Catch of the day
Bob Wesolowski of Baiting Hollow (left) and his son Dave remove debris – including this truck bed liner – from the Roanoke Landing beach Saturday morning. About 75 members of the East End Surf Fishing Club fanned out along the Sound beaches from Wading River to Mattituck for the annual cleanup that was begun in 1931. The container was provided by Riverhead Town.

Now this is nice — the weather, that is. I hope each of you has sore muscles, meaning that you were able to do some work in your yards. It feels good to climb into fresh-smelling sheets right off the clothesline and fall right asleep. Such simple things in life are pretty darn good. Keep up the good work.

As I promised last week, here are the third- and fourth-grade winners of Riley Avenue Elementary School’s science fair: Third grade: Jacob Nitti, first place; Regan Montefusco and Angelina Graziano, second place; Samantha Seal and Bryan Yown, third place. Fourth grade: Kate McCarney, first place; Jack Krulder, second place; Marissa Diveris and Charlie Poveromo, third place. Great job, everyone! Good luck to our future scientists.

Riverhead Free Library’s Yellow Barn is now open. Books may be purchased every Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You never know what you might find. If you have any books you’ve already read and would like to donate them, feel free to do so.

Mom and I had the pleasure of going to the store at Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch on Middle Road in Riverhead for the first time over the weekend. Everyone there is so nice and helpful. I needed something that required us to go to the greenhouse in the back of the farm. What a wonderful place! The animals are beautiful, the farm is well kept, and the people are absolute angels. Do stop by the shop. There are beautiful items for sale, which helps to keep the farm going. Donations of gently used items are always appreciated.

Happy birthday to Gail Kappenberg of Baiting Hollow and Wayne Rambo of Calverton as they both celebrate their special day on May 9. Best wishes for a perfect birthday from all your family and friends. Also, a very happy birthday is wished for my co-worker Kerin Orlowski, who will celebrate on May 10. From your husband, Steve, your son, Cormac, your daughter, Cayleigh, and all your family and friends, especially everyone at Dr. Bach’s office, we wish you an awesome birthday, Ker!

We had some interesting guests this week at the farm. The barn swallows have returned and we are so happy to welcome them back. We have lots of mosquitoes and gnats for them to consume this year. The next guest was a complete surprise. A big female turkey was at our back porch door pecking to come in the house. She was not scared at all. Even though Brookie barked at her to leave, she sauntered off at her own pace. I can’t quite figure that one out, but I guess we shouldn’t leave the door open.

The strawberries are bloomin’ up a storm. If the weather remains warm, they’ll arrive early this year. Stay tuned.

A very happy Mother’s Day to every mom, grandma, grammie, babcia, aunty, and all who are moms in their own special way. May your day be simply perfect. God bless.

Take care, be safe, and I will talk to you next time. Bye.