Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The JULY 2014 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is Out In Print and Online!

To read this month's issue of the Owl Creek Gazette online, we invite you to visit our Current Issue page





A BIG THANKS to this month's contributing writers and advertisers!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Owl Creek Gazette's "No Freedom Without Hemp" Event a Success!



Our Owl Creek Gazette "No Freedom Without Hemp" Event took place
during  Hemp History Week and was a great success with folks joining us from the Effingham area,  and from the communities of Highland, Litchfield, Mulberry Grove, Panama, Pocahontas, Smithboro, Vandalia,
and of course, Greenville, Illinois.





We had a variety of free samples to hand out including 
Hemp Hearts and Castile Soaps with hemp as an ingredient, along with lots of free literature too! Attendees were also treated to samples of Banana Hemp Muffins and
adults 
could also taste test Hemp Hop Rye Beer from O'Fallon Brewing Company in Missouri.



Special thanks to Jes Adam of Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse
of Greenville for baking our Banana Hemp Muffins!

Thanks to the Sunshine House Health Food Store in Vandalia for donating the Whole Wheat Flour and Hemp Hearts and to Terra Mater Botanicals of Greenville for donating the
"Sunshine and Bugs" eggs ...
 ingredients included in the making of the muffins!

Pictured above is OCG co-editor Jan Stover with baker Jes Adam.



The Owl Creek Gazette is proud to announce the winner of our Hemp History Week T-shirt
 (drum roll please) ....   
Don Cole of Litchfield, IL

Folks wanting to learn more about Hemp History Week are invited to read the article Industrial "Hemp is NOT Marijuana: The Story Behind the Story" on page 8 in the June issue of the Owl Creek Gazette

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The June 2014 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is Out In Print and Online!



We're always pleased when our latest issue has "hit the stands" and is also available online via our Current Issue Page for folks to click on and enjoy!



Here's what's in the June 2014 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette:
Page 2: From Jan’s Desk
Page 3: 
From Don’s Desk
Page 3: In Our Readers’ Own Words
Page 4: June With the Jaways at Robie Creek
Page 5: June’s Festivities
Page 6: 
The Boat Builder
Page 6: A Pan Fish Paradise
Page 7: Highland, Illinois
Page 8: Hemp History Week
Page 9: National Dairy Month Twist
Page 9: Creekside with Don and Jan.
Page 10: Coffee Pairings / Educate your Mouth
Page 11: Don’t Throw it Away, Let Don Look at it
Page 12: Sunshine and Bugs Living by Season
Page 13: A Pump Marriage
Page 14: Hickoryshack Revisited / Barred Owl Nest
Page 15: Meet Gay Renee Heard and Her Menagerie
Page 16: From Ashes, The Movie
Page 17: Back to Basics - Ellie Goes to Turtle Island
Page 18: For The Owlets / Creekside Chronicles
Page 19: OCG Community Calendar


Monday, May 12, 2014

Our Contemplative Terrarium Project ... Our Herb Garden Under Glass

Making our Terrarium ...

We started with a 6 gallon glass jar purchased at a local antique/thrift shop. We placed a layer of natural lump hardwood charcoal on the bottom of the jar, followed by a layer of small rocks and then a deep layer of potting soil.

Next we placed our plants ... dill, lavender, parsley and tarragon in the potting soil, (i.e. an herb garden under glass) followed with a light watering.

To complete the setting, we included the sculpted Raku figures, fired in charcoal, created by our son, Zac Stover, during his college years. The figures seem contemplative to us, hence the name Contemplative Terrarium.





The finished project (minus the lid in this photo) sits in our front window, soaking up the sun 
... and has become its own little eco-system.  

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Our May 2014 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is Out In Print and Online!


The MAY 2014 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is out and anxiously waiting to be read ...  click on our CURRENT ISSUE PAGE and you'll be good to go!





A special note about our May cover:The cover features an original painting done by Don Stover's mother, Rosa Lee Stover ... and we wanted to also share a photo of the original painting here. 
It seems wonderfully fitting as we recognize and honor moms everywhere
this month on Mother's Day 
 


Here's What's in the MAY 2014 Issue:

Page 2: From the Editors’ Desk
Page 3: In Our Readers’ Own Words
Page 4: May is a Happenin’ Month
Page 5: The Set Free Movement
Page 5: Creekside with Don and Jan
Page 6: May With the Jaways at Robie Creek
Page 7: Breese, Illinois
Page 8: Sunshine and Bugs Living by Season
Page 9: Yogurt and Kefir
Page 9: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Page 10: Fuller Dome Recap
Page 11: Building Dome Homes
Page 12: Confessions of a Small Engine Mechanic
Page 13: Living Small / Community Garden Update
Page 14: A Trip to Turtle Island Preserve
Page 16: National Barbeque Month and Operation BBQ Relief.
Page 17: Inside the Outside: Fox Family
Page 18: OCG Community Calendar
Page 19: OCG Classified Ads

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Photo Recap of Our Visit to the Bucky Fuller Dome Home Groundbreaking Renovation Celebration

A view of the covered Dome from outside the
fence at 407 S. Forest Avenue in  Carbondale, IL
Don Stover, co-editor of the Owl Creek Gazette,
standing between the original Dome Home and
 the protective dome structure.







Photo: Don Stover took this photo of me with Jon Davey, president of RBF Dome NFP, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring Buckminster Fuller's legacy and preserving the Bucky Fuller Dome Home. The photo was taken outside the Dome Home at yesterday's Groundbreaking Renovation Celebration in Carbondale, IL
Jon Davey, president of the RBF Dome, the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring Buckminster Fuller's legacy and preserving the Bucky Fuller Dome Home, poses for a photo with Jan Stover, co-editor of the Owl Creek Gazette. This photo was taken outside the Dome Home at the Groundbreaking Renovation Celebration in Carbondale, IL
Jan enjoys a photo with Bill Perk, Founding Member of  RBF Dome NFP,
personal friend of  Bucky Fuller's and former owner of the Dome Home. 
Folks mill about inside the fence at the Bucky Fuller's Dome Home
Groundbreaking Renovation Celebration.

Listen HERE to Creekside with Don and Jan Episode 64 as Don and Jan
recap their day at the Fuller Dome Home Celebration

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

APRIL 2014 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is HERE!


The April issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is -- Hot off the Press --
and ready for reading in print and online!
Just click on our
  CURRENT ISSUE PAGE to read the April issue.

 Plus, we're pleased to announce this month's issue 
has grown to 20 pages!!!



Here's What's In the March 2014 Issue:

Page 2 & 3: From the Editors’ Desk
Page 3: In Our Readers’ Own Words
Page 4: Creekside with Don and Jan
Page 4: Piney Woods Ranch Update
Page 5: Mulberry Grove Past and Present
Page 6: April with the Jaways at Robie Creek
Page 7: OCG Self Reliance Expo Recap
Page 8: Sunshine and Bugs Living by Season
Page 9: Beekeepers Corner
Page 10: Easter Treats and Springtime Goodies
Page 11: Building a Box Kite
Page 12: A Visit to Laura Ingalls-Wilder Home
Page 13 Bucky Fuller Dome Home Groundbreaking Celebration
Page 13: Bats about Bats
Page 14: The Roots of Indian Images
Page 15: What We Learned and Didn’t Learn in Civics
Page 16: Storm Preparedness for Pets and People
Page 17: Poetry by Jeff Jones
Page 18: Owl Creek Gazette Community Calendar
Page 19: Owl Creek Gazette Classified Ads