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Tue, 2016-06-14 10:29
By Gary Sliworsky OMAFRA Rep. This is part 1 of a two part article on pasture management. It is June, and the grass is growing faster than you can get animals out on the paddocks to use it. Pasture management decisions made today will enhance pay off later this fall, but it’s time to get on it. Planning for the grazing season ahead includes feed budgeting, seeding, stockpiling, fly control, mineral placement, rotation scheduling, weed control and making hay. Read more...
Tue, 2016-06-14 10:29
Aretha Franklin in her lyrics for “Respect” demands the respect of her man. It is a strong provocative message and gained prominence in the Civil Right’s and Women’s Right’s movements in the United States in the late 1960’s. The secondary teachers of the Rainy River District too are asking for respect from the board. Read more...
Tue, 2016-06-07 09:59
By Melanie Mathieson Gardening Guru Due to the mild winters of recent years, earwigs have successfully migrated north and established themselves in the yards and gardens of northwestern Ontario. By far, earwigs seem to be the insect that makes humans cringe the most. When mentioned in conversation, even those that have never seen an earwig have a look of disgust on their face and a comment to match. Read more...
Tue, 2016-05-31 11:02
By Walter Wagner President Flag Day was o.k. a little damp, a few glitches, but all in all it was good. I want to acknowledge Marjorie Stintzi’s research and efforts to find our veterans. Read more...
Wed, 2016-05-25 10:14
By Gary Sliworsky OMAFRA Rep. The Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) is back for 2016. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), with support from Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, is pleased to support producers who are enhancing farm habitat for species at risk across the province. With streamlined funding levels and new bundled application forms—and up to $20,000 available per farm business—it’s easy to benefit more with SARFIP.
Tue, 2016-05-17 11:01
By Melanie Mathieson Gardening Guru Asparagus is one of the first vegetables ready to harvest in the spring. Although native to the Mediterranean, once established it is a hardy perennial in our area. It is the only common vegetable that grows wild along roadsides and railroad tracks over a large part of Canada. Read more...
Tue, 2016-05-10 10:52
By Walter Wagner President This week we want to acknowledge those that let us know about their veterans, we even received a text from California. On Saturday afternoon we will be having a smear tournament followed by a spaghetti supper for our card players. This will take place at 4:30 for the tournament. Regular smear will be played at 1:30 p.m. Read more...
Tue, 2016-05-03 10:49
By Walter Wagner President I want to thank those that informed us of their family members that were veterans. There seems to be a bit of confusion as to what makes a veteran. Here is the official version. Read more...
Tue, 2016-04-26 10:15
By Walter Wagner President It was a good dance and it was nice to see a full house. The $1000 winner was Heather Anderson. There will be a General Meeting on Wednesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. Read more...
Tue, 2016-04-19 12:34
By Melanie Mathieson Gardening Guru At first glance, you may think that the words ever-blooming and perennials would not occur in the same sentence. I assure you that there are some perennials that are considered ever-blooming, many of which will grow in Zone 4. Read more...