Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spooner Advocate Column- May 9, 2013

Hello there neighbor- Are we all happy to see that the warmer weather has melted most of the snow that was dumped on us last Thursday? Wow is all that I can say! The poor Robins were not happy at all- seemed like they gave me dirty looks when I saw them. I suppose its hard to find worms when 14 or more inches of snowed are dumped on the ground. Everyone seems to be singing a happier toon now that the sun is out and most of the snow is gone. A big Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there. I hear it should be a good weekend as far as weather so safe travels to all. Remember to thank all your Aunts and other female family members as I am sure somewhere along the way they have "mothered" you in some way. Remember it takes a village to raise a child! The Shephard's Harvest is happening this weekend! May 11-12, 2013 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, MN. They are open Sat 9-5 pm and Sun 10-4 pm, admission is FREE! More information or to sign-up for classes held on May 10 please go to their website- Lac Courte Oreilles Community College has t-shirts left over from the Sustainability Fair. If anyone is still interested in a t-shirt we are still selling them for $10. You can cantact Amber at 715-634-4790 x156 or Happy Birthday to all the May birthdays out there. I hope you are finally able to enjoy the sun and hopefully the flowers that should be popping up all over. Have a beautiful day and we love you! LCO Community College also has their calendar out for May classes. May 11- Bustlemaking (at the LCO High School), 9-4 pm. May 14-Beginning Gardening 5-7:30 (at the College Farm). May 15- Environmental Film 5-7 pm Gail Francis Talk about her journey of Pacific Crest Trail (dinner served). May 16- Beading Circle (student Center) 5-8 pm . If you are interested in these classes please call and register with Amber 715-634-4790 x156 or There are some great things that are going on through the Cable natural Museum. Any questions should be directed to the museum at 715-798-3890. Wildflower Hike to Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome, Saturday May 11th. Sounds like the museum's naturalist Emily Stone will be taking you on a hike to check out the spring plants. Leave the museum at 10 am, bring water and snacks and be prepared to walk 5 miles on uneven, uphill terrain. Birding in the National Forest, Thursday May 16th. Hike trails and visit sited within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in search of birds. You will be hiking through a northern hardwood forest, and skirt the edge of a bog and wetland. Meet at the museum at 6:30 am and return by 10:30 am. Space is limited so please call and register by May 15th. Cost is $8/member and $13/non-member. No charge if you are a registered Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival participant. Lac Courte Oreilles College Farm wants to let everyone know that they have FREE community garden plots still available at the farm. They are also still taking CSA memberships for this summer. The cost, $200 gets you 5/8 of a bushel of produce from the farm. This cost will guarantee you 12 weeks of fresh, local produce! The College farm also offers tilling for elders. Any questions can be direct to Todd Brier at or call him on Amber Marlow's line 715-634-4790 x156. Things to put on your calendar ... Minnesota Quilters 35th annual Quilt Show and Conference. This year it is in Duluth, Minn., on June 13-15. Classes begin June 12. You can get more information off their website, Good luck to all those quilters who put their beautiful creations in quilt shows, I hope you win some ribbons! I know I am always inspired by each creation that I see when I go to the shows. We really have some talented people out there. Wisconsin Farm Tech Days July 9-11, 2013. Held at Breezy Hill Dairy, 147 16th Street, Dallas, WI. They will be open 9-5 pm daily, further information . The 2013 Hayward Quilt Show is July 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Flat Creek Inn in Hayward. If you have questions or donations please contact I just wanted to ask all those in the area to let me know what is going on. There must be something going on at the churches, quilting groups, 4-H or something. I appreciate all of you reading the column. Go for a walk and see all the new things coming to life after their long winter sleep, do you have any new wildlife babies in your neighborhood? Doesn't it just make you smile and feel happy to be alive?

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