Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook/ Trego Column, July 31, 2014

Good day friends-What a Monday! I guess I should not really complain but man I am so tired of car problems! So my car is broke down in Gordon at the wonderful yarn store there! Last week I had a flat tire on the van! I look forward to the day that I have a car that is newer and not always needing attention! Ughhh until I do I guess I will deal with what I have! 

First I want to send a big sorry to Charlotte Thompson! I just got the flyer you sent me about the talent contest. I sure hope you had a good turn out. Please send me information in the future. 

Speaking of gardens! Mikhaila and I went to the Spooner Garden Club last week and met some wonderful people! Thanks to Clint for a great garden tour, such a beautiful garden! Also a big thank you to Nancy Neuman who showed us her lovely gardens there in Spooner! Wow! She has gorgeous plants and just wonderful gardens! Thank you so much to the garden club for the warm welcome! We look forward to coming to another of your events!

Remember to go to the Sawyer County Fair, August 14-17th!!  We always go and have a wonderful time!They need some volunteers to make the  fair go along a little more smoothly. If you can help volunteer please call Kelly Froemel at 715-699-6015. Mikhaila  and I have had fun volunteering at the fair in the past, matter of fact I better get on the phone and call Kelly! More information can be found at www.sawyercountyfair.org

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 Roma Eder, hope your birthday is great! 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 is working on the calendar 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 IGA parking lot!!  
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!

Put on your calendar!

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?/

September 13, 2014- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza! 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!

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 .
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook/Trego Column July 24, 2014

Good day friends-The sun is out and there is a breeze. This is good being we are suppose to heat up to 89 degrees and well I am not looking forward to that! I hope we get some rain here tomorrow like it says we are going to. 
How are the gardens growing out there? Ours is in but I am always adding alittle this and that and finding some perennials to add. We just added more herbs and some flowers, this way hopefully things will start growing on their own come next spring.

Speaking of gardens! Mikhaila and I went to the Spooner Garden Club last week and met some wonderful people! Thanks to Clint for a great garden tour, such a beautiful garden! Also a big thank you to Nancy Neuman who showed us her lovely gardens there in Spooner! Wow! She has gorgeous plants and just wonderful gardens! Thank you so much to the garden club for the warm welcome! We look forward to coming to another of your events!

Mikhaila's graduation party went well. We had it over in Minnesota so that the family would not have to come all the way over here. We both enjoyed visiting with our guests and just visiting! Mikhaila loved all the cards and gifts she has been receiving! Thank you all for taking the time to come to the party, visiting, or sending a card! We appreciate it!

Thank you to Seed Savers Exchange for the great weekend! People from all over went down for the Annual Conference and Campout this last weekend. What a great time, awesome food, lots of wonderful speakers! If you are into gardens or plants, seeds you should go on a road trip to Decorah, Iowa and visit Seed Savers Exchange. I met a lot of great people at the campout and really look forward to growing these new friendships. THank you to Seed Savers Exchange for asking me to be a speaker, I had a wonderful time!

So here is a question for all of you... who reads the Farmer's Almanac? Which one do you read? I usually go with the 
Old Farmer's Almanac from Robert B. Thomas, started in 1792. It seems like alot of people read and prefer this one. Any input on this? Why do people like this one better? Is it more accurate? I recently purchased the Harris Farmer's Almanac first published in 1692. I got it for the articles in it, also they did not have  the Old Farmer's Almanac. In the Harris almanac they had a great story about a dog that had been adopted from an animal rescue (he was recycled by getting a  new family) and then he has learned to pick up bottles and plastic to be recycled. It was a great story which always touches my heart as most of our animals are ones that have come to live with us after having other owners. Anyway if you want to go check out more on the dog in the article go to www. maxapooch.com.

Thank you for the call from the folks in Earl that may have seen our cat! I will be coming through there to see if I can find her. Cats are so elusive, they do not feel the need to check in and they have their own agenda!  

