BRISTOL — It is unfortunately not unusual to encounter dead critters along the rural roads of Vermont. Skunks, raccoons, squirrels porcupines seem to be the primary victims, with the occasional deer mixed in.
But nothing could have prepared Bristol resident Carl and Caroline Engvall for the sight they witnessed in their Cold Spring Road yard last Thursday: A dead armadillo.
When heavy floodwaters came tearing through the mountain village of Lincoln on Sunday, Aug. 28, a group of 20 community members rescued their local elementary school garden — one of Lincoln Community School's central pillars.
Together they harvested the garden, moved the school's shed and salvaged what they could. The following week, a team of second, fifth and sixth-graders began to rebuild the beds and reflect on the recent flooding.