Notwithstanding the weekend forecast, which is calling for a repeat of last year's wintery conditions for the Shamrock Run, it is beginning to feel like spring around here. Apricots are blooming on the farm, and a few apple trees have set blossoms along the road up to the vineyard. And the emu who usually lives by the Roosteraunt has established new quarters in the hops -- just because it's spring and the forces of nature are confusing her again.
Events this weekend:
The Bluemont Shamrock 5K (or 10K), Saturday
Dirt Farm Oyster Festival, Saturday after the run
Wine and Cookies, Saturday and Sunday -- a
nd Jennifer Shailor might have her baby!
Jenna Shapiro and Cory Kaisnoff, 9/25 wedding
Laura Malament and Mike Dreyfus, 9/24 wedding
Shannon Viverette and Chris Hurt, 11/11 wedding
Becky Cruz and Pedro Sorto, 11/4 wedding
Skyla Thomas and Patrick Ausel, 8/7 wedding
Maya Kaufman and Kevin Marshall, 11/19 wedding
at the Vineyard:
loaded baked potato soup