Thursday, December 11, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- December 11, 2014

Good morning! We are experiencing a little snow out there. At least we are not getting a ton of it. 

I hope this finds people happily getting ready for the Christmas holiday. I know that it can be a very stressed time of the year. If you are experiencing being overwhelmed, sad or depression please reach out for help. There are so many things that can set a person off and make whatever problem seem huge and overwhelming. Depression is not something to be ashamed of! I know personally we have recently gone through three suicide attempts and it is horrible. If you know of someone who has depression or needs some help please gently but firmly help them get the help that they need.

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.

There is a cookie and Candy walk from 9am-1 pm Saturday Dec.13th at the First United Methodist church of Exeland.

There is a Holiday Craft Fair going to be held at the LCO Community College on Dec 12th from 10am - 3pm. Vendors are welcome, the price is $5.00 to set up a table. Please call Amber at the college, 715-634-4790 x156.

Mining Alternatives Summit- Protecting Our Water, Air, Land, and Life, Gichi Manidoo Giizis will be held Jan 7, 8, 9 2015 at Legendary Waters Convention Center in Red Cliff. More info? Sandra Gokee 715-779-3650 or sandra.gokee@redcliff-nsn.gov.

If you would like to access the LCO Community College calendar please visit it at Lcooc Extension on Facebook. 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 December!  Happy birthday to each one of you- you are special! Charlene Ruth Gordon have a great birthday! December folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
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!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 

Raine Lampert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column November 27,2014

Good morning! We are experiencing snow once again! It is so strange as yesterday it was all melting and leaving puddles everywhere! I hear people have been having luck finding deer out there! Please stay safe! 

I hope each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. There are some of us who celebrate a harvest celebration as well. Which ever holiday you celebrate take a moment and share what you are thankful for. I believe in today's busy, hectic, self-centered world we often lose track of what we are really blessed with. We often take things for granted. Please remember that its the little things in your life that really matter the most- time spent with family, a good cup of coffee on a cold winter morning, warm food to put in your belly, a dog that is happy to see you at the end of the day. Be grateful for all that you have been gifted. I am grateful for my health, my daughter, my farm, my animals, rain and snow that will bring forth new life in the spring, other gardeners and seed keepers that are my friends. The wonderful man in my life, many dear friends, hot coffee, warm blankets! Be safe during the holiday break!

I want to wish all the hunters out there good luck! Please be careful and really pay attention to your surroundings and who and what is around you. I already hard of someone that fell out of their stand because of faulty equipment and someone who shot a bow hunter cuz he thought he was a squirrel. Check your equipment before you need to use it and replace it if faulty. Know who is around you and know what you are shooting before you shoot.  Have a successful hunting season! Fill those freezers up! 

Art Market 63 is having their $10/10% Holiday Sale Event on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10-4. They are located at 42790 Highway 63 in Cable, WI. Sounds like they will have some lovely art for $10 or you will be able to take 10% off other items that are not on sale. If you have questions they can be reached at 715-413-0927 or cablehaywardarts.org.

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 November!  Happy birthday to each one of you- you are special! November folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
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!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
If you would like me to put something in the column please s
end me your info to P.O. Box 172, Stone Lake, WI 54876-0172. 



Raine Lampert
Go check out my blog!
www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- November 13, 2014

Good day friends-  Snow! All I can say is do we have to get it all in one big dump! LOL Please be careful out there! Drive safe, put your winter kits in the car and a blanket and shovel. If you do not need to go out please don't! 

Happy Veterans Day to all the Vets and their families! Thank you so much for what you have done for this country as well as for my family. Freedom does not come free and I would just like to personally say thank you for all that you have done or are about to do. My dad served this country and I never was really able to spend a Veterans Day with him. So I would like to say a big thank you to some of my military friends Mark Mc Connell, Doug Houn, Juanita Thompson, Cris Marlow- I appreciate all that you and your family have gone through with being in the military.

I want to wish all the hunters out there good luck! Please be careful and really pay attention to your surroundings and who and what is around you. I already hard of someone that fell out of their stand because of faulty equipment and someone who shot a bow hunter cuz he thought he was a squirrel. Check your equipment before you need to use it and replace it if faulty. Know who is around you and know what you are shooting before you shoot.  Have a successful hunting season! Fill those freezers up! 

Art Market 63 is having their $10/10% Holiday Sale Event on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10-4. They are located at 42790 Highway 63 in Cable, WI. Sounds like they will have some lovely art for $10 or you will be able to take 10% off other items that are not on sale. If you have questions they can be reached at 715-413-0927 or cablehaywardarts.org.

