Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook/Trego Column- January 29, 2015

Good morning! I woke up to lovely white fluffy snow out there. I hope everyone takes their time driving in it. Can you believe that January is almost gone? I am looking through all the great seed catalogs that are coming in the mail. The seed catalog companies sure know when we are sick of winter and need some hope of warmer days! I love to sit down with a seed catalog ad a cup of coffee and plan what I will be planting in the spring. So you have a favorite seed catalog? I love Seed Savers Exchange as well as Baker.

Talking about  seeds I will have my 2nd Annual Seed Swap on February 8, 2015 from 10:30- 1:00. This year it will be held at the Spooner Ag Station. The Spooner Ag Station is right outside Spooner on Hwy 70. I will have a sign up outside. Please feel free to come and swap seeds, donate seeds, tubers, bulbs or just come by and chat with me and some other "seedy" people! I will have refreshments so come by and check out the swap.

A BIG thanks to Russ Parker for the awesome bag of Porcupine quills! I am soooo excited!

Are you a quilter? Remember that the Hayward Piecemakers Quilt Club meets once a month on the second Monday at the Hayward Wesleyan Church at 10 a.m. This is a NEW location- they use to meet at the library in Hayward.

If you would like to access the LCO Community College calendar please visit it at LCOOCC Extension on Facebook.Tuesday, January 27th 
5-8pm:  StarQuilt Wrap-Up, Room 311 5:30-8pm: Making Healthy Lunches with Shannon Nelson, Student Center Kitchen Wednesday, January 28th 11:30-1pm: Community Forum, LCOOCC Presidential Candidate, Auditorium5-8pm:  Fish Decoy Carving, Room 5075-8pm: Beading Circle, Room 305. Thursday, January 29th 3:30-4:30pm: Bellydancing, Auditorium 4:45-5:15pm: Zumba, Auditorium. Friday, January 30th10am-4:30pm: Finger Weaving, Cultural Center You can also email me and I will send out the calendar to you. Any questions or to have a copy sent to you via email please call Amber at 715-634-4790 x156.

Do you know anyone that would like to get their GED? Maybe its you that would like to get your GED and go on to take some college classes. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is both a place where you can study for your  GED as well as test for it. f you would like more information please call 715-634-4790 and ask for Nicole.

Strange request but if there are any hunters or trappers out there that do not want their hides, bear fat, feathers, tallow etc please let them know I would be interested. I use various things in soaps, lotions and beaded items. Also anyone have any porcupine quills. I appreciate any help!
Happy birthday to all the people in January! Wow its January already! If you have a birthday this month you are among some awesome people! Happy Birthday goes out to Chris Cantin, Karen Nestingen, Ilea Eder, Mary Stone- McConnell- have a fabulous day ladies! If you have a January birthday please give yourself a hug, do something that makes you happy!! We love you!

Put it on your calendar:

March 7, 215- Traditional and Green Skills Day in Prairie Farm, WI. Registration begins at 8:00 am, first class starts at 9:15 am, last class at 3:15 pm. The cost is $12.00 and includes lunch! There will be a seed swap at 12:30 with Seed Savers Exchange from Decorah, Iowa! This is an awesome event that is well worth the drive! I have learned sooo much from the event! I am also presenting again this year on canning! So come on down! I look forward to seeing you there!

July 17-19, 2015- 35th Annual Conference and Campout. Where? Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa! If you have not attended this you are missing out!!! Hope to see some of you there!

I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

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