Week of March 24, 2019

It has already been a month since the Birchwood contingent made the annual trek to Cable, Wisconsin for the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race. It was a fantastic day with lots of new-fallen snow. Those of us that use wax had a bit more difficult time. Nevertheless, congrats to Chris, Ginny and Andy Sorenson, Ben and Chris Creagh, John Wyland and Mark Glander...Can't wait to do it all again next year.
 
But turning the calendar to March is even better. I love March--days are longer, birds are busy passing through or finding nests, and lots of folks are out walking the town again. Today I was out chopping wood and heard a flock of sand hill cranes fly over.  That is my benchmark for claiming spring has sprung. And their excited chatter as they fly sounds like they are truly having fun. I hope you have time to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring as well.
 
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