On a hot day in June, Dale Raby, Blacksmith Extraordinaire, presented a workshop at the Library on Blacksmith. A forgotten art, Dale made chains, hooks, and spirals with the help of the kids. It was a very hot day, but the boys stayed out long after the girls went in to do something cooler. Dale, a graduate of Oconto Falls High School, lives in Green Bay and loves to share his art with kids.
Becky Dolata from the UW-Extension will be offering three classes at the Oconto Falls Community Library in July/August on preserving your garden. ‘You grew it now use it’ will be our motto. What are the new standards in food safety? Can you really pickle that? When using a hot bath, does the clock start when you put the jars in or after it comes to a boil? These are just a few questions I have that Becky will be answering. If you are new to food preservation or your pickles got moldy last year, you may want to attend these workshops free at the Library. Thursday July 23rd at 6:30 will be Preserving Your Bounty, August 6th is Perky Pickles and on August 13th will be Tempting Tomatoes. Hopefully we will all have bumper crops and the need to preserve for winter. Please call the Library at 846-2673 and reserve a spot for your ‘piece of the patch’.Also, the Library will have available the UW-Extension Food Bulletins.