Sweet Lorane Community News, June 04, 2015

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Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 4, 2015
By Pat Edwards

I think that I’ve always portrayed myself as a rather peaceful person, so I hope that I don’t upset anyone by telling you that I’m preparing to declare war. After getting my yard almost in shape and looking fairly good, I went out the morning after I mowed and spotted no less than 20 mole hills in the small space that I call our front lawn. Those little buggers also provided a straight-line march of freshly dug hills along the fence line that we try to keep mowed bordering Easy Acres. Now, I’m an animal lover and I’ve been known to even trap an errant spider in a piece of tissue and throw him out my back door. I dislike destroying anything until it begins threatening my quality of life. I’d give these moles permission to dig in any other part of our 5 acres on this side of Territorial and all of the 20 on the other side, but they’ve chosen to dig their tunnels in my little patch of green lawn… so let the war begin!

The Lorane Community Association is discussing moving the Lorane Growers’ Market to the Lorane Family Store this season since the Lorane Deli is closed indefinitely. They are going to get together with Jim and figure out when and where to set it up if all agree that it’s what they want to do. I hope that each of you are planting a little extra in your gardens to share with the community as it ripens. This year, I’ve planted two large planter boxes for the first time. I haven’t had a full-size garden since our kids were all home… usually my more recent plantings involved one or two tomato plants in one of my flower beds. I’m sure there will be quite a bit more than Jim and I can eat, so we’re looking forward to being able to contribute some of our produce as well as buy or swap for some that wouldn’t fit in the planter boxes.

Jim and I have been hearing little snippets of information these past couple of weeks that indicate there might be some activity in negotiations on the possible transfer/purchase of the Lorane school property. I don’t have any confirmed details that I would be comfortable in sharing, but there might be some soon. I’m hoping that something will happen that will allow our beautiful school building to take on a new life where it will be used and loved once more. It looks so forlorn, even though the home-schoolers have been putting it to some use recently.

I am too late in letting you know about the June 4 meeting of the Lorane Rug Hooking group, but here’s some more information on it from Maureen Waff so that you can attend the next one…  It is time again to gather up the wool and get together at the Lorane Fire Station for rug hooking. We have received our fabulous Bee Line wool cutter and stand (thanks to a grant from Plum Creek) and we have some show-and-tell from the dye session that included Karen, BJ, Maureen and Lisa. (Wow! Is that Pendleton wool yummy!) On the horizon, another dyeing session, this time with natural dyes (onion skins, bedstraw, turmeric). Several of the new improved travel frames are out on spec. Contact the Rural Art Center at  ruralartcenter@gmail.com to get more information on the meeting schedule and other questions you may have.

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