Vermont today became the fourth state in the union to legalize same-sex marriage, and the first to do so through the legislative process instead of by court order. The Senate voted last night to approve a slightly revised version of the House bill, and, as promised, Governor Douglas vetoed it shortly thereafter. This morning, the legislature overturned the veto. It was a true testament to the power of democracy, and a rare example of extreme legislative efficiency.
Signs of Spring are everywhere now, even though it’s been in the thirties and raining for the past few days. Daffodils and lillies are just peeking through the mulch in the Small Dog gardens, and the first ramps are appearing in droves. In a few weeks I’ll be foraging for morels and chanterelles!
I hope you enjoy this issue. As always, keep in touch.