Tag: Farmin Creek

Sweet Lorane Community News, July 13, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 13, 2017
By Pat Edwards

I’m lovin’ these bearable summer days this year. The mid-to-high 70s and low 80s are perfect as far as I’m concerned… especially if there is a light breeze, which there has been.

On our trip to Montana before the 4th, the weather there was in the 70s and quite comfortable, but I received a note from our friends who we visited in Helena and they said that right after we left, the temps soared to “the high 90s and low 100s!” According to Connie, “it’s been 15 to 20 degrees above normal each day and looks like the rest of the month is going to follow suit. We had a 5.8 earthquake last week and aftershocks continue. It was definitely not one we could sleep through and was the biggest one in 18 years for Montana. The topping on the cake is the severe thunderstorms rolling thru each afternoon and lightning starting immediate fires. July is never fun but this year tops them all.”

The poor Montanans experienced not only a harsh winter this year, but now their summer sucks. I think I’ll stick in Oregon. I’m figuring that we must have brought the good weather back with us!

I reported most of the upcoming Lorane events last week, but here’s another item to put on your calendar…

The Lorane Christian Church is sponsoring its annual “Worship in the Park” at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 27, this year. It will once again be held at the Martin family’s, Farmin’ Creek event center on Siuslaw River Road. A potluck lunch will follow the church service, as well as horseshoes and swimming in the pond. This is something you don’t want to miss.

Matt Van Wyk and the owners of Alesong Brewery in Lorane just announced on the Lorane Facebook page that their doors are now open for business. “I just wanted everyone to know we are finally open! Regular hours are 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday. We’re planning a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, July 22, with a food cart and a couple of live musicians. Stop by and say hello!”

Many residents in our area are working hard to rid their properties of Tansy Ragwort which seems to be enjoying a resurgence throughout Lane County. The bright yellow weed that is springing up in fields and pastures right now is poisonous to livestock, especially horses and cattle. It’s vital that whenever you see a plant, even in your yard, that you pull it out by the roots if at all possible (or at least cut it), and put the plants into a black garbage bag where they will be contained. One suggestion is to leave the bag full of tansy out in the sun for a few days to let them “cook”… ensuring that they can no longer germinate. If they are left lying on the ground, they will continue to fully seed.
If the tansy plants you encounter, however, have a number of yellow and black caterpillars on them, don’t disturb them. These caterpillars are the larvae of the Cinnabar moth which eat tansy exclusively and kill the plant they are working on before it goes to seed.

Cinnebar moth

Cinnabar moth and larvae

Let’s all be good neighbors and bring this unwanted plant under control since it spreads quickly once it goes to seed.

I realized that I failed to give the date of this year’s Lorane Ice Cream Social in last week’s column. It is always held on the 2nd Sunday in August. This year it will be on August 13 and it usually begins at 1:00 p.m. Marissa McNutt Cooper is soliciting volunteers to help with the new booths and events that are being planned to celebrate the Lorane Fire Department’s 40th anniversary. Call her at 541-517-6608 for more information or to volunteer.

Don’t forget! The Lorane Christian Church is planning a bake sale in the parking lot of the Lorane Family Store on July 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I know only too well, from personal experience, what great things they have to offer.

Sweet Lorane Community News – July 02, 2015

Fern Ridge Review                                    
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 2, 2015
By Pat Edwards

Whew! I hope that all of you were able to get out of the heat this past week, or at least spend the hottest part of the day in or on the water of our nearby reservoirs, lakes, rivers and streams.

Lorane Deli aka Lorane General Store

While the Lorane Deli is closed, the Lorane Rebekah’s have come up with a plan to provide a space for the very popular “coffee klatch” that has formed over the years at the deli. Every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., the Rebekahs will provide coffee, pastries and rolls for $1 each for those who want to continue their social gatherings. Sounds like a great way to continue what has become an informal tradition. Be sure to tell your neighbors about it.

The Lorane Christian Church will be holding their “Worship in the Park” again this year on July 12 at Farmin Creek located just north of the entrance to Chateau Lorane on Siuslaw River Road. The church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. and

Lorane Christian Church

immediately following will be a community potluck lunch. The public is invited!

Has anyone noticed the bright purple field of lavender at King Estate recently? I don’t know if the way the light was hitting it the other day when I went by made the colors more vibrant, but it was a beautiful sight up on the hill in front of the winery.

I hope that all of you have marked Saturday, September 12, on your calendars. It’s proving to be a busy one for both Lorane and Crow. The Lorane Celebration will be hosting not only a community-wide yard/garage sale, but also a number of fun activities and events. Being discussed are: lunch, sale booths, arts & crafts and quilt show, and a small farmer’s market at the Grange; a bake sale and outdoor movies after dark at the Rebekahs; a barbecue at the church as well as kids’ games and activities including a dunk tank, bounce house and carnival booths. Another possibility that has not been finalized yet is a neighborhood walk for those who want to get out and socialize while exercising.

The popular 13th Annual Crow Car Show has also been set for Saturday, September 12, in the small athletic field across from the Applegate School in Crow. There are 12 show classes. Plan to get there early for a pancake breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. There will also be a children’s area, a silent auction and raffle drawings. It’s sponsored by the Crow Booster Club and all proceeds will benefit all of the Crow-Applegate-Lorane schools. It’s open to the public and there’s no admission.

Because of the nature of the work I do, I want to give recognition to our local writers whenever possible. I just discovered that retired teacher and Veneta resident, Michael Foster, published a book last November called Wakanisha: Is Love Enough. It’s the first book in a projected series and is about the Lakota Sioux tribe. The Lakota word “Wakanisha” roughly translates as “children,” but has a far deeper meaning. Wakanisha are their sacred vessels of culture, spirituality and most importantly, love. These first inhabitants of America strove for harmony in all things – with the land of rolling plains they freely roamed, and within their tribes, families and hearts. The book follows three generations of these remarkable people and its description sounds most interesting. The book can be found on Amazon.com and other on-line booksellers. Let’s support our talented local authors! We have a number of them!

Happy summer, all!