Friday, January 16, 2015

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column, January 15, 2015

Good morning! Well the sun is out today but it sure has been cold out there lately! I hope that everyone is staying warm and healthy! Heard that there are some people that have been sick, wishing them a speedy recovery!

The Fond du Lac Pow- wow was awesome this last weekend! There was a good turn out and so many beautiful dancers! It was fun that we had some people from Puerto Rico there. They were very impressed with the whole event. Couldn't believe the dancers, they said they had nothing like that in Puerto Rico! Chi-Miigwech to all the people who danced, volunteered, worked the event. Thank you to the Veterans that were there! Chi- Miigwech to Black Bear Casino and all the employees!

Seed Swap in Prairie Farm, WI on Jan 17, 2015 from 10:30-1:00 pm. Held at the Prairie Farm school- yes there will be signs up! Bring your seeds to swap for new varieties, or donate some seeds you are no longer in need of. This is a fun event where you get to enjoy a cup of coffee, trade seeds, talk to other seed savers! Cris also does put together a group seed and tree order, saving you time and money! So come on out and meet some new friends!

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.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- 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:
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!

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!

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 .
 

.  How about doing something fun for someone? Go bake some cookies and drop them off at a friends!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- January 8, 2015

Hey there! Man is it cold out there! Please be safe during these really cold days, check on people that are home bound. If you do not have to go anywhere please stay off the road. The worse thing would be to break down in this weather! Remember to bring the animals in- if you are cold they are cold! I hope to see some of you at the Pow Wow up at Black Bear this weekend.

Was reading in the paper about a guy who gave a lady at the Red Cross Drug Store some money during the holidays. The person writing the letter was one of the people who was there to witness such a great act of generosity! Many people call it paying something forward... you give something to someone and at a point in their life they do the same for someone else (pay it forward).  I have had the privilege of having someone help me out and it was awesome! I am still friends with Amanda! But I have to say when I was the person helping someone else out it changed my life. It humbled me in a way that I can not explain. It made me realize that a  true love for another human being is possible, I don't need to know them,  I may never see them again, but that I can help them in that one hard moment in their life. It is a true connection with that person, its what God would want us to do. The best is when you do it anonymous. So I send out a challenge to  everyone who reads this.... go do something for someone. No strings attached, no IOU's! It could be as simple as a book given to a reader, it could be money given to a single mom. I would love to hear some of what is going on out there. So let me know and I will keep all peoples names out of the column. We all need a little positive energy in our lives.
 
Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday! I am sure there were alot of people traveling. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday celebrating it in whatever way you choose! I hope each of you had some down time to just do something for yourself! Our holiday was spent at home, eating and watching movies, knitting! Sometimes its the lack of running around and just sitting still is the best part of the holiday!

THIS WEEKEND!!! Jan 9th and 10th Workshop and Traditional Pow Wow at Black Bear Casino Resort. Sustainable Ag and Natural Resource Workshop on Friday from 8-5 and Sat 8:30-11. Pow Wow- registration  at 10 am Grand entry 1pm and 7pm and feast at 5. More information Niki Crowe 218-878-7148 or email nikkicrowe@fdlrez.com

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.

THIS WEEK!! 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 LCOOCC 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 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- 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:
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!


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 .
 
 How about doing something fun for someone? Go bake some cookies and drop them off at a friends!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Spooner Advocate, Springbrook Column- Jan 1, 2015

Hey there! Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday! I am sure there were alot of people traveling. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday celebrating it in whatever way you choose! I hope each of you had some down time to just do something for yourself! Our holiday was spent at home, eating and watching movies, knitting! Sometimes its the lack of running around and just sitting still is the best part of the holiday!

Jan 9th and 10th Workshop and Traditional Pow Wow at Black Bear Casino Resort. Sustainable Ag and Natural Resource Workshop on Friday from 8-5 and Sat 8:30-11. Pow Wow- registration  at 10 am Grand entry 1pm and 7pm and feast at 5. More information Niki Crowe 218-878-7148 or email nikkicrowe@fdlrez.com

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.

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 LCOOCC 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 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- 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:
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!


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, December 29, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column, December 18, 2014

Good morning! Talk about wet and foggy out there! Wow it was really scary getting into school today! I couldn't see anything! It was insane! Please drive careful out there everyone.

Jan 9th and 10th Workshop and Traditional Pow Wow at Black Bear Casino Resort. Sustainable Ag and Natural Resource Workshop on Friday from 8-5 and Sat 8:30-11. Pow Wow- registration  at 10 am Grand entry 1pm and 7pm and feast at 5. More information Niki Crowe 218-878-7148 or email nikkicrowe@fdlrez.com

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.

Good luck to all the students take finals! I know that you can do it! Just spend some time studying and it will all come out all right! Hope Mikhaila is doing good on her finals up at UMD! I am sure that that they are going fine!

Hope all the students have a wonderful vacation from school! Please be safe and do help your parents out around the house! Have a wonderful holiday!

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.

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! Amos Hinton Happy 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 .

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 .