Thursday morning, in the southeastern pre-dawn sky, the moon pairs to the right of yellowish Saturn. The next day the last quarter moon is official at 3:19 p.m.

Friday, the Crabtree Senior Might Potluck and Fun Night starts at 5:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the Foursquare Church. The theme for food offerings is “spring colors.” The 55 and greater community is invited.

On a wet and sloppy track, RallyX Auto Racing saw Crabtree’s own Jonathan Jackson and Max Farnsworth place 3rd and 4th respectively in the “stock front” category. Jim Rowland had the best total time on the day. Round 3 is set for June 1. Register online at

Congrats go to the White family of Crabtree, winners of the West Highway 16 Beautification Project, “Easter Edition,” for their display of giant Easter Bunnies and other kid-pleasing decorations.

Neighbor Brad Attitudes tells me he found mosquito larva wiggling in a flower pot saucer. So unless you support expanding mosquito populations, it’s time to start checking your various “catchwaters” and dump them out if larva are present.

Several neighbors have mentioned the hummingbirds are back. Another said he’d seen a weasel.

I noted flowers on the mayapples. And have decided to “go-go-go” on putting out my warm weather transplants and planting warm soil loving seed. At this point, chances of frost are minuscule.

If you have info about the greater Crabtree and west 16 community, call or text Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.