My Note: Bees are highly endangered and highly important to our food survival. This petition is geared for Pennsylvania residents to sign. If you live elsewhere, just use the link below from this organization (Saving Animals from Extinction) below, who sent me the petition:

EPA Expected to Extend Use of Bee-Killing Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency knows that pollinators like bees and butterflies will be threatened if they approve these harmful pesticides – so it’s up to environmental activists like us to fight back and defend bees!

That’s why we’re sending this advocacy petition to the EPA first thing in the morning tomorrow to prove how essential it is to protect pollinators.

Don’t waste another second! We need 10,000 signatures from PA to DEMAND the EPA protect pollinators and STOP the use of bee‑killing pesticides!


Demand the EPA Save Bees →


Bees are already on the brink of extinction – and if the EPA extends pesticide use, we could see a massive impact.

Experts say that we’ve lost about 60% of honey bee hives since 1947! We can’t afford to lose more bees at this rate.

Click the link below to add your name to our petition by midnight tonight and SAVE endangered bees:


Demand the EPA Save Bees →


Bees need you,

Save Animals Facing Extinction


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March Winds & Snow: Spring on the Way?

The last few days have seen heavy winds in our area, a prelude perhaps to “March Comes in like a Lion….?”
And then this morning, our car was covered with snow. So don’t put away your boots and mittens!


Here is a photo I took in Lancaster on a windy day and it is part of my “Laundry Lines from Lancaster County” chapter from my book: For the Love of Clotheslines, available on Amazon for $18.00.



The caption reads: High Line Between Bare Trees: Lancaster County, PA


I am hoping that this month will see the completion of Cherie Goren’s memoir, A Time to Keep, that my colleague Krista and I are helping her republish with the Go Fund Me! campaign. I hosted a poetry/short story event at the senior center and while there were only seven of us, I enjoyed hearing other people’s poems and short stories. I read an excerpt from Cherie’s book, because she could not come and borrowed a new poetry book I hope to review soon.


With spring only one month away, I am hoping we soon have balmier weather as we did in Florida when we were there in mid-February. We went to the Miami Zoo, which is more like a large tract of land with trees and no cages. The animals were in their own large areas with a moat around each area so that guests could not get to the animals and vice versa. Each animal area explained if the animal was endangered or not. Here I am feeding the giraffes. The one I fed had a huge black tongue that came out like a whip!



While in Florida, we stayed at a very small motel. The manager showed us where the laundry room was in the backyard area of the motel, and wouldn’t you know it, there was a clothesline!  How lucky can I get— feeding the giraffe and finding a clothesline in my “backyard.”


March (15th) is St. Patrick’s Day, where green is the predominant color, a great introduction to spring and having the trees leafing again and flowers come up to beautify Mother Earth. I hope to have a new recipe that emphasizes greens, greens, greens!



Couldn’t resist one more laundry photo taken on the same windy day as the one above, also in my book:


The caption reads: Sky Blue High Lines: Lancaster County, PA


P.S. March will be the 13th anniversary of my posting on Menupause!

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