Can you believe it is July!!!! Where has the time gone?? If you are born this month I hope you enjoy having a birthday that is warm, sunny and where there are alot of flowers and plants growing! The rains have helped green things up that is for sure! Have a wonderful birthday and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun! My niece Felicia has a birthday this month, my friend Hailey Olson has a birthday as well- I hope each of you young ladies has a beautiful day! 
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College's calendar for July classes. If you want an e-mail copy let us know your e-mail! July 11th- Farmer's Market from 9-1pm at the IGA Parking Lot.  July 24- Ricing sticks- make and take at the college farm from 5-8pm, July 25- Make a dreamcatcher  or birch bark Basket at the college farm from 5-8pm,  July 26th Naturalists tour of the Flambeau River's Slough in Gundy from 9-4pm,  July 30- Gardening hands-on at the community farm from 5-8pm. 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 IGA parking lot!!  
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!

Put on your calendar!

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 13,2014- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza! 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!

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 .
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- July 10, 2014

Good day friends-The sun is out and there is a breeze. This is good being we are suppose to heat up and well I am not looking forward to that! The weather sure has been up and down so I am hoping everyone has survived the storms without getting to many trees down! The winds sure have been crazy! Hope the gardens are growing good.

Mikhaila's graduation party went well. We had it over in Minnesota so that the family would not have to come all the way over here. We both enjoyed visiting with our guests and just visiting! Mikhaila loved all the cards and gifts she has been receiving! Thank you all for taking the time to some to the party, visiting, or sending a card! We appreciate it!

So here is a question for all of you... who reads the Farmer's Almanac? Which one do you read? I usually go with the 
Old Farmer's Almanac from Robert B. Thomas, started in 1792. It seems like alot of people read and prefer this one. Any input on this? Why do people like this one better? Is it more accurate? I recently purchased the Harris Farmer's Almanac first published in 1692. I got it for the articles in it, also they did not have  the Old Farmer's Almanac. In the Harris almanac they had a great story about a dog that had been adopted from an animal rescue (he was recycled by getting a  new family) and then he has learned to pick up bottles and plastic to be recycled. It was a great story which always touches my heart as most of our animals are ones that have come to live with us after having other owners. Anyway if you want to go check out more on the dog in the article go to www. maxapooch.com.

Thank you for the call from the folks in Earl that may have seen our cat! I will be coming through there to see if I can find her. Cats are so elusive, they do not feel the need to check in and they have their own agenda!  If anyone could catch her that would be wonderful! LOL Any info, please give us a ring.

Can you believe it is July!!!! Where has the time gone?? If you are born this month I hope you enjoy having a birthday that is warm, sunny and where there are alot of flowers and plants growing! The rains have helped green things up that is for sure! Have a wonderful birthday and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun! My niece Felicia has a birthday this month, my friend Hailey Olson has a birthday as well- I hope each of you young ladies has a beautiful day! 
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College's calendar for July classes. If you want an e-mail copy let us know your e-mail! July 11th- Farmer's Market from 9-1pm at the IGA Parking Lot. July 12- Pipestone Creek Plants and Geology  from 10-3 meet at LCOOCC,July 16- Trellis Making, hands-on at the College Farm from 5-8 pm,  Honor the Earth Powwow 18-20- come visit LCOOCC at the powwow! July 22- Beginning Sewing for future regalia/ star quilt classes, room 508 from 5-8pm, July 23- Cooking class in the college kitchen from 5-8 pm, July 24- Ricing sticks- make and take at the college farm from 5-8pm, July 25- Make a dreamcatcher  or birch bark Basket at the college farm from 5-8pm,  July 26th Naturalists tour of the Flambeau River's Slough in Gundy from 9-4pm,  July 30- Gardening hands-on at the community farm from 5-8pm. 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 IGA parking lot!!  
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!

Put on your calendar!

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 13,2014- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza! 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!

