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Wellesley Island NY 800-600-3831
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"Let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are the most powerful weapons."
---Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt and gave an amazing speech at the U.N. on her 16th birthday-and won a Nobel Prize.
"We must be careful that the people who make $5000 a year are not
pitted against those who make $25,000 a year by those who make
$900,000 a year."
Barbara Milkulski, in a speech, 1974
"The freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat." Eleanor Roosevelt
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES
4 New; 11, 1st Qtr;
19, Full: 26, Last Qtr
Keep pets safe from heat!
2 New; 10, 1st Qtr;
18, Full; 24 Last Qtr
Fresh local corn!
Updated Friday, July 1, 2016
Easy access to show listings in Northern and central NY, along with the
occasional article by Sue-Ryn: The Metaphysical Times
month . . .
June has been a whirlwind of activity, working on flower beds, getting gardens in--and battling ravening chipmunks who stole seed and ate ir uprooted transplanted seedlings. Plus lawns, Bay House Artisans, the big fundraising yard sale we staged last weekend to get some money to help cover costs of widlife rehab. and of course the rehab itself.
We've had squirrels, including the little flying squirrel at left, who is almost ready for release. We had finches, robins, crows, wood ducks, starlings, a grackle, assorted other ducks, goslings, and a baby mink.
The real tricky and expensive critters were three young kingfishers shown at left, as they looked not long after they came in. These girls were getting fed at least once an house, starting early and going late, knocking five or more live minnows each per feeding. That translated to between five and ten dollars worth of live bait per day! They're eating a bit less now, and finally self-feeding, but we had to get a special screen house for them to be in during the daytime. Almost two hundred bucks for that. See why we needed a fundraiser?
We got into a "sticky situation" here a couple of nights agao. We got a call from a woman who had found a gull in her driveway when she got home. The bird could not fly and seemed to have something caught in it's throat, sticking out a bit. She managed to get the gull onto a piece of wood and covered with a box, being careful not to "make matters worse". When I got the gull home, we examined cautiously and tried peering down the birds throat with a flashlight. Eventually I realized if we laid him flat on his back, we could maybe align or straighten his neck...because i could feel that the object was long and deep every time either of us moved while holding him. I was thinking maybe a pencil or a pen....something like that. After getting him calmed on his back and prying open his beak again, Steve went in carefully probing and finally got the tip of the object exposed....then gently and slowly extracted a 9" pointed dowel. The wood looked like it may have been left at a campfire from toasting marshmallows or something. Afterwards he had some antibiotic and pain relief, followed by minnows and soaked dog kibbles. Mostly he just wanted to kill us....so I figured he would probably be alright. He seemed fine the next morning.
You can get more timely wiidlife updates by visiting the Wellesley Island Wildlife page on Facebook.Our dear friend Coleen Gorman died on Easter. Click here to read a few thoughts from Sue-Ryn about Colleen.
Hi Sue Ryn,
I received one of your corn warmers while working for 6 mos in Antarctica. The endless nights that I crawled into a nice warm bed because of your lovely handmade gift brought me endless *SMILES* on the coldest continent on earth!!! I will continue to buy corn warmers for all of my friends!! You're a master of your craft! THANK YOU!!!
Miss Delilah, our new rescue dog, pictured above contemplating her growing art collection, continues to do well. Loves car rides, hates being left home, is learning to beg, and quite often greets us at the door with her stuffed Donkey (from Shrek) and a full-on tail wag. We've learned she is terrified of thunder, and if she hears shots from duck/goose hunting early in the morning she comes up and hides under the bed. We were delighted to get our hands on the St. Lawrence County Spay/Neuter Now 2016 calendar . . . . she's Miss January!
From Time to time I have needed an Animal Communicator. I first met Sally Gewinner at a small event in Fulton. At that time our old kitty Belle was showing some odd behaviors. Sally helped confirm my suspicions and figure out ways to help deal with belle's transition. Since then I have called upon Sally for help with domestic pets and Wildlife too. Her gentle healing wisdom has always proved supportive of the animals in our care. Sally still works full time as a teacher, but you can often find her at weekend psychic and holistic fairs in the central NY region. You can find her on line at http://www.energy-light.com or call her at 315.458.2430 if you need faster help or an appointment.
And now available, Kitty Magic Carpets in extra heavy-duty fabric--what we call the 'Sherman the Shredder' edition. Want to check them out? Go to the Catnip Goodies Page There are also some new pictures of cats with their Party Animals and Mr. Sardini Snakes on the Party Animals page.
Worth visiting is the
Pets Page, a listing of tips and resources and books and links for
the owner of animals
of every stripe, including information on fostering
animals for people in the service.
If you are looking for a pet, be it a dog or cat or whatever, you will find a link on that page to http://www.petfinder.org
a place that can be a world of help. That's how we found our Chloe.
Give an animal in need a home!
What we really want is help making the page (pages, actually) even more useful. Got useful info? Regular mail it to us or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion.
A personal note from Sue-Ryn:
I frequently joke with customers, saying, "Accept no substitutes," when asked if I am the Hill Womanwho has been around and selling herbs and scents for over two decades. Last summer a few people asked if I knew a few different people who claimed to be 'apprentices' or 'students' of mine.
While I know I have inspired and empowered many along their own herbal and spiritual paths, I have no apprentices, students (or acolytes, or subjugated minions, for that matter).
Anyone who claims to a student or apprentice is not being completely honest with you.
Feeling a bit isolated? Having a hard time
finding things to help feed your spiritual side?
Desperately Seeking Serenity is a page listing some sources for books, music and more.
Check it out for a listing of catalogs and newsletters. Got suggestions for listings? Drop
us a line and let us know, please. Knowledge is best when it's shared.
As always, I'm grateful to the many folks
who help keep Hill Woman grounded and growing;
the family and friends, the helpers both hired and volunteer.
I count such fine companions and co-conspirators as treasure.
Special thanks are due to each and every one of you who visits this site or reads my
brochure and accords me the honor and pleasure of serving you. Your encouragement,
kindness, and continuing support mean more to me than you will ever know. And to
those who've visited, used, and complimented this site, the Computer & Incense Troll
thanks you from the rubbly bottom of his black little heart.
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