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Welcome - Wile's Lake Farm Market Newsletter
Dog Days of Summer | July 19, 2017

In This Issue:
Market Musing
Cut Flower Bouquets
A weeding we wil go
Spiderwort - Concord Grape
Fresh Herbs
Hodge Podge

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Market Musing

It feels like we are in the “dog days of  summer”!   It’s hot and sticky! 

The Market is full of people visiting family or preparing for visitors, tourists from other parts of Canada, the US and Europe, and the campers!  The offer of free admission to the National Parks is a boom for Keji and we are definitely feeling the benefits of increased visitors. 

We are fortunate to have this happening.  Good tourism and visitor numbers are critical to Lunenburg County.  Visitors fill our hotels, bed and breakfasts,  and restaurants.  They attend our festivals, community events and spend money on gifts and souvenirs. 

We need to all remember to be good hosts!  We need to offer assistance to those who look lost!  We need to be patient with the drivers who are unsure which direction to turn.  We need to greet and welcome strangers at our community events.   Some of these visitors might become the next new residents of Lunenburg County.  A large number of people who moved to here discovered Lunenburg County on a summer holiday. 

This week Tina Hennigar the Population Growth Coordinator with NOW Lunenburg County starts her tour across Canada looking for people to move to our area.  This is a very exciting initiative funded completely by businesses and individuals in our community.  You can follow her progress on Facebook and on the NOW Lunenburg County website. 

I have been involved in this project for the last 3 ½ years and I am very proud of our accomplishment in breaking through the belief that government must solve our problems . This is a testament to the belief that we can all do something to contribute to a more prosperous future.  We need to grow our population and  find people for jobs that remain unfilled,  find buyers for our real estate, find children for our schools and findi people willing to contribute to  a vibrant rural lifestyle.

Follow the Tour over the next 5 weeks; perhaps there is a way you can help!

Elspeth

 

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Cut Flower Bouquets

Our beautiful cut flower bouquets are now ready to pick up to beautify your home and cottage.  These long lasting flowers make a great hostess gift too.   We are picking zinnias, sunflowers, celosia, larkspur, cosmos, and rudbeckia.  We have more to come. 

If you are looking for flowers for a special event – weddings, anniversaries, special date…. We can create a special bouquet.   Just call…

If you are a bride or have a bride in the family you may want to come and pick your own flowers.  You cut and pay for the stems that you harvest.  

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A weeding we wil go

Weeding your garden is an extremely important part of garden maintenance.  Weeds rob not only nutrients but precious water from your crops and flowers. 

  • The best time to weed is right after a rain while the soil is moist. 
  • Work on weeding a small space each day rather than taking on the whole garden. 
  • Using a sharp hoe and chopping off weeds at soil level will eventually kill even the peskiest weed. 
  • Pulling large weeds out can damage the delicate root system of what you are trying to grow. 
  • Don’t compost the weeds most home compost piles don’t get hot enough to kill the seeds.
  • Mulching around plants and in the rows helps keep weed growth down.

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Spiderwort - Concord Grape

Spiderwort forms grasslike clumps of upright foliage topped with a small cluster of  flowers that are attractive to butterflies.

 The Perennial Spiderwort grows to be 12-18” high and likes to be kept moist in a sunny or part sunny location. It gets its name from the spiderweb like leaf sucretions 

 

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Fresh Herbs

We have a small cutting garden for herbs in front of the greenhouse.  We cut herbs fresh daily so most days you can get – basil, rosemary, dill, oregano, sage and parsley.  Always fresh here!

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Hodge Podge

Fresh local veggies are here and ready for making hodge podge.   You can find the recipe on our website.

 

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Past Market Newsletters

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Garden Glory Aug 16,2017
Heights of Summer August 2,2017
Dog Days of Summer July 19, 2017
Summer Days July 5, 2017
Canada Day Edition June 28, 2017

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