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.  Keep your cool even when it is hot!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Spooner Advocate - Springbrook Column, July 3, 2014

Good day friends-The sun is out and there is a breeze. This is good being we are suppose to heat up and well I am not looking forward to that! The weather sure has been up and down so I am hoping everyone has survived the storms without getting to many trees down! The winds sure have been crazy! Hope the gardens are growing good.

Mikhaila's graduation party went well. We had it over in Minnesota so that the family would not have to come all the way over here. We both enjoyed visiting with our guests and just visiting! Mikhaila loved all the cards and gifts she has been receiving! Thank you all for taking the time to some to the party, visiting, or sending a card! We appreciate it!

So here is a question for all of you... who reads the Farmer's Almanac? Which one do you read? I usually go with the 
Old Farmer's Almanac from Robert B. Thomas, started in 1792. It seems like alot of people read and prefer this one. Any input on this? Why do people like this one better? Is it more accurate? I recently purchased the Harris Farmer's Almanac first published in 1692. I got it for the articles in it, also they did not have  the Old Farmer's Almanac. In the Harris almanac they had a great story about a dog that had been adopted from an animal rescue (he was recycled by getting a  new family) and then he has learned to pick up bottles and plastic to be recycled. It was a great story which always touches my heart as most of our animals are ones that have come to live with us after having other owners. Anyway if you want to go check out more on the dog in the article go to www. maxapooch.com.

Thank you for the call from the folks in Earl that may have seen our cat! I will be coming through there to see if I can find her. Cats are so elusive, they do not feel the need to check in and they have their own agenda!  If anyone could catch her that would be wonderful! LOL Any info, please give us a ring.

Can you believe it is July!!!! Where has the time gone?? If you are born this month I hope you enjoy having a birthday that is warm, sunny and where there are alot of flowers and plants growing! The rains have helped green things up that is for sure! Have a wonderful birthday and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun! My niece Felicia has a birthday this month, my friend Hailey Olson has a birthday as well- I hope each of you young ladies has a beautiful day! 
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is working on the calendar for July 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 IGA parking lot!!  
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!

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!




Friday, June 27, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column for June 26, 2014

Good day friends-Went to the Sawyer County Dairy Breakfast this weekend. It was as good as always! Took Mikhaila with me and met our friends Karen and her daughter Austin, and Mikhaila's boyfriend Kaelan up there. Mikhaila has recruited her friends into the whole go to ever dairy breakfast that you can get too idea. Mikhaila really loves the dairy breakfasts that the communities put on and it has become our thing to do together. A big thank you to all the volunteers that put alot of work into making sure that the day goes off without any problems. Thanks also to all the sponsors and people who donated to make these events happen. Thanks to all the dairy folk out there and that includes sheep and goats! We appreciate all your yummy goodies! Happy dairy month! 

Does anyone else just feel like they are swimming in a circle? I feel like I have so much that I want to get done, so much that needs to be done. But I sure feel like I don't get anything done!Or at least I do not see as big of a result as I would hope to see. I think the weather has had a huge part in that with all the rain and cloudy days. Just seems like the summer goes whipping by and here I am with a whole list that seems to grow instead of get smaller!

So here is a question for all of you... who reads the Farmer's Almanac? Which one do you read? I usually go with the 
Old Farmer's Almanac from Robert B. Thomas, started in 1792. It seems like alot of people read and prefer this one. Any input on this? Why do people like this one better? Is it more accurate? I recently purchased the Harris Farmer's Almanac first published in 1692. I got it for the articles in it, also they did not have  the Old Farmer's Almanac. In the Harris almanac they had a great story about a dog that had been adopted from an animal rescue (he was recycled by getting a  new family) and then he has learned to pick up bottles and plastic to be recycled. It was a great story which always touches my heart as most of our animals are ones that have come to live with us after having other owners. Anyway if you want to go check out more on the dog in the article go to www. maxapooch.com.

Thank you for the call from the folks in Earl that may have seen our cat! I will be coming through there to see if I can find her. Cats are so elusive, they do not feel the need to check in and they have their own agenda!  If anyone could catch her that would be wonderful! LOL Any info, please give us a ring.

