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Cattle are back and making a mess

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The cattle are back, chewing up everything in my yard. These guys are so big, they just jump over the fence. They chewed all the new growth on my herbs and pulled the pansies right out of the pots.

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Visitors leave holiday dregs along roads

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Another big holiday is now behind us. Mothers are so important to all of us. I know that each mother was shown the love and appreciation she deserves.

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Cinco de Mayo celebrations meant great food

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I hope everyone survived Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday. I realize Mexico considers the holiday a minor event, but across the border here in the U.S., the day is celebrated with a variety of Mexican foods and assorted beverages — especially in margaritas.

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Now spring really begins in Rim Country

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May Day — literally. What a fine memory I have of that day way back when I went to Sparrowbush Elementary School in Upstate New York.

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Still waiting on those promised April showers

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The local weather report has predicted rain for the past few weeks, but there has not been even a drop.

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Tonto Village waking up after long winter’s sleep

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Tonto Village is starting to wake up after a long winter’s sleep. Maybe it’s because the weather has been so warm — the trees are all budding out and the lilacs and irises are blooming, along with the tulips and daffodils as well as a few forsythia bushes with their gorgeous yellow flowers.

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In spite of first trout stocking on Rim, fishing hit and miss

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The first week in April was the start of this year’s stocking by the Arizona Game and Fish Department of the area’s creeks and the Rim lakes.

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High pollen count has allergies attacking in a big way

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The past few weeks have been a coughing and sneezing mess along with runny nose and itchy eyes. I have never had allergies before, but no longer is that the case.

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The roar of summer fun in the distance

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Another quiet week in the Village … but wait a few more weeks and our little hamlet will be buzzing with quads and dune buggies. Who said you needed sand? Mud is just fine.

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Village starting to bloom; side streets being graded

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I took a stroll around our house this morning and I was surprised by all the trees that are in bloom. It’s almost as if the blooms popped out overnight.

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