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www. LovellChronicle.com December 2, 2010 I The Lovell Chronicle I 15 Get Growing with Gary Emmett I I • I don't know if I ever remember having this much snow at Thanksgiving time. What a welcome sight. I just wish that it didn't have to be so cold. And no, I didn't get every- thing done that I wanted to do around the yard, but hopefully everything will be fine come spring. Not having to deal with this much snow so early in the winter season usually al- lowed us to go to the mountains to cut down a Christmas tree. That usually happens Thanksgiving weekend; but not this year so far. We are still wondering what to do. I did stop at the Forest Service office to inquire about tree permits and requirements this year. I was glad to hear that there were no changes from the year before. But there are still some important things to know be- fore you begin to traipse all over the moun- tain in search of the perfect tree. Douglas Fir - This is a very common tree scattered throughout the Big Horn Mountains. A Douglas fir is fast growing and is very cold hardy and will keep its needles for a long time after being cut. It is light green in color and very open in its branching. Sub-Alpine Fir - This is one of my fa- vorite trees. It has a more narrow habit, nee- dies are shorter and stubbier. The branches have a more layered style to them and are very stiff. This tree will offer a lot of height but not a lot of width. This tree is perfect for smaller spaces and rooms with high ceilings and also for hanging long dangling orna- ments. Lodgepole Pine - This tree has longer needles that are in clusters. You can usual- ly find a tree with pine cones still attached. Pines will have open branching that is great for larger ornaments. However, I don't find that this tree offers a lot of fragrance to enjoy. Be careful; this tree can become very sappy. You might find some of your lights and orna- ments stuck to the needles and branches. Now there are some trees that you can purchase at tree lots and at big stores if you don't want to go and cut your own. Be careful of these trees. Some have been cut for over a month. Don't be surprised when you open up the tree that you will find a large pile of loose needles on your floor. Most of these needles come from the tree being shaped and sheered prior to cutting from the plantation forests. Grand Fir - This is one of the most fra- grant fir trees that is grown for Christmas decorating. It usually offers a perfect conical shape, with tight layered branches. Its nee- dies are longer and have a high glossy look to them. A wonderful tree to fill your home with. Noble Fir - This tree offers some of the stiffest branches of all of the commercial trees grown for the holidays. Needles rarely drop, even if the tree dries out. The stiff branches are great for holding large ornaments. A no- ble tree offers a traditional majestic shape and look to its stature. There are some very important tasks that should be followed to help ensure a fresh cut Christmas tree stays just that: FRESH. Just prior to placing the tree in its stand and setting up in the house, make a fresh cut on the trunk of the tree. The most important thing to do for your tree is to water it. Make sure that your tree has plenty of water and that you put it in water as quickly as you can. A tree can drink over a gallon of water in the first 24 hours. Check the water availability daily, actually a couple of times a day at first. A tree will seal itself off if not given enough water and will then dry out prematurely. Plain water is still the best solution. You don't need to add anything to the water; just make sure that there is plenty of water for the tree to drink. If there is a ceiling fan overhead, or a heat register nearby, reduce the air move- ment around the tree. This will help pre- vent premature drying out of the needles. And don't place your tree close to a wood-burning stove, open fireplace, or near. your entertainment systems. Excess heat will dry your tree out very quickly. And you don't want any unwanted sap dripping onto the TV. If you do go to the mountains to get your own fresh tree, be sure to dress warm and wear boots and gloves. Be safe. By follow- ing these simple steps, you should be able to enjoy a fresh wonderful Christmas tree throughout the whole holiday season. And as an afterthought, did you know that this year's Christmas tree that is placed The Powell Valley Ge- This is the annual hol- to exchange. Beverage and nealogical Club will meet iday potluck and gift ex- tableware will be provided. at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. change. Members, past For information, call 2, downstairs at The Rockyand present, are invited to Glenda Bell at (307) 754- Mountain Manor,140 North bring food to share plus a2812. Cheyenne, Powell. wrapped, inexpensive gift Commercial red meat were slaughtered in Wyo- was up 43 percent from Oc- production in Wyoming ming during October, downtober 2009. Average live during October 2010 to- 100 head compared to the weight of hogs slaughtered taled 200,000 pounds, ac- number