LS: Your Town Column March 01, 2009

In like a lion and out like a lamb?

Traditionally, March is supposed to blow its way onto the calendar pages, wreaking havoc in the back yard with the fall leaves that didn’t get raked before the first snow; however weather forecasts for today and this coming week are very lamb-like.

In the event the lion decides to roar loudly later in the month, now is a great time to take inventory of the garage toys and see what’s out there.

No more “stuck-in-the-cabin” excuses. It’s time to go outside.

Set aside the snow shovel for the season (but within reach, especially if the lion gets carried away) and try to locate the garden shovel and trowel. Dust the cobwebs out of the rototiler blades, and check the garden hose for leaks.

Pruning shears still prunable? Check.

Rake still have all its teeth? Check (but it needs to floss).

When you’re satisfied that all’s in order, don’t hesitate to go back in the garage and break out the real toys.

You know, take the bike for a ride, polish the golf clubs, break in the new hiking shoes.

It’s like Christmas again.

Read on.

These clubs with the big toys have the right idea.

•  The Grand Mesa Jeep Club’s monthly meeting will be March 2 at Las Palmas Restaurant, 752 1/2 Horizon Drive.
The group has monthly trips welcoming all types of four-wheel drives and newcomers are always welcome too.
Call 523-5443 or go to Web site

•  The Two River Sams Chapter RV Club meeting is at 11:30 a.m. March 14.
Call 523-5625 or 434-4154 for location information.

•  And the Western Slope ATV Association meeting is at
7:30 p.m. March 18, at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, 25 and F 1/2 roads.
Guests are welcome.
Call Steve at 241-2409 or go to for information.

•  And for those who dig the dirt, the public is invited to attend a seed swap during the Organic Gardening group’s next meeting at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens’ Children’s Library, 641 Struthers Ave.
Take any seeds you would like to share. There will be heirloom tomatoes, blue corn, leftover seeds from last year and more.
Call Marian at 255-0417 for information.


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