Happy Birthday to all the folks born in June! I remember growing up and always wishing my birthday was in a warm month! I thought it would be great to have people over for swimming and a cook out- this is kind of hard to do in February! I wish each of you a lovely day doing whatever makes you happy!   Remember we love you! Hugs to each of you! 
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has the calendar up for June classes. If you would like to  register for a class please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at marlowa@lco.edu. Farmers Market EVERY FRIDAY, from 9-1pm at the IGA parking lot!!  June 18thCooking Healthy on a Budget, Cook Once Eat Meals all Week,College Kitchen from 5-8pm. June 25th-Irrigating your Garden and Organic Weed Control College Farm from 5-8pm. June 27th-Birch Bark Baskets at the College Farm from 5-8pm. June 28thRecreational GPS & Treasure Hunting College Farm from 3-7pm. 
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!

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



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- June 12, 2014

Good day friends- Did anyone go to the Spooner Garden Club plant sale this last Saturday? I have to say it was a wet morning, but the folks out there were soooo cheerful, even though I know they were cold and wet! Mikhaila saw the ad for the sale and said we had to stop by to see what they had! I am glad she saw the ad as I thought it was last weekend! I think I have a gardener in the house and she may not be completely aware that she has been bitten by the plant bug! So we did get some awesome plants, I got some Dahlias! I am so excited! I am going to get them started in the house and then go from there. I need to do some research on them again. I got bit by the Dahlia bug a couple years back at the MN State Fair, well also out at the Arboretum.  I really would like to row a bunch of varieties and see what ones do best here. Does anyone out there have any advice for me? Suggestions? Mikhaila got some Irises! Had to laugh as she said they were going to be her project this year! If anyone knows me I am an Iris fan, my dad always like tulips- not me I like Irises! It was great to meet these folks from the Spooner Garden Club- Mikhaila was able to tell them thank you in person for the Scholarship that she received from them! We would also like to send a big thank you to the Spooner/ Trego Lions Club for the other scholarship that Mikhaila has received! Both of these are organizations that we support. Thank you to all the members out there! 
 
I will be holding a plant swap at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Farm,  on June 14, 2014 from 10:00-1:00pm. If you have plants that you do not need please bring them, you can swap for another plant or just drop them off for others to take, if you have seeds as well that you would like to share please bring them. If any one has black plastic pots, flat trays or anything else that they are not going to use please bring them with, they will be cleaned up and reused next planting season! If nothing else come and chat with us gardeners. The Farm is located at 13457W Frommel Road. If you need directions give me a call.

Happy Birthday to all the folks born in June! I remember growing up and always wishing my birthday was in a warm month! I thought it would be great to have people over for swimming and a cook out- this is kind of hard to do in February! I wish each of you a lovely day doing whatever makes you happy!   Remember we love you! Hugs to each of you! 
 
Are there any seed savers out there? I was just at Seed Saving school and would love to meet some other "seed" people. I am in the process of putting together a seed bank as well a seed library. Are there any seeds that you would like to donate? I would love to talk to anyone that shares this interest with me! Give me a call or send me an e-mail.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has the calendar up for June classes. If you would like to  register for a class please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at marlowa@lco.edu. EVERY FRIDAY!! LCO Farmers Market , Parking Lot LCO IGA , from 9am-1pm.  June 14thSeed and Plant Give-away, at the College Farm from 10am-1pm. June 18thCooking Healthy on a Budget, Cook Once Eat Meals all Week,College Kitchen from 5-8pm. June 21stTour Marengo Overlook Morgan Falls, and Pipestone Falls, from 9am-3pm. June 25th-Irrigating your Garden and Organic Weed Control College Farm from 5-8pm. June 27th-Birch Bark Baskets at the College Farm from 5-8pm.June28thRecreational GPS & Treasure Hunting College Farm from 3-7pm. 
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!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ok? 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 .

 Happy Gardening!