slaughtered a yearwas 249 pounds, down 10 cording to Heather DePra ago and three hundred less pounds from the previous with the Wyoming Field head than last month. To-month. Office of United States De- tal live weight was 331,000 Less than one hundred partment of Agriculture pounds, down 18 percent sheep and lambs were pro- National Agricultural Sta- from the previous October. cessed in October, down tistics Service. This was 86 Average live weight of cat- 100 head from the same percent of October2009 and tle slaughtered was 1,280time last year and down 300,000 pounds lower than pounds, up 54 pounds from200 head from last month. last month's production, last month. Commercial red meat Commercial red meat pro- A total of 100 commer-production for the United duction includes total beef, cial hogs were processed,States totaled 4.27 billion veal, port, lamb and mut- equal to October 9f last pounds in October, down 3 ton but excludes animals year, but 400 head less percent from the 4.39 bil- slaughtered on farm. than last month. Total live lion pounds produced in Oc- Three hundred cattle weight, at 30,000 pounds,tober 2009. get your copy of at the courtesy counter of Red Apple or have it delivered via USPS with a in front of the United States Capital build- ing in Washington D.C. is a Wyoming tree? year-long subscription Take pride in Wyoming's gift to the nation, by calling 548-2217 Happy Holidays. II ...... .... I from the Lovell High School Boys g( bar ! I Basketball Team t0everyone Who ,. Treat3 feet to a new pair of I supported us during our recent • 1lIP sh for the holidays! I free-throw fundraiser. 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YELLOWSTONE AVE., SUIT, 9 * COl}Y, ~ l Acupuncturist www.borgstrand.com To schedule an appointment please call 307-587-5131 Prime Rib Steak Oscar Prime Rib Ribeye Steak w/Gorganzola butter Sunda S Eggs Benedict Ribeye Steak and Eggs Cowry - 54 2990 7 am - 8 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7am-2pm free hoU I~ ,i i'ANDARD NEWSPAPERS "" "" We will publish your display ad in all three Big Horn County newspapers for one low price. However, all advertisements that will be published in all thee newspapers MUST meet the Basin and Greybull deadline of MONDAY at 5 p.m. 1 Lifeguard Em and Class offered by the Lovell Recreation District Pre-swim test will be atthe pool on Sat., Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. After, applicants will be given an employment application and a class schedule. (Class will be held Dec. 22 and 27-29). Must be 15 years of age. Cost of lifeguard class is 100. Upon successful completion of class course AND hiring by the Lovell Recreation District, a *75 hiring bonus will be paid. (Class instruction is 32 hours and includes CPR and 1 st Aid Training). 6-7 pm, Thursday, Dec. 2 in the Multi-purpose room After some holiday music we will be writing names on the ribbons for the big Christmas tree downtown. Cancer Patients, Caregivers, ~ :.~X~i :~.~o,-,, :4vi~,,;:~r~-~ Family Members, Survivors, ~ NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER Everyone is welcome. 548-5200 * 1115 Lane 12 .......... Lovell, VVY 82431 Lunch Buffet $699 Tues. - Fri. 11 am - 2:30 pm Sat. & Sun. 11 am - 4 pm Dinner Buffet $950 Tues. - Fri. 4:30 - 9 pm Sat & Sun. 4 - 9 pm 151 E. Coulter, Powell, 754-7924 Open Tues. - Sun. iiilZ i; ..... 11 am-gpm :ii!i!iiiiil;i~!: Carry-Out Available ~!~ ~ Powell Office Supply 265 N. Bent p.o. Box 230 Powell, WY 82435 307-754-41 54 Wednesday is Double Print Day -- 2nd set is free! SUNLIGHT 101N. Bent One hour fil PHOToGRAPHICS 754-5731 Thursday, December 2 Trombone Christmas Concert, Greybull Auditorium, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4 Children's Creative Christmas, 9 - il a.m. New Horizons Care Center multi-purpose room and Pod 4. Sunday, December 5 Come Let UsAdore Him through music of Christmas, Lovell Bible Church, 6 p.m. BHC School Distdct No. t Board, 2nd Thursday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2rid Monday, board room, 7 p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2rid Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Cowley Riding Club, 3rdMonday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pm Lovell Library Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 2nd Thursday, Big Horn Federal, 7 p.m., 548-6192. .Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2rid Wednesday, Big Hum Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. Narcotics Anonomous, Mondays at Big Hum Federal at 7 p.m., contact Permillia, 272-8384. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2rid Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m., North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppers Quilt Club, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Mayes Fabric, 406-788- 9689. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church base- ment in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m., lodge meeting 7:30 p.m. V~DOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m to4 pro. Call the Lovell Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. Sponsored by :1