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September 3, 2014 The Julian News 3 * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning andLacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 PO Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 WE-8690A License #945348 NOW Open at 5am WEEKDAYS Chamber of Commerce by Patti Thornburgh busy season in Julian is upon us. With a very successful Starfest over, we are now geared up for the Julian Grape Stomp Festa on Saturday, September 6 at Menghini Winery. If that's not enough entertainment for the weekend, the Julian Lions Club will be holding their annual Horseshoe Tournament at Frank Lane Park on Sunday, September 7. Still not enough to do? How about visiting some orchards and doi' g .some.aplatO and pear,picking? Yes, it's that-4ime-of year already! Apple StarrOrchards (1020 Julian Orchards Drive), O'Delrs Pear Oi 6hard ('1095 Julian Ur hard Bt'i'C'e), and VOlc"arffViewApple Farm (1284 Julian Orchards Drive) are all open for picking now. MJ Ranch will be open on Sunday, September 7 by appointment only ((760) 604-3070). Still want more? ,Don't forget to stop by and see the Doves and Desperadoes Show on Sunday! This wonderful group performs three "Wild,West" shows each Sunday (weather permitting). Show times are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. You never know what will happen when the Doves and Desperadoes come to town. The shows are free and are located in the side parking lot next to the Julian Market and Dell (2202 Main Street). Of course, there's always shopping to do, carriage rides to take, mines to tour, wolves to visit, historic-sites to see, the museum to browse through, trails to be hiked, pies, wine, beer and cider to be tasted, dining out and so much more to do in Julian. It's not just for visitors, it's for EVERYONE. After all, it's our hometown. Don't miss out on the fun this weekend; get out and experience Julian. Over The Summer A Lot Happened With Warner Springs Future Farmers of America To start off the summer, the Warner Springs new FFA chapter officers went ontheir first officer retreat with their agriculture advisor/teacher, Mrs. Cozens. Dur!ng the officer retreat the officers learned how to work together as a team in order to prepare for the upcoming year. They discussed the duties and responsibilities that they would have to meet in order to fulfill Julian Arts Guild Artist Of The Month: Mike Holder Mike Holder is Artist of the Month at the Julian Library for the month of September. A resident of Borrego Springs, Mike worked in advertising in the fashion and product industries for most of his career, using his photography skills to enhance copy, but throughout he retained a love for the outdoors. After retirement he put those two loves together then struck off in a new direction, using his photo collection to work with wood. As a pyrographer, Mike creates one- of-a-kind images burned onto Baltic Birch...but one medium was not enough to contain his creativity and about three years ago he added other media to his repertoire. "1 started creating the same kind of images on recycled rag, watercolor paper," Mike writes. I was introduced to ink dyes commonly used to paint gourds at a gourd festival. Then t thought if they could color gourds with this ink I should be able to use them on wood. I began coloring my woodwork bringing exciting, vivid colors into my images. When used on paper or wood these inks open a new door to create fine art in an entirely new way." As a member of the Borrego Springs Art'Guild, Mike has displayed his creations over the last few years at the Borrego Art Institute. Recently he was approached by the manufacturer of the inks he uses to help them introduce their product to the fine art market. Mike Holder will also give a demonstration of his techniques on September 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Julian Library Community Room. This event, sponsored by the Julian Arts Guild, is free and open to the public. their responsibilities as the new chapter officer team. They prepared and scheduled all the FFA activities for this upcoming school year. Ill 24 Hour .o., .,.,,_, :GASCheck- Although the FFA officer retreat was a huge part of the summer, it was not all of it. Every year a few students enter in the Ramona fair with their animals that they have raised. Before the fair began, the students got together to prepare their animals for show, they decorated the pig and goat barns, and prepared for the auction. This year there were three types of animals that were raised and shown by Warner Springs FFA; swine, meat goats, and dairy goats. These students gave it all they had and at the end ended up taking home prized ribbons for their excellent showmanship and their outstanding market animals that they had to offer. They had a great time as they worked hard, laughed, and played. Thank you to all of our buyers and supporters during the fair and auctions. Warner Springs FFA is in for an interesting new school .year, packed with many activities and events such as; officer meetings, fundraisers, FFA field days/ competitions, and much, much, more! We hope that everyone will be anxious to see what Warner springs FFA has to offer and show for this year. Also, the officer team is prepared to show continued on page ll ckcountry Gardener m] u, l Fun With Yard Art One of the best things about having a yard is turning it into a piece of art that looks beautiful and reflects who you are. This can be done with little money and lots of fun. One of the easiest and most enjoyable forms of yard art is the birdbath. The cute factor of birds splashing delightfully in a couple of ihches of water is off the Richter scale. Almost any form of large, shallow ceramic or fired clay bowl without holes in the bottom can be used. Just be sure to place your birdbath well up off the ground so bathing birds will be safe from preyl If you have an irrigation watering system, you can feed a small tube up over the lip of the birdbath bowl. You can place fiat rocks over the tube along the edge of the bowl to hold it in place and provide a perch for your fine feathered friends. It is important that the birdbath water be renewed every day or two to prevent the growth of bacteria and mosquitoes Also be sure to scrub the birdbath out with a brush and plain water I eriodically and let it dry, to remove algae and insect eggs. It's important to keep the water level at 2 inches or less so young birds can stand in the'water while bathing. It is nice to have a nearby tree for perching, but be sure that birds have enough room to easily fly up away from the birdbath to escape predators. Ceramic lamp base in birdbath A fun yard art project for those who enjoy decorative painting is to buy a caste cement figurine and paint it with acrylic paints. A wide variety of mythical, geometric and animal figures are often available at plant nurseries and roadside stands. Cast figurines can be found at many plant nurseries and are sometimes sold by local artists who design and caste their own. Inexpensive acrylic paints for decorating these cement figures can be bought in a wide array of premixed colors in small 2 oz. bottles at craft stores. This way you can easily pick out a variety of colors that will enhance your piece of art. Acrylic paint will bond with the cement and look like new for many years out in the weather. If you buy a larger caste cement piece to decorate, you may even want to throw an "art party" and let your friends help with the painting. Just be sure to have an array of small inexpensive paintbrushes on hand for painting details. Theme parties such as this can be lots of fun for everyone. Add colorful paint to cement figurmes continued onpage 5 e me finger paint a fall scene | Thursday, 4, e:5o pm at the