Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Mar 23, 2014

 

IN MY WORLD

 

I’d come home late from a doctor’s appointment and buying new sneakers in Waterville recently. I asked friend Laurel if she’d like to see how pregnant Ivy, one of my Fainter does, was. We opened the gate to find 3 new babies out by the hay feeder! Triplets! We checked out the first two which were does and they were clean, dried off and well. The third one, a big buckling was still wet and had gotten cold. We brought him in, cleaned and dried him and warmed him on a heating pad in front of the wood stove. We milked colostrum from Ivy and tried to feed him, but it was tough going. Finally, a little past midnight, he had an epiphany and greedily sucked down 6 ounces.  Then he peed on the rug for at least 45 seconds. While he could stand, he couldn’t walk yet and I kept him in that night. I got up around 5 to his blatting, opened the door and out he came. I was thrilled he was doing so well, but Ivy wasn’t glad to see him. She kept pushing him away, so I slathered him in placenta and birth goo. She would clean him and let him nurse, but so far it’s only been temporary. I have to hold her still so he can nurse. Here's hoping that time will help recreate their bond.



IN YOUR WORLD

 

The Annual Report is now available at the Town Office or www.unityme.org/gov.

 

A request for bids for the new town office has gone out. View the engineer's plans at www.unityme.org/gov. Feedback is always welcome at ww.unityme.org/gov

 

Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 pm

In Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings. http://www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html Follow the Comprehensive Plan Committee on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/unitymaine. Did you attend the visioning session? We would love to hear your Feedback about it or anything else. http://www.unityme.org/gov/feedback.html

 

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Sunday March 30 from 10am - 3pm

Have you got seeds to share? Are you saving scions as you prune your fruit trees? Please join us and share seeds, scionwood, cuttings – or baked goods. Labels, tape and markers supplied. Books, T-shirts, grafting supplies and rootstock for sale. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. www.mofga.org/Default.aspx?tabid=301

 

Blood Drive

Tuesday, April 1 from 8am - 1pm

Mt View High School - Sponsored by: Student Council. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free 6 inch sub from Subway!

 

Grow Your Own Organic Garden.

Wednesday, April 2 from 6 - 8pm

Evening workshops at locations around Maine. Soil fertility, compost, crop rotation, green manures, pest control. RSU#3 Adult & Community Education, Mt View High School (Rm. H122) 568-3426 www.msad3.org

 

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

Wednesday, April 2 from 10am - 4pm

Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $35 for MOFGA members and $40 for non-members. Details and registration at www.mofga.org/Programs/Events/KitchenLicensingWorkshop/tabid/1588/Default.aspx

 

MOVIE: CLIFF film Eating Alabama

Thursday April 3 at 7pm

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. Thoughtful and often funny, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters. At Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Free. Q&A, led by CIFF founder Ben Fowlie, will follow the film screening. www.eatingalabama.com/about



JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)

 

34th Annual Maine State Sportsmen's Show

March 28 - 30

Augusta Civic Center. For more infor visit www.mainesportsman.com/the-me-sportsmans-show/

 

Harlem Globetrotters Basketball

Monday, March 31 at 7pm

The Harlem Globetrotters http://tinyurl.com/p8tj7aq for complete details and to purchase tickets

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