumber for the new projects they planned back in February. Walkers don their muddin’ boots to march off down the rutted dirt roads, their dogs wandering as far afield as they can manage.
While Carding’s Episcopal priest, Gordon Lloyd, enjoys the outdoors as much as everyone else in town, this morning he’s looking forward to an indoor activity, one with poignant appeal.
Here’s a sample of tomorrow’s story. Hope to see you there.
Welcome to Carding, Vermont where life always includes a dash of the unexpected. And you can find it any time, right here in the Carding Chronicles and in the four novels of Carding, Vermont, The Road Unsalted, Thieves of Fire, The Dazzling Uncertainty of Life, and Lights in Water, Dancing.
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