HOLDERNESS — Learn how you can process your own big game animal, from field to freezer, at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, April 5.
The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954.
At the workshop, Rick Warbin, owner of Baker River Deer Farm in Wentworth, will give participants a basic overview of the steps involved in processing your own big game animal. The workshop will cover topics such as basic field dressing, tips to avoid meat spoilage, skinning and capeing, equipment needs, determining cuts of meat, boning the meat, and packaging tips. The instructor has many years of experience in the butchering business, so bring all your questions.
For more information on Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit http://www.HuntNH.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
Activities at Owl Brook are supported by federal Wildlife Restoration funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program supported by an excise tax on hunting firearms, ammunition and archery supplies.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 06:59
MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery is pleased to host a second Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class with Judi Lemaire on Sunday, March 16th, from 1 pm to 4pm. The first class filled up fast so be sure to get in while you can. Learn how to create a beautifully decorated egg that will last for years to come.
Judi Lemaire is an artist who specializes in Batik egg decorating. Over the past twenty years she has studied traditional designs and developed her own unique expressions using both traditional and modern methods. Judi's work can be seen and purchased here in the Meredith Gallery.
Tuition is $30 per student, and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 06:54
GILFORD — The Lakes Region Disabled Sports (LRDS) at Gunstock group recently partnered with the newly-formed Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI) of Gilford to offer two days of skiing to seven disabled veterans and their VA escorts.
The veterans, all referred by the Boston VA Center, are part of the New England Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans. The LRDS group organized the event and paid for the lunches when the Vets arrived plus adaptive ski lessons for the Vets while Gunstock chipped in with complimentary lifts and rentals.
Following skiing at Gunstock on the first day, the Vets enjoyed dinner donated by Patrick's Pub & Eatery. They then had overnight accommodations donated at a huge discount by the Fireside Inn & Suites. The Fireside management also provided free breakfast the next morning before the Vets left for another day on the slopes. Lunch was donated by Shaw's of Gilford after which the group headed home.
All costs for the disabled veterans' excursion were covered by in-kind donations or cash donations from a variety of local people and organizations contacted by either the LRDS group or the PRLI. The PRLI covered the minimal costs of the hotel while generous donations from Lakes Region Dental Care, the Knights of Columbus Council 428, individual members of the Gilford Rotary Club, as well as some other civic-minded individuals in the community, covered all the remaining incidental costs for this visit.
The disabled veterans were sincerely appreciative and expressed their thanks for the outstanding support and welcome they received from the numerous Lakes Region venues, businesses, clubs and individuals.
Anyone wishing to make a donation for future Vet trips or simply seeking more information about the Lakes Region Disabled Sports Program at Gunstock or about the PRLI Veterans Support Group may visit the respective websites at www.lrdisabledsports.org or www.prli.us. The Lakes Region Disabled Sports group is a recognized 501-c-(3) non-profit organization and operates mainly through the financial generosity of donors. The PRLI is working on plans to host another 20 vets in May who will combine recreational activities with business and job search workshops during their visit. Recognized by the State of New Hampshire as a non-profit charitable organization, the PRLI is currently finalizing its application for federal non-profit status.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 06:44
MEREDITH — To help local gardeners prepare for a plentiful summer and fall gardening season, Moulton Farm is once again offering "Good Gardening Workshops". These free workshops begin on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.
"Your garden will have a hard time feeding you or providing beautiful blooms, if you haven't taken the proper steps to care for the soil," cautions Moulton. He will discuss ways to preserve and care for the soil to limit diseases and poor harvests. "Focusing on caring for our soil is a key part of our sustainability plan for the farm," explains Moulton. "We'll share what we've learned so home gardeners can care for their soil."
The second "Good Gardening Workshop" will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 am to noon. During this workshop Moulton will answer questions and make recommendations about varieties of seeds and plants that perform well in different conditions found in the Lakes Region. "Spending time considering varieties and planning succession plantings can pay off in better tasting vegetables as well as a longer harvest season," explains Moulton. The workshop will also include a preview of the different varieties of plants, including heirloom vegetables, which will be available from the farm's greenhouses a little later in the planting season.
The farm is also offering a "Plant 'N Grow" package that Moulton designed for both beginning vegetable gardeners and more experienced gardeners. "In addition to plants, seeds and soil amendments, the package includes a detailed gardening plan that maximizes the amount of vegetables a person can grow in just 400 square feet. Plus it comes with ongoing advice from our experienced farm team. That's really important," explains Moulton. "It's something you can't get from many places." The deadline for signing up for the package is May 1.
To receive information Moulton encourages people to visit the farm's website and Facebook page as well as sign up for their newsletter at moultonfarm.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:27
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