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 November!  Happy birthday to each one of you- you are special! November folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
LCO Ojibwa Community College Extension has  the November schedule ready. If you are interested in taking a class or would like to have class on a certain topic please feel free to give Amber Marlow a call at the college- the number 715-634-4790 x156. 
Nov 17th "Meatless Monday" Cooking class in the Student Center Kitchen from 5-8 PM, Nov. 18th Starquilt Series Room 305 from 5-8PM * you must have taken the beginner's sewing class to attend this, Nov 19th- Beading Circle from 5-8 PM in room 305, Intro to Knitting from 5-8 PM in room 508, Intro to MS Excel and Power Point from 5-8PM in room 310. Nov 20th Youth Sewing from 5-8 PM, Nov21 CPR/1st AID in the auditorium from 8:30-4:30 pm. Nov 22 Bough Harvesting and Wreath Making at the College farm from 10-3 PM. 
If you would like a copy of the November class schedule sent to your email please give Amber a call. Also you can always go on Facebook and friend them LCOOCC Extension and get all the current information.
 
I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!


Put on your calendar!

Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner has some classes coming up. If you would like to attend one of these awesome classes please give them a call at 715-635-6811, they are located at 205 Walnut Street in Spooner.

Crochet an Autumn Granny Square Afghan on Saturday November 15 at 1 pm.


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!


Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column, November 6, 2014

Good day friends-  Sorry I missed last week. School and work have been kicking my backside and there never seems to be enough time in a day to get everything done. I hear other people talking about this too so I guess I cam not the only one that is feeling this. I do have to say that I am glad its a little lighter out there now that we have fallen back an hour. I seem to drag myself around when it is dark in the morning and dark early in the night and then dark all day long! LOL

I want to wish all the hunters out there good luck! Please be careful and really pay attention to your surroundings and who and what is around you. I already hard of someone that fell out of their stand because of faulty equipment and someone who shot a bow hunter cuz he thought he was a squirrel. Check your equipment before you need to use it and replace it if faulty. Know who is around you and know what you are shooting before you shoot.  Have a successful hunting season! Fill those freezers up! 

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is hosting a College Fair and Higher Education Youth Experience on Thursday November 6, 2014. It will be held in the Cultural Resource Center and the Student Center from 9:30- 2:30 PM. This is a great event for high schools to bring the future students to LCO and see what they want to do when they graduate. There will be representatives from other Colleges and Universities that will be here to answer questions and give people some direction. Sure would like it if the Homeschooling groups out there came and checked out the fair! Everyone is welcome here at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College- you do not need to be Ojibwe to attend LCO! Hope to see you there,
 
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, 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!

Does anyone out there have sewing/quilting items that they are no longer using? Reason I ask is that we have been holding sewing classes at the college and there are always people that do not have a machine. If you would like to donate anything like this just let me know and I can figure a time to pick it up. I know I am a sewing machine collector- I have an old singer (doesn't work), my Grandma Andre's machine, and the machine my friend Anita gave me- this is an oldie but goodie and what I sew on! Anita gave me this machine when I decided to get back into quilting- she also shared a rotary cutter and mat with me! She is awesome!
 
Happy birthday to all the people in November!  Happy birthday to each one of you- you are special! November folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
LCO Ojibwa Community College Extension has  the November schedule ready. If you are interested in taking a class or would like to have class on a certain topic please feel free to give Amber Marlow a call at the college- the number 715-634-4790 x156. If you would like a copy of the October class schedule sent to your email please give Amber a call. Also you can always go on Facebook and friend them LCOOCC Extension and get all the current information.
 
I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!


 
Put on your calendar!

Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner has some classes coming up. If you would like to attend one of these awesome classes please give them a call at 715-635-6811, they are located at 205 Walnut Street in Spooner.

Knit a Basket Weave Dishcloth on Saturday November 8th.
Knit an alpaca Shawl on Monday November 10 at 5pm.
Crochet an Atumn Granny Square Afghan on Saturday November 15 at 1 pm.



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!


Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
If you would like me to put something in the column please
 send me your info to P.O. Box 172, Stone Lake, WI 54876-0172. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooner Advocate - Springbrook Column, October 23, 2014

Good day friends-  Hope that everyone  is enjoying the fall weather. The trees sure were beautiful this year! But they sure seemed to turn quickly! I think the whole summer and fall has gone by in a blur! I have to say I am not looking forward to the cold weather that is going to be coming soon! No way! Is everyone ready for the snow when it comes?

Today would have been my dad's 75th birthday. Its hard to believe that he has been gone for 19 years already. My daughter was born the year after he passed away. It is sad sometimes to think of all the things I missed out on with my dad being he passed so early. If you have someone in your own life that means alot to you please let them know, they will not be here forever. Life really is too short to live like there is always a tomorrow.... sometimes there is not one!

