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Our mums are ready! We have beautiful mums ready for purchase now.
If you’ve never bought mums from us, you don’t know what you’re missing! These are grown by a Mennonite dairy farmer and his family and they are beautiful. Much larger than the ones you find in the local stores and garden centers and at a lower price……only $13.00 each plus sales tax.
These mums are just beginning to show some color, which means that they will be in bloom for months. The yellow & the white with yellow center mums are showing almost no color, but will begin popping out soon. They can be left in the pots & set on your porch or deck, or you can plant them. They usually do stand a better chance of coming back in the future if they are planted, either in the soil or in large containers.
I have several that I planted in very large containers & they’re beginning their third year of blooming. They’re much larger than a bushel basket and covered with buds! I pinched off the buds a time or two (before July 4th), fertilized them a couple of times, and have kept them watered — now I’ll enjoy their beautiful flowers until a hard freeze.
Our mums are for sale at the Catawba Valley Farmers Market, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Check our Facebook page (Creekside
Creations) just in case we have to miss a Thursday, or call
(540-864-5913) or e-mail us. The mums are also for sale here on the farm, by appointment. We do plan to be at the Vinton Farmers Market occasionally & will let you know the exact dates & times.
We have several colors of mums, including yellow, maroon, orange (VT colors), white with yellow center, deep purple, red with yellow center, orange & yellow blend, pink, & deep pink. We will have additional colors soon.
The attached pictures show some of the colors we have.
Buying your mums from us will help to support 2 local farm families…..the Mennonite dairy farmer who grew the mums & us here on Creekside Farm. We will appreciate your business!
Submitted by Ann & Jimmy Harrell
Here are photos of the Wolverine squad cheering on the 7th grade football team to a 19-0 victory over William Fleming’s team on Monday night, August 29.
We’ve got photos of action from the game, too – click here to see them.
The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department and 94.9 Star Country proudly present the 5th Annual Salem Star-B-Q Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2011, 5:30 p.m. at the Salem Farmers Market. Headlining the event will be “Stealing Angels” with local band “Rutledge”.
Adult tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate; children 10 and under get in free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Salem Parks & Recreation Department (620 Florida Street, Salem) Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Salem Scholarship Fund.
The event also will feature barbeque restaurants from around the valley giving out samples of their delicious barbeque and selling dinner plates and desserts. There will be voting for the “People’s Choice” Awards for Best Barbeque and Best Decorations.
For additional information please contact Salem Parks and Recreation at 375-3057.
Submitted by Kristen Finley, city of Salem
While we were feeding our bottle baby calves recently, we had to stop to do something else, so set the bottle down right outside the corral panel. The calf had not finished his bottle & was still hungry. I glanced around & saw him with his head through the panel, stretching to reach the bottle. He finally got his mouth on the nipple, but couldn’t get any milk out.
He’s done this a couple of times & is good at reaching the bottle, but hasn’t figured out how to pick up & tilt the bottle so he can get the milk out!
In an effort to give back and celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer,” the residents at Richfield Retirement Community handcrafted doggie bandanas and baked up homemade dog biscuits for the Salem Animal Shelter during the week of August 22-26
On Tuesday, the Late Bloomers Garden Club and Red Hatters joined together to make doggie bandanas. On Thursday,, residents put their baking skills to the test to make homemade doggie biscuits. Then on Friday, the Salem Animal Shelter joined the celebration and enjoyed a great reception with the residents, complete with a doggie cake and punch where Richfield’s Joseph C. Thomas Center presented donations for the Salem Animal Shelter, including dog food, bones and treats.
Submitted by Beth Klinefelter, Access Media