July 2018 Newsletter

The Dog Days Of Summer

It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do…

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July Facts & The Mystery of the Full Buck Moon

  • July was named by the Roman Senate in honour of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis.
  • Traditionally, we have called July’s full Moon the “Full Buck Moon.” This name comes from our Indigenous and Colonial past when the Moon was used to track the seasons. Bucks are growing new antlers at this time. July’s Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

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Thank-you Mulmur!  Our Hottest Mulmur Day…Ever!

Saturday June 30

What a sweaty great day!  The humidex had it feeling like 45 but the breeze was steady!

Thanks to everyone for braving the heat and putting on the second annual Mulmur Day!  The Mulmur Community Events Team were up very early getting things ready, and it couldn’t have been better!  A fantastic pig roast made for excellent pork sandwiches and salads.  The fire department kept the beer safe on ice, and strawberries and whipped cream topped everything off.  It was great to see everyone out and look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

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Better in Mulmur Farmers’ Market Special Event

Sunday July 8th – 1pm

The Better In Mulmur Farmers’ Market would like to say thank you to our customers by serving strawberry shortcake on Sunday 08 Jul from 1 pm until we run short of cake!

Whipped cream from the girls at Miller’s Dairy, Strawberries from Maple Grove Farm, and shortcake from Franca’s Home Baked Goods, (one of our vendors). She will also have some to sell if you don’t feel like baking your own. It also freezes well.

We will have chalk and old matchbox trucks and cars for the children to race down the hill. There are lots of picnic tables to sit and enjoy some food and the scenery…so come on out for some Sunday afternoon social time. Just another reason why it’s Better In Mulmur!

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Sultry Singers For A Steamy Summer…At Mrs. Mitchell’s

Mrs. Mitchell’s Dinner Concert Series Continues July 13th and 20th, 2018

Once again, for your enjoyment, we have two back-to-back weekends of hot entertainment from some cool cats, featuring two of our favourite regular performers. As always, our main music man Tyler Yarema sets the perfect tone for both these shows with his versatile piano accompaniment and backing vocals.

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Janice Hagan – Friday July 13th, 2018
Songstress Janice Hagan returns next Friday night with her sultry renditions of some our favourite songs from jazz, big band, cabaret and show tunes. Popular hits like Whatever Lola Wants, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Let’s Fall in Love, Makin’ Whoopie and September Song, delivered by Janice’s throaty alto voice will leave you steamy under the collar! Call today to book your table for Janice Hagan on July 13th.

Chuck Jackson – Friday July 20th, 2018
This homegrown talent has achieved widespread notoriety and played with some of the biggest names in blues. He’s received acclaim both in his own right and as front man for Downchild Blues Band. Chuck returns to the Mrs. Mitchell’s stage on Friday July 20th to regale you with stories from the road and entertain you with his powerful vocals and grooving blues harmonica. Come for a foot-stomping good time with Chuck Jackson!

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Your evening includes an engaging performance and a four-course meal of soup, salad, entrée and dessert for just $65 per person*. There’s no better deal in town!

Janice Hagan and Tyler Yarema
Date: Friday July 13th, 2018
Time: 7pm seating for 7:30 show start
Tickets: $65* for dinner and concert

Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema
Date: Friday July 20th, 2018
Time: 7pm seating for 7:30 show start
Tickets: $65* for dinner and concert

Call Mrs. Mitchell’s today at 519-925-3627 and reserve your table.

*Tax and gratuity not included in ticket price.

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The Spectacular Honeywood Beef BBQ!!

July 21, 2018 53rd Annual Honeywood Beef BBQ at Honeywood Arena. 

Dinner will be served from 5 pm – 7:30 pm. Adults are $20, children 12 and under are $9 and children 5 and under are free.

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Special Event – Permaculture Design Course

Terra Kula www.terrakula.org

We are hosting an upcoming event in Mulmur that is shaping up to be quite exciting.  It’s a Permaculture Design Course led by a world class instructor from Vermont who is quite experienced and connected in the Permaculture world.  He’s coming up to lead it here with some local guest experts as well.

