Friday, March 10, 2017

Join Us for Our "Creeskide with Don and Jan" OPEN HOUSE

Come join us this Saturday, March 11th from 3-6pm for our Creekside with Don and Jan Podcast Open House at our new studio at 104 N. Second Street
on the square in Downtown Greenville, IL.

Visit with Don and Jan Stover, OCG Co-Editors and Creekside Co-Hosts 

"Get Your Creek On" with us and get a feel for what happens behind the scenes of a podcast.

Plus refreshments will be served including our January, February, and March "Tea by Two" Tea Blends, along with Peanut Butter Cookies made by Don Stover 


Below are some photos from the Open House

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The March 2017 Issue is Out in Print and Online with a Major Nod to Our OCG Self-Reliant and Sustainability Home Show!

We're pleased to bring you the March 2017 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette! 

To give this month's issue a read, we invite you to visit our
Current Issue page

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Woot ... the February 2017 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is hot off the press
and packed full of good readin', folks!  
We invite you to visit our Current Issue page to check out this month's issue!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Making a "Creekside with Don and Jan" Connection!

We've been making some great "Creekside with Don and Jan" connections 
introducing ourselves to area college students and taking our podcast on the road.

Tune it to Episode 206 HERE

And give a listen to Episode 208 HERE

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year ... and a New Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette!

Happy New Year! 
We're glad you've dropped by. We invite you to peruse our website 
and check out the January 2017 issue of the OCG available on the Current Issue page! 

Friday, December 30, 2016

New Broadcasting Location for our Creekside with Don and Jan Podcast!

With more than 200 consecutive episode of Creekside with Don and Jan under our belts and fast approaching our 4th year in podcasting, we are excited to announce that we’ll begin broadcasting our podcast from a new location, courtesy of an exciting and gracious invitation from Rick McPeak.

Originally we recorded our podcast each week at our Owl Creek Gazette brick and mortar office on South Second Street in Greenville -- but since taking the Owl Creek Gazette on the road back in June and moving the magazine’s office to our house, we've been recording from our home location since July 2016. 

That brings us back to the news of our NEW broadcast location at 104 North Second Street in Greenville (the former barber shop located in the old Masonic building on the corner of Main and Second Streets, next to Joe’s Pizza and Pasta). For readers less familiar with Greenville, this location is on the downtown square and just a block up the street from our former office. 

We’ll be recording Creekside with Don and Jan there on Sunday nights and our Members' Mid-Week at the Creek podcast on Wednesday evenings.  In fact, we'll be recording our first podcast of the new year there -- so when you tune on Sunday, January 1, 2017 picture us podcasting from our new digs!  Woot! 

More details to follow in the January 2017 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette!

UPDATE: Click HERE to listen in Episode 205 of Creekside with Don and Jan -- the first episode recorded in our new digs! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Bird Seed Cookies!

We first shared this Bird Seed Cookie recipe on our Owl Creek Gazette Members Only website back in November -- and now in the spirit of the season, we thought we'd share the recipe here as well. 

We're using these as ornaments on our own Christmas tree (as we're going with homemade/handmade ornaments this year) and then after Christmas, we'll take them outside for our feathered friends to enjoy.

Here's a photo of our "cookies" drying -- tomorrow we'll pop them out of the cookie cutters and Mason jar lids and hang them on our tree! 


Items You'll Need:

Bird seed (any type)
Cookie Cutters
Corn syrup
Unflavored Gelatin
Non-Stick Cooking Spray


Spray your cookie cutters with non-stick spray to make the cookies easier to pop out.
In a large bowl, mix together: ¾ cup of flour, ½ cup of water, 3 tablespoons corn syrup, 2 ½ teaspoon gelatin, and 4 cups of desired bird seed.
Stir until the bird seed is evenly distributed.
On a tray or sheet of wax paper, lay out your desired cookie cutters (sprayed with cooking spray).
Fill the cookie cutters with the mixture and press into shape firmly.
Make a small hole in each cookie with the skewer for the string.
Let the cookies dry overnight, turning them occasionally to dry both sides equally. When dry, carefully pop the cookies out of their molds and thread a string through the hole. Hang the ornaments from a tree, pole, or hook outside your windows and watch the birds devour them! (This recipe makes about 12 medium-sized ornaments)