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Notes from the Heart:
Make Your
Own Canoe Paddle

Clean a Little Greener

February Gardening Tips

Braised Pork

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Now Here's Something REALLY Unusual
to do on a Sunday Morning!

Make your own Wooden Canoe Paddle
Hulbert Outdoor Center, Sunday, March 7, 2010

Looking for something really unique and fun to do on a cold Sunday morning?  
How about hand crafting your very own canoe paddle?

Join master craftsman, Geoffrey Burke of Chicorua Boatworks, for a Paddlemaking
workshop, Sunday, March 7 at
Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont.

The workshop will run from 8:30 – 12:30 and includes lunch. You will take home a
beautifully crafted paddle at the end of the morning. Cost for the workshop, all
materials & lunch is $95.  

Geoffrey Burke has conducted numerous courses in paddlemaking and boat
building over the last 25 years. For more information about this pre-registered
course please contact Deb Williams at Hulbert Outdoor Center, 2968 Lake Morey
Road , Fairlee, VT 05045, 802-333-3405  -  or
visit their website at
Hulbert Outdoor Center.    ~ Marcia

This Week's Stories:

Feature: Clean a Little Greener...with Baking Soda
Instead of spending ever more money on every more cleaning products -- even if
they are better for your health and the environment than their chemical cousins --
we can handle most of our household cleaning needs with one simple ingredient
that is already on almost everyone’s pantry shelves: baking soda.

Garden: February Gardening Tips
Pinching back houseplants, getting ready for and sowing some seeds, and
checking stored summer bulbs are some of the gardening activities for this month.

Recipe: Braised Pork
During cold New England winters, slow cooked meals warm our homes as well as
our guests...

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