Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Friday, April 1, 2016

Peace and quiet are back, for now.

After a day and a half of intense activity, peace is temporarily back on the now empty lot. It is Friday afternoon, and everybody knows nobody in the residential construction business works at a customer's on a Friday afternoon if one can help it.

Where a two story empty home surrounded by tall soft cedars stood now only a dip in the land is left. From the street, one can see now that there are two not so wide lots, but deep enough to know a pair of homes can be built there. Snugly, but it would fit. Four great Silver Maples all in a row in the middle could be a problem for the builders, but for now, they stand guard over freshly overturned earth, splitting the property almost right in the center.

Only a few hours after the digger left, the grackles, robins, cardinals and mourning doves have already taken over, looking for food, I would guess.

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