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is hosting a College Fair and Higher Education Youth Experience on Thursday November 6, 2014. It will be held in the Cultural Resource Center and the Student Center from 9:30- 2:30 PM. This is a great event for high schools to bring the future students to LCO and see what they want to do when they graduate. There will be representatives from other Colleges and Universities that will be here to answer questions and give people some direction. Sure would like it if the Homeschooling groups out there came and checked out the fair! Everyone is welcome here at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College- you do not need to be Ojibwe to attend LCO! Hope to see you there,
 
Sherrine called and wanted to let the area know that they are sorry but there will not be a harvest supper this fall at the Namekagon Congregational Church in Earl. They are unable to get it together as they are an older congregation and their church numbers are down. They would all like to thank you for your support in the past! 

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, 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!

Does anyone out there have sewing/quilting items that they are no longer using? Reason I ask is that we have been holding sewing classes at the college and there are always people that do not have a machine. If you would like to donate anything like this just let me know and I can figure a time to pick it up. I know I am a sewing machine collector- I have an old singer (doesn't work), my Grandma Andre's machine, and the machine my friend Anita gave me- this is an oldie but goodie and what I sew on! Anita gave me this machine when I decided to get back into quilting- she also shared a rotary cutter and mat with me! She is awesome!
 
Wow can you believe it is already time to celebrate those October birthdays! I love October and all the fun fall things to! If you have a birthday this month know that you are blessed to be born in a wonderful fall month! Happy birthday to my step dad Robert, my sister, my mother, my cousin Michelle. Happy birthday to all you October folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
LCO Ojibwa Community College Extension has  the October schedule ready. If you are interested in taking a class or would like to have class on a certain topic please feel free to give Amber Marlow a call at the college- the number 715-634-4790 x156. If you would like a copy of the October class schedule sent to your email please give Amber a call. Also you can always go on Facebook and friend them LCOOCC Extension and get all the current information.
 
I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!


 
Put on your calendar!

Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner has some classes coming up. If you would like to attend one of these awesome classes please give them a call at 715-635-6811, they are located at 205 Walnut Street in Spooner.

Knit a Basket Weave Dishcloth on Saturday November 8th.
Knit an alpaca Shawl on Monday November 10 at 5pm.
Crochet an Atumn Granny Square Afghan on Saturday November 15 at 1 pm.


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!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
If you would like me to put something in the column please give me a call 715-558-0335, 
twogirlsandagarden@hotmail.com, or send me your info to P.O. Box 172, Stone Lake, WI 54876-0172. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column



Good day friends-  Hope that everyone  is enjoying the fall. I can't believe its the beginning of Fall and I had to turn the heat on! If its getting this chilly now I really do not want to see winter! I barley made it through last week with all the rain! Not my favorite thing that is for sure. I am glad that the plants are all getting a good soaking before it gets cold. I hope you are all getting out your winter items and putting away those summer things. Don't want old mother nature to pull a quick on on you!
 
Sherrine called and wanted to let the area know that they are sorry but there will not be a harvest supper this fall at the Namekagon Congregational Church in Earl. They are unable to get it together as they are an older congregation and their church numbers are down. They would all like to thank you for your support in the past! 

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, 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!

 
Does anyone out there have sewing/quilting items that they are no longer using? Reason I ask is that we have been holding sewing classes at the college and there are always people that do not have a machine. If you would like to donate anything like this just let me know and I can figure a time to pick it up. I know I am a sewing machine collector- I have an old singer (doesn't work), my Grandma Andre's machine, and the machine my friend Anita gave me- this is an oldie but goodie and what I sew on! Anita gave me this machine when I decided to get back into quilting- she also shared a rotary cutter and mat with me! She is awesome!
 
Wow can you believe it is already time to celebrate those October birthdays! I love October and all the fun fall things to do. It seems we might have experienced all the leaves turning! There are still some changing but it seems like we may have a lot of bare trees soon! If you have a birthday this month know that you are blessed to be born in a wonderful fall month! Happy birthday to my step dad Robert, my sister, my mother, my cousin Michelle. Happy birthday to all you October folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
LCO Ojibwa Community College Extension has  the October schedule ready. If you are interested in taking a class or would like to have class on a certain topic please feel free to give Amber Marlow a call at the college- the number 715-634-4790 x156. If you would like a copy of the October class schedule sent to your email please give Amber a call. Also you can always go on Facebook and friend them LCOOCC Extension and get all the current information.
 
I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!

 
Put on your calendar!

 Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner has some classes coming up. If you would like to attend one of these awesome classes please give them a call at 715-635-6811 they are located at 205 Walnut Street in Spooner.
Knit a  Cabled Irish Hiking hat, Saturday Oct 18, 9:30 am.
Crochet the Brompton Abbey Cowl on Saturday October 18, 1 pm.
Knit a Basket Weave Dishcloth on Saturday November 8th.
Knit an alpaca Shawl on Monday November 10 at 5pm.
Crochet an Atumn Granny Square Afghan on Saturday November 15 at 1 pm.

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!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
If you would like me to put something in the column please give me a call 715-558-0335, 
twogirlsandagarden@hotmail.com, or send me your info to P.O. Box 172, Stone Lake, WI 54876-0172. 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column - August 28, 2014

Good day friends- Are we enjoying this weather? It sure is strange isn't it? The rainstorm last night was nice and it sure was muggy out there yesterday! I sure hope that no one had bad weather as there were tornado warning out for some of our counties as well as MN. I am not fond of tornadoes- been in one to many dangerous ones!
 
How are the gardens coming? Seems like everything is late this year. Plus some things have been washed out and will not becoming back! Any canners out there? I hope I am not the only one! I would like to make some corn cob jelly- I know it sounds weird but hey I want to see if I can use all the product up. Anyone else out there ever eaten this or made it?  If you  have extra produce I hope you share it with friends.

Dave Parker from the Springbrook VFW gave me a call to let everyone know about Springbrook Days! They are being held Saturday, August 30th in the town of Springbrook. The VFW will have a slip and slide, bouncy house, and they would like to do a parade again. The VFW will be having a BBQ Pork Feed from 12-2 or so.... Adults are $8.00 and kids are $5.00. This is always a really good time, so come out and show your local area your support!If you have questions or would like to sign up to be in the parade please give the VFW a call at 715-766-2128
My U of M-Duluth Bulldog will be leaving soon! We are busy packing and man it is kind of hard. Been with this snotty nose kid for so long I wonder what it will be like to live by myself! LOL Of course I am not by myself with all the animals I have, but still not all of them walk around saying mmmaaaaaaa this and mmmaaaaa that! She leaves on Thursday so please keep us in prayer.
 
Good luck to all the Hayward and Spooner graduates that are going on to school or working! I hope this is a great time in your life!  Please be safe as you go out into the big world, ask for help if you need it and enjoy it! You are only this age once!
 
Mikhaila let me know that  Kaelan Anderson good to college in MI safely, that was a relief! Once again the best of luck at college this fall! I know you will do a great job and achieve all those goals that you are setting! Have a fantastic first semester!
 
Happy Birthday to all the August birthdays out there!  Happy birthday to my darling daughter Mikhaila who turns 18 on the 15th! I can't believe it has been 18 years that I have had the privilege to be your mother!  I am so proud of the wonderful young lady you have become. Happy Birthday to the President of the United States! Happy birthday to Roma Eder, hope your birthday is great! Happy birthday to Karen Cavenaugh!  Have a wonderful birthday readers and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun!  Remember we love you! Hugs!
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has its calendar out for August classes. If you want an e-mail copy let us know your e-mail!  If you would like to  register for a class, or have an idea please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at marlowa@lco.edu. Farmers Market is held EVERY FRIDAY, from 9-1pm at the Country Market (the old IGA) parking lot!!  Aug. 29th Black Ash Basket making at the LCOOCC College farm.
If you would like to suggest a class  be held at the College please give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We would love to hear from you!

September 4-6, 2014 Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman in Madison, WI.  Vendors, exhibits, presenters, quilt contests and more! Go to www.wiquiltexpo.com for more information.

September 5-7, 2014 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. More information can be found at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. I really want to go this year as I have sheep and want to get to be a better shepherdess, hmmm need to go browse the catalog. Anyone else going out there beside Carmella and Toby?

Time to get those registrations in for the- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza being held on September 13, 2014! Frederic High School, from 9-3 pm! It really is the best $20 you can spend on yourself! Any questions call Konnie at 715-653-2619 or email the ladies at knittingextravaganza@live.com or you can go to their website as well www.knittingandcrochetextravaganza.com. I look forward to seeing some of you there!

Put on your calendar!

Return to First Medicines will b helsdSeptember 26-28, 2014 at the University Forestry in Cloquet, MN. The cost is $25.00. Pleas go to the website for further information on this wonderful program www.indigenouspeoplestaskforce.com or give Suzanne Nash a call at 612-722-6248 or an email at suzannen@indigenouspeoplestf.org. I hope to see some of you at this wonderful learning event!
 
September 26 - October 4th, 2014.  Falling Leaves Shop Hop. More information can be found on Facebook at 7th Annual Falling Leaves Shop Hop or contact Thimbles, Busy Bobbin or one of the other participating shops!

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!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
 Pull out those sweatshirts and have a bonfire in the back yard!