The Basket Lady
Truly hope everyone had a lovely Easter with lots of hidden eggs and prizes for the little ones. Of course, the miracle of Easter is that hope and life springs eternal for us all.
From the Kitchen Table, here are some egg-cellent household hints for your garden:
Slugs don’t like walking on eggshells any more than you do. Save your eggshells and crush them. Then spread the pieces around any plant you want to protect. Surround the plant completely for a slug-proof zone. Crushed eggshells are also a great source of calcium-which is just what you need to prevent blossom end rot on your tomato plants. You can sprinkle them into the soil of your household plants. Another way to get eggshell calcium to houseplants is to save the water you use to boil eggs. Once it cools, water the plants with it and see how much better they grow.
Another egg-cellent suggestion for getting rid of left-over Easter baskets and fillers is to donate them to the Basket Lady who will put them to good use right away and may be reached through the Rumford Falls Times or via cell phone at 357-2266.
The mission statement of the Basket Lady is, to create a community-wide tradition of providing support, encouragement, and the giving of gifts to others first, before we get from others. The theme, “Get a basket-Give a basket,” was born out of the lifelong volunteer work of Dot Sanchas, and her brother, Allan Gallant, inspirational mentors and friends to the folks in the River Valley communities.
It’s with deep gratitude and a humble heart that in honor of Dot Sanchas, the Basket Lady serves others first-just as Dot would do, then fully trusts God to provide what’s needed in return.
A very special “thank you,” coupled with sincere appreciation to the following angels in training for being so kind: Evelyn Arbor, Jennifer Kreckel, Vickie Kuhl, Irene Haynes, Barbara “Jean” Smith, John Soucy, Cindrie Cormier, Lem Cissel, Kim Sequoia, TCMH clothing closet, Sue Ellen Richardson, Patty Duguay, Sandra Witas and Dr. LaLonde.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up! We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile and live in the present!