May 2018

Chapter 5  Marvelous May

Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun!

Mulmur Fun Facts

  • Mansfield received its name from the Manse in the field.  What’s a manse you say?  A house occupied by a minister.
  • It is believed that Etienne Brule passed through this area as a coureur de bois
  • In the early 1900s is was documented that somewhere along the 5th Line there were visible mounds in a field thought to be old Indian burial grounds.
  • Near Banda bone pits have revealed pipes and other artifacts believed to have belonged to the Petun Indians.
  • First phone came to Mansfield in 1890…Perm 1906…Whitfield 1907


Mulmur Farmers’ Market Begins Again!

Sunday May 20

  • 12Noon to 4pm

Hurray for spring, sunshine and growing plants. The Better In Mulmur Farmers’ Market is starting up again on the May long weekend (20 May) from noon until 4 pm. We have some new vendors and returning vendors so we hope to see you there!


Come Meet “The Forest Whisperer” Of Mulmur Township

May 26, 10 am
Tree Identification
Little Tract, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89)

Having trouble telling the difference between ash and maple? Are the terms coniferous and deciduous a mystery to you? Join County staff to identify local native species of trees, shrubs, and a few plants on a walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Forest. Cost: $10. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants. To register, contact Caroline Mach at 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.

June 2, 10 am
Wildflower Identification

Little Tract, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89)

Are trilliums the only wildflowers you can identify? And is that only because they are the provincial flower? Join local life-long (since she was five!) terrestrial and aquatic botanist Dawn Renfrew on a leisurely walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Forest to identify spring wildflowers. Cost: $10. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants. To register, contact Caroline Mach at 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.


Come And BEE Natural

Our bee club, Bee Natural Caretakers, has a special event with a very special speaker this Sunday!


Date:  Sunday May 6th, 2018
Time:  1 – 3 pm
Where: Shelburne Public Library
Host:  Bee Natural Caretakers Community Group

Keynote Speaker:  Miriam Goldberger, Founder, Book Author and International Speaker from the Wildflower Farm

Interested in learning how you can help save the bees in your own urban yard or countryside acreage? Come join Miriam Goldberger this Sunday May 6th to talk about Wildflowers and her new book, “Taming Wildflowers’.  Miriam has been featured in the Globe & Mail, Sunset Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Dallas News, Modern Farmer and other publications.

She is THE leading expert on wildflowers.     Her new book will be available for sale and signing.

Guests: $10
Members:  Free

More information:




Mansfield Outdoor Centre is hosting Mulmur’s largest community yard sale.  Come see what has been hiding in our barn, or join us and set up your own table.  All are welcome!  The more the better!  Come meet your neighbours, buy some stuff and visit Mulmur’s best Outdoor Centre and Camp!

Saturday May 26th 
Mansfield Outdoor Centre
8am – 1pm

Household Goods, Furniture, Appliances, Tools, Clothing, Sports/ Camping gear and more

We will have activities for kids, barbecue and refreshments.

Vendor tables are available for $20

For more information email


The Great Big Pancake Breakfast!

Mulmur Community Events Committee will be hosting a “pancake breakfast” at the Mulmur Farmers’ Market at the Museum

Sunday June 3rd 

ALL YOU CAN EAT $5…so stop eating now.

ALSO….Don’t forget the  event of the year! The 2nd Annual Mulmur Day – Saturday June 30th



Request for Proposal:  Municipal Signage Branding

The Township of Mulmur is requesting quotes from interested parties, for the design and branding of municipal signage and online materials.

For more information visit our website at: or contact the Township office at 705-466-3341 x221



Opening for Spring!  Not So Hollow Farm

Saturday May 5th

Spring is finally here! And we are opening on Saturday May 5th!!! Drop by and enjoy some opening day specials on trees, shrubs and perennials!

The schedule holds two workshops in May at Not So Hollow Farm:

Spring Pruning 101
May 12th – 10:00am
Hosted by Ian Payne
Sign up here

Build a Native Bee House
May 26th – 10:00am
Hosted by Viki Reynolds
Sign up here

Follow our Youtube channel to get updates on our bluebird project complete with nest boxes decorated by local schools. Not So Hollow Farm Youtube


More Great Events Coming Soon!

An upcoming event to mark on you calendar – Authors in the Hills will be on August 19, 2018.
More details to follow at a later date.


Rosemont Hospitality Group

The Globe Restaurant – Mother’s Day Brunch & High Tea
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The Rosemont General Store – Paint Nite
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Where In Mulmur?

John Thomson’s grandfather Peter Thomson…approximately 1912 at his sawmill in Mulmur on lot 18, Conc 4 East.   The Thomson family moved to Mulmur in 1901 with his wife and 5 children, settling in the Terra Nova area. He operated a sawmill and built barns, churches and homes in Mulmur. The properties he purchased are still owned and operated by the Thomson and Somerville families.

From our friend Tom Perry…along the Pine River the old Power Generation Station.

If you have an old or interesting photo of Mulmur…please share!

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Caught On The #MulmurCam

Waiting for Jill…

Or waiting for the grass to grow….or perhaps another batch of blueberry-lemon loaf from the oven at Woodfield.


Friends of Mulmur

Down The Road and Around The Corner…

A Poem.

MUSHROOMS By Sylvia Plath

Overnight, very
Whitely, discreetly,
Very quietly

Our toes, our noses
Take hold on the loam,
Acquire the air.

Nobody sees us,
Stops us, betrays us;
The small grains make room.

Soft fists insist on
Heaving the needles,
The leafy bedding,

Even the paving.
Our hammers, our rams,
Earless and eyeless,

Perfectly voiceless,
Widen the crannies,
Shoulder through holes. We

Diet on water,
On crumbs of shadow,
Bland-mannered, asking

Little or nothing.
So many of us!
So many of us!

We are shelves, we are
Tables, we are meek,
We are edible,

Nudgers and shovers
In spite of ourselves.
Our kind multiples:

We shall by morning
Inherit the earth.
Our foot’s in the door.

 Head to the market, take a course, meet a friend for a hike, bite to eat, or check out the Barn-Yard Sale.

Lots to do!