World-Class Lead Instructor
Mark Krawczyk lives & breathes permaculture: he has taught over two dozen PDC courses, taught & studied with some of the Permaculture greats, including Ben Falk, built his homestead over the last 5 years &  is currently writing a book with Dave Jacke.
Special Expert Guest Instructors From the Area
Propagation & Edible Landscapes; Herbalism; Wilderness Living
Meals Included
Catered each day
Camping On-Site Included
Optional camp site, if desired
Certificate in Permaculture Design (PDC)
Meets the 72-hour requirement
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In Search Of….

We have someone looking for a bungalow to rent fulltime for a number of years, in or near Mulmur.  We would like to have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, basement and a 2 car garage.

If you know of anyone or have any leads, please send information to…

Mulmur Places To Rent

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The Wonderful World of Woodfield Farm

Christmas In July

The turkeys are here and growing and wondering whose table they will be on for the Thanksgiving feast. If you are interested in reserving a turkey or a duck, please let us know and we will  make sure you have one thing off of your future list.

There are still a few spots left for the cheese making course on July 10th, at the farm. If you are interested in attending send a note to Saskia, the cheese maker, at info@justsaycheese.ca to get details and sign up.

We have pigs ready to go to market and will be available in whole, half or quarters, for the freezer. Our pigs are heritage breeds and raised outdoors in a forest setting where they roam and root and are able to exhibit the natural instinctual behaviours  of a pig. The taste tells the tail.

If chickens are your favourite grill meat, our first batches of pastured chickens are here and available in whole roasters or as cuts.

The heat is full on but it’s cool in the farm store. We have fresh baking, Thursday through Sunday. If your craving a spinach bacon and cheese hand pie, come by for a quick snack to go. We are also serving up delicious locally roasted coffee. Raisin scones, chocolate chip or oatmeal walnut raisin cookies are part of the Friday line-up. Saturdays include cinnamon buns, fruit loaf, home made sausage rolls and freshly baked berry pies, perfect for one or two (if you want to share).

AND….If you haven’t got time to make jam, we have made it for you.  Choose from strawberry rhubarb or if you are feeling adventurous, carrot cardamom…..YUM!!!

See you at the farm store!
This is how pigs photo bomb….

This is how turkeys photo bomb….

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Save The Date!  The Authors Are Coming – August 19th



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The World Famous North of 89 Studio Tour 2018!

North of 89 Studio Tour 2018

This year on two weekends!  September 15/16 and September 22/23
10am to 5pm daily

Free guided tour in the beautiful hills of Mulmur.  Visit 4 studios featuring 18 unique artists:  painters, potters, jewellers and more.

For more information and map visit   www.northof89.ca

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Where In Mulmur?

A beautiful old map of Mulmur and settlement descriptions.  Hard to believe long ago many of our settlement areas were thriving centres of commerce, but it’s great to still see the tradition of quality craftsmanship still lives on in our local businesses.

HONEYWOOD:

A thriving post settlement in Dufferin County, Ontario, 1 mile from Shelburne, on the C P.R. It contains 2 churches (Methodist and English). 2 stores, 1 carriage factory, blacksmith and shoe shops, public library, and is situated in a rich farming district. Pop. 135  ...from Lovell’s 1906 Canada Gazetteer

PRIMROSE:

A post village in Dufferin County, Ontario, 5 miles from Shelburne, on the C.P.R. (Toronto, Orangeville & Owen Sound branch). 12 miles from Orangeville Jct. It contains 2 churches (Episcopal and Methodist), 1 store, 1 hotel, 1 flour mill and 1 telegraph office. Pop. 40  …from Lovell’s 1906 Canada 

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

Send to:  jeanette@dufferincountygoods.com

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Caught On The #MulmurCam

Hooked On A Feeling…

And as they say…”the big one got away”, either that or people have really big hands in Mulmur.
These are images from our Pine River Derby on Mulmur Day


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Friends of Mulmur

Down The Road and Around The Corner…

CREEMORE.

Creemore Valley Classics Car Show

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The beautiful buildings and tree-lined main street of Creemore provides the perfect backdrop for a classic car show. This year enjoy a battle of the brands.

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Do You Love Local?  Enjoy Our Farmers’ Market Every Sunday 12:Noon to 4pm at the Dufferin County Museum.

Give a honk, a wave, or share a smile!  See you in the hills!

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