Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Mar 23, 2014




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.



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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