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All Fishermen Lie – Or Do They Just Tell Tall Tales?

by | Feb 2, 2024 | Front Articles 2,July 2020 | 0 Comments

By DAVE PEROS I’ve always wondered what it is about fishing that makes veracity such an issue among those who participate in the sport and, even more so, those who...

Going Green

by | Jan 12, 2024 | August 2018,Front Articles 2 | 0 Comments

By DEBORAH G. SCANLON  Many of us seek ways to “go greener,” but we tend to think these measures have to be major, like adding solar panels or replacing appliances. And...

Rid Your Home Of Rats – Without Harming Other Wildlife

by | Jan 8, 2024 | August 2018,Front Articles 2 | 0 Comments

By MADISON MEDEIROS Underweight, dehydrated, bruised on both the chest and abdomen; a snowy owl found on a jetty at Wellfleet Harbor fell ill and died earlier this...

Treasures From The Sea

by | Feb 2, 2024 | Front Articles 1,July 2020 | 0 Comments

By CHRISTINE LYNCH Growing up on the Cape, our young daughters were fascinated by sea glass. They would drop them into their pails or use them to top sandcastle turrets...

Homemade Cheese – Easier Than You Think

by | Jan 2, 2024 | August 2015,Front Articles 1 | 0 Comments

By GAIL BLAKELY  Photographs by  Gene M. Marchand/Enterprise Making fresh cheese at home is one of those do-it-yourself projects that you will find yourself doing again...

Septic System – How To Maintain Yours & What To Do If You Need A New One

by | Sep 21, 2023 | August 2017,Front Articles 1 | 0 Comments

By ROBERTA CANNON When I was a child, I was fascinated by the round cement circle that sat on top of a mound of dark green grass in our backyard. Every once in a while,...


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In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

Spring on the Cape arrives with some hesitancy as though not quite sure of itself. March comes with the cold winter winds still prowling the desolate beach dunes. Warm afternoons turn the frozen ground to mud and nurture the buds sitting patiently on the trees poised to bloom. Spring brings rain, dousing the earth and our garden beds. Soft fogs roll in as air and water meet without agreement on temperature. Slowly the days warm, until one day we find spring here to stay and summer unfolding around it.

For Cape Cod, this is the season where we welcome back those who call this place home. Not just the human residents, but also the migratory animals that dwell here, whether for a day or for a season. Ospreys begin piling up on last year’s nests ready to rear the next generation. Fish of all manner from stripers to sharks begin patrolling the waters offshore. Spring peepers emerge and begin their nightly chorus.

Nights are still cool, and after a day out-of-doors in the spring sun, it’s not unusual for us still to relax at the end of the day in front of the fire. The last frosts will come and go, and we can get seeds in the ground ready for that early harvest.

Spring, with all its varying moods, welcomes us back outside.

John H. Hough

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