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Friday, May 28, 2010

Red Hot Poker and Iris

I love the Spring when all the flowers start to bloom, the trees get shiny new leaves, and the sky is a wonderful blue.. Down side, the weeds are growing twice as tall in all the rain.. and we have had to clear twice instead of waiting and doing it once.. Joys of the country living. A friend gave me a few of her Red Hot Poker plants,, and they are spreading, So this year, there must have been at least 10
of them.. The birds hang on, peck away, and swing in the wind . It is delightful to watch.
Iris are all around in various colors.. I think my husbands favorite is a chocolate Iris,, probably because it reminds him of ice cream.. We purchased a new one called Blue Suede Shoes... Have to decide where to plant it..
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

June 5th, Coarsegold Historical Museum Fund Raiser

"As We Were Told" is a wonderful history of Eastern Madera County as told by the people and families that are living here. The second volume is hot off the presses. Both books will be available to purchase at our Annual Fund Raiser on June 5th, Art, Music, Dinner in the Meadow.

We will have Quilts, Knitting displays, Plants, Rusty Farm Equipment, Docent led tours, Raffles, and Prizes. Tickets are available locally and are only $15.00 for hours of fun. Don't forget this includes your dinner and music by the String Bandits. We will be raffling off our Patriotic Red, White and Blue Quilt, be sure you have your tickets.. We will also be at the Peddlers Fair in Coarsegold, over the holiday week-end, come by the booth and say hi... and purchase your tickets.

Believe it or not, this is a washing machine,, I am so glad I am living now.. that really looks dangerous.. Come see this and so much more at our museum, docents will be happy to show you around.. If any questions call 559-642-4448
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Litter, no one reads?

We have our beautiful country side, and we have to remind people not to throw things out the windows. We had our community litter clean up a few weeks ago. It is truly amazing what you find on the road side.. Last year we found a $10.00 bill, wish that would happen more often, we could get more volunteers. Usually it is lots of cigarette butts, cans, paper, and I will not go into the gruesome stuff.

This monitor was thrown out about 10 ft. from the sign about Litter, and next to our mail boxes..
Remember, some one has to pick it up, if it falls on the ground, and with the $$ cut backs it falls to the citizens to keep the county picked up..
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