BRRRRR…again and again…and again                                 Feb-March 2014 Newsletter

 

 

I have given up thinking Winter will ever end here in Wooster. I do believe this is the longest and coldest Winter I remember since I have lived in Ohio. I remember Winters that were snowier but never one with such unrelenting cold days. The Spring Equinox is only a few days away but Mother Nature has not taken notice. My house in North Carolina is starting to sound better and better all the time. I just have to figure out how I can retire. Good luck with that. Perhaps when I win the lottery.

 

As you can imagine, business has been slow since the New Year.  Most of you will be able to tell that from the size of your checks this month. We are counting the days till Tax Day is over and the weather has hopefully improved. The Gallery looks good and we are ready for buying customers. We are going to have improvements done to the lighting system in about three weeks or so. It will help our energy consumption and

improve the appearance of the Gallery. We are looking forward to getting that project completed. It will not take long and should not make much of a mess. I say that hopefully and probably in error. We will have to move things around a good bit so the workmen will have clear access. No telling what projects that will lead to.

 

Life on the farm continues to drag on due to the cold. The chickens are giving me dirty looks as if the cold is my fault. They really should be grateful since I have been turning on a heat lamp for them on the really cold nights. It was probably warmer in the chicken coop than in the house at times. The ducks, on the other hand, are generally cheerful except on the very coldest days. They don’t seem to much notice how cold it is. I guess one does have to remember that they have down coats on.

 

I am afraid that I may have lost both of my bee hives. While I have yet to open either hive, the exterior appearance does not look good. Lots of dead bees at the hive entrance. As soon as the weather warms a little I will check for sure. Maybe I will get a happy surprise after all. I have talked to other bee people and losses are high with everyone I have talked with. The bee supply people will be busy this year getting replacements.

It also appears that I will be getting little or no peaches this year. Reports are that while the trees are ok most or all of the flower buds have frozen. Winter has been a harsh master this year.

 

There is not much else to report this month. Unless things change soon, it appears March will be one of the slowest in several years. It seems that it has been and continues to be weather related as opposed to economy related. Customers have just not felt like battling nature to shop. We are hearing much the same from other retailers in the downtown area as well.

 

Take care and go do a Spring dance outside. Just don’t slip on the ice…

 

Judi                   Cecil                  Nancy

 

 

 

 

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 On the way to ANTIQUES IN THE VAULT

A FACE ONLY MOTHER COULD LOVE

NIGHTLIGHTS IN THE OLD BANK VAULT

Gallery in The Vault~ 
 

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ACROSS THE GALLERY

MICHAEL KIFER POTTERY

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE GALLERY

Gallery in The Vault~  
 

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 Visit Gallery in The Vault in beautiful Downtown Wooster

 

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SARI SPONHOUR POTTERY

GAIL RUSSEL POTTERY

CLIF LAMBORN LAMPS

 Gallery in The Vault~
 

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 Wooster has  WONDERFUL Historic downtown. We have great shops and restaurants. Tulipan and  Broken Rocks are our personal favorites although all are worth eating at, as well. Vinnie gives them all  5 Barks. Other options include The Bistro on South Market, el Rancho Grande, City Steakhouse, The Henry Station and Matzo's. All are well worth visiting depending on what you are hungry for.

 

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JEAN DALZIEL PAINTINGS

  ANDREA SHIN JEWELRY

LAMBORN LOTUS LAMP