Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spooner Advocate Column- October 10, 2013

Happy October to all of you! I can not say that I was happy to scrape the windows on my car this morning! LOL We sure have had a lot of rain lately which has been good for the outside, but it sure makes things alittle wet and soggy for the humans and the animals.Its actually nice to see how the lawn is greening up with the rain, makes me sad that it will all be white soon enough. Can you believe that Deadwood, South Dakota has already had 4 feet of snow? The Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild is having their annual Quilt Show at Webster High Schol Saturday October 12 and Sunday 13, 2013, doors open at 10:00 both days. There will be lots of quilt vendors, silent auction, raffles, food available for purchase. There will also be a “man cave” for husbands or wives to watch their favorite game and socialize. Art Market 63 at 42790 Hwy 63 just 1 mile south of Cable has new fall hours; 10-4 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. Two guest artists are on Display for the month of October. They are Trego artist Marsha VanBuskirk who works with mixed media and Milly Oudhoff with her Spirit Dolls. Items on display are also for sale. There also three new coo-op artists on display. CHARAC is offering Children’s Art classes at Art Market 63 on Saturdays. Art Classes for 7th -9th grade are offered on the third Saturday of each month beginning Saturday October 19 at 10:00 am. Classes will be covering the different aspects of drawing, watercolor and collage. Preregistration is required by calling 715-413-0927 or stop by Art Market 63 during business hours. Classes for grades 1-3 is the first Saturday of each month beginning November 2 with beaded leather pouches. Grades 1-3 meet 1-2:30 pm and Grades 4-6 meet 10-12 noon. Again preregistration is required. Check out CHARAC’s website for more information www.CableHaywardArts.org. Do you like to read the Old Farmer's Almanac but may be short on money? Have you gone to www.almanac.com and checked out the website? They have different e-mails to sign-up for- example the recipe box. It really has alot of great information on the website. As my Science teacher says there is only one almanac worth itds weight and that is the Old Farmer's Almanac. Go see whay you have been missing! If you are a "fall" leaf watcher than maybe you would like to go checkout the website www.foliagenetwork.com. It is pretty interesting as I am checking out the different tabs- why do leaves changge,foliage reports for the Midwest, Northeast or southeast to name just a few. There are even webcams so you can check the trees in places where you might not get to...like the East coast! Go check it out and tell me what you think! For those people out there that are canning and maybe have questions..."Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home is a new UW- Extension website that covers all canning questions as well as food recalls. Barb Ingham is the food scientist for the Extension and I have to say the lady knows her stuff! We went to a certification class that she taught and she is a wealth of information! To check out the website or sign-up for e-mail from them go visit www.fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving Happy Birthday to all the October birthday people. I have to say I always wished I had an autumn birthday! I love autumn and all the yummy smells, apples, pumpkins, leaves turning. Oh all I can say is it a beautiful time of year!Half my family has a birthday this month, so have a wonderful birthday- My stepdad Bob-2nd, my Auntie Donna on the 8th,my sister Dena on the 9th,my friend and Boss- Amber Marlow on the 9th, my mother Pat on the 16th, my father and grandfather were both on the 20th,my cousin Michelle on the 31st. A wonderful birthday is sent to all my readers, we love you! Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has there class schedule available. October 11-Farmer's Market in the IGA parking lot from 10-2, October 12-Penokee Hills Tour meet at LCOOCC at 9am, returning around 5pm. October 14- Youth in Agriculture, after school-7 pm, Cranberry Cookery at the LCO kitchen from 5-8pm, October 16- Creating/designing Posters using PowerPoint from 1-3pm in room 508, October 17- Ched Al "Meal in a Pumpkin" at the LCO kitchen from 5-8pm, October 19- Moccasin Making at the Reserve Elder Center from 10am-4pm (this class is limited to 15 people. Please call Amber or e-mail her if you plan to attend a class, we need to have enough food and supplies. Please call Amber Marlow at 715-634-4790 ext 156 let her know that you will be setting up to sell your goods. You can also reach her at marlowa@lco.edu. Start-up beef pasture walk, Oct 10 from 4-6pm. Kent Wabrowetz farm, Shell Lake. Information : Otto or Kevin 715-635-3506. New this year - Scarecrow Run --- October 11th-19th. Eight shops participating; Ashland, Bayfield, Hayward, Ironwood, Mercer, Minocqua, Solon Springs and Thimbles! Pick up your passport at any of the shops to begin the Scarecrow Run! We have something fun for you when you stop in at Thimbles,in Spooner.For more information www.thimblesquiltshop.com Things to put on your calendar ... "Putting the Garden to Bed" workshop. October 15 from 5-6pm at the Spooner Ag Research Station teaching and Display Garden, Spooner. Questions? Call Kevin 715-635-3506