Bodega Report - October 2012
Sea Squids 4-H Club News
For a small club, the Sea Squids 4-H Club is making a big showing at local events. In case you missed it in the heat of the Bodega Big Event parade excitement - notice: 1) the paper-mache sea squid mascot in the back, (I just don’t think that it’s getting the attention it deserves); and 2) the winner of the Tippy Hedron look alike contest, Tawnsi Kingsley in front.
The Squids raked in the awards at the Sonoma County Fair as well. Lily Morris won first place in Rabbit Showmanship; and a big, beautiful group-felted rug featuring (guess what) - a Sea Squid - roped in a Double Gold ribbon! Nice work gang!
The Club is still encouraging new members to sign up. Club meetings are held at the Bodega Bay Grange on the second Saturday of every month from 9:30 - 10:30 am. All kids from 5-18 are welcome, along with adults who would like to share their time and knowledge.
The Sea Squids Cooking Project will once again host the Bodega Red Potato Club Biannual Potluck at McCaughey Hall in Bodega, October 26 starting at 6:00. Bring in your potato bounty to share with those who will carry our heirloom potatoes into the future. Special prizes will be provided for anyone who actually brings a dish using gopher meat. We need to come up with a more savory-sounding name for gopher meat in order to make this a popular new culinary fad. How about ardilla del jardín?
Fire Department News
The volunteers are really close to finishing the long-awaited new Fire Hall. Financing is pretty much complete, save to pay back the loan. So please help by eating a delicious Polenta and Beef Stew Dinner, October 6 from 5:30 to 8:00. If you don’t know how good it is, you better go try it. I’ll also put in an early plug for the Christmas Crafts Faire, Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Get in the holiday spirit by coming down to the hall to see and buy all sorts of great crafts, and all your neighbors.
Made in Salmon Creek
The first annual Made in Salmon Creek festival at Watts Ranch September 16 was a sweet success. Thanks to Salmon Creek Watershed Council and Gold Ridge RCD for organizing an event to showcase the great bounty we can find in our own backyard. I saw cheese, duck, heirloom vegetables, wool, apples and apple cider to name a few of the locally produced delicacies. Being a locavore around here is certainly not a problem. Our local conservation advocates, the Bodega Land Trust, dished out their now-famous BLTs. Speaking of BLT, don’t miss their annual dinner and auction on November 10. What a cornucopia we have to be thankful for.
The first afternoon of poetry under the trees behind the Organic Cotton Fabric Shop was a lovely success, and so will continue on Sunday, October 28, 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Join Sher and John Christian for Spooky Tales: Halloween Poetry Reading, Story Telling, & Open Mic. Weather permitting, Sher will read poems from her book, Star Kissed Shadows, and share stories accompanied by John on keyboard with scary sound effects. Bring a poem, your favorite short Halloween story, spooky song, a folding or camp chair, and a jacket. Costumes are encouraged. $5 and up donation. http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne/
Because I cannot help but share the picture below, and in an attempt to cajole readers into contacting me with news or other far west county trivia, I am hosting a caption contest for this picture. All entries will be rewarded.