Happy Tonics to Exhibit at 11th Annual New Ventures Gardening Seminar

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Northwood School
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:45 a.m.)
Costs: $14 (includes lunch and snacks). Pre-register by mailing payment to Northwood School Community Ed. N14463 Hwy. 53, Minong, WI 54859. More Info.: 715 466-4692 x 501 

Four sessions, plus a bonus:

  • Choose the Right Vines for Your Garden, Bonnie Blodgett
  • The Fragrant Garden, Bonnie Blodgett
  • Beautiful Partners, Francois Medion
  • Pruning and Azaleas, Mervin EiselPresenters from: BorealScapes, Duluth, MN;Brainerd Lakes area, MN; St. Paul Press
     

Happy Tonics Exhibit will be about Monarch Butterfly Habitat and IV Annual Washburn County Earth Day Event in Shell Lake on April 23 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  The nonprofit organization will have Three Sisters Native Vegetable Seed and Milkweed Seed for sale at their table.  Stop by and say hello.

 

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Holidays in Minong, WI

This is the first day that I can post from Minong, WI. I arrived on December 18th. There are two Wi-Fi sites in town. One is at The Scoop which was closing down for the winter. Oh oh! Next I tred Stony’s Hotel restaurant and still no connection.

I drove down to Shell Lake which is a 60 mile commute to test the Wi-Fi at my residence. It was supposed to be up and running because Centurytel was supposed to fix it. All I saw was a broken frame that had broken next to the computer. This was a Chinese silk painting. Oh well, easy come – easy go. The Wi-Fi is still not working.

Returned to Minong and tried again at Stony’s but no go. Then I drove to Hayward a 40 mile round trip. The laptop worked perfectly from the Hayward Library. What gives?

When I returned to Minong, I stopped back at Stony’s but still no access. I hopped back in the car drove past CenturyLinks office. The lights were on. Hurray! I turned the car around and parked outside their office.

I knocked on the combination locked door. Someone answered the door and let me speak to the techie who really didn’t want to be there. He only had a few minutes before they were locking the door up for the holiday. Don took a look at the computer and showed me how I needed to check for new Wi-Fi sites that were available. I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT LOCAL AREA NETWORKS PAGE instead of looking at the green or background bar at the bottom. I told Don that when he returned home he must tell this family that he was Santa’s Helper and how he helped a poor women in distress because she couldn’t get her laptop connected to the Internet.

Folks this is important to me. I am writing the text for a coloring book this winter. I need access to my computers. I plan to Blog the text so at least I will be able to paste and cut later when I return to Shell Lake. From there I should be able to paste and cut to Word Doc and print off. Minong is a little Village of 521 souls. We are in  remote location in Northwest Wisconsin and we are buried under snow. Yesterday the radio said that 12 inches of snow fell.

I am typing this on a notebook and it doesn’t work as nicely as a full size keyboard so it may be a bit rustic. I am thrilled because I have Wi-Fi access now from my little Redwood Retreat in the Great No North Woods. Being able to connect with no cost to me is a gift. I will be able to add photos after I am back in Shell Lake and have full technology acccess. Working from Minong is like working on the road. Gas for the vehicle is now $3.09 a gallon.  Commuting is not a sustainable solution in Northwest Wisconsin. 

Be well insectamonarca friends whereever you are.

Happy Holiday from the far reaches of Mother Earth.

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