Monthly Archives: March 2024


Sawyer's Sugar House

Sawyer’s Sugar House


A streak of warm days

followed by frigid nights

brings a surge of sap

from the Monadnock maples.

The flow collected then placed

in large wood-fired boilers.

It seems forever to cook down,

only stopped when a sweet,

sticky syrup remains.

Across the region a chain

of sugar shacks, at full

capacity, run day and night.

Although production can be

a pain, the season is short

and the result is a tasty treat

that marks the start of spring.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have artwork and poetry in an online presentation,  “Spring Awakenings”, on Saturday, April 6th at 7pm. RSVP

Spring Awakenings 2

Pussy Willows

Pussy Willows

Spring Awakenings 2

When will the atmosphere

shake off its winter mood?

The trees are a tangle of

bare branches, gray and bent,

from the season’s heavy snows.

Hopefully the seeds of summer

are beginning to stir

and soon we will sip

spring’s sweet, green wine.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have artwork in an exhibit, with the Saxton River Art Guild, at the Main Street Arts gallery in Saxton River, VT from March 9 through April 21. The reception will take place place on March 9 from 2-4 at Main Street Arts.