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Erin, originally

from Lunen-
burg, now
lives in Cherry
Hill. Shes been
working at the
bakery for three
years.When
asked what she
likes best about
it. she says its
her boss, Gael.
Shes kind, generous and treats you like a person,
not just an employee. Every year, Gael gives the
entire staf a special present. Last Christmas she
gave everyone down-flled pillows, and when
its your birthday, she commissions an original
portrait by a local artist. She gives great presents,
but thats not the reason I like her, says Erin, who
also loves the silly bakery traditions, I love that
there are so many funny names for rooms and
places within the bakery. (the dungeon, the bird
room, the summer kitchen, the Friendly Giant
room, the hole...) When we communicate with
each other and refer to these rooms, I ofen notice
funny looks on customers faces. Rebecca Roher
O
h my! Tanks to
everyone who has
contributed to the
West Dublin Monitor, read it,
shared it with a friend. Tank
you. Every issue we say, Tis
is the best issue ever! Yet
when we look back, we can't
pick a favourite. Tis is the
best issue ever, so are all the
other ones, and you're the
best too. Shout outs to the
roads, trails and waters that
connect us, our networks of
sustenance and
opportunity.
Wow geez! We
are grateful
and appreciate
it. JR+RR
Te sea has long been a
source of sustenance for the
people of West Dublin and
all of Nova Scotia.
Te Mi'kmaq introduced
European settlers to the
local species of crow's feet
or salicornia. Also known
as sea asparagus, herbe de
Saint-Pierre or samphire,
the savoury culinary
herb grows along our
coastlines and is currently
available from Hill Top
Farm Saturdays at the West
Dublin Market or at the
Tursday/Friday farmstand
next to the Petite Rivire
Fire Hall. It's also known as
glasswort, for its use as soda
ash in Victorian glass and
soap making.
Whatever you call them,
the naturally salty and
nutritious vegetable can be
snapped from their stems
and eaten raw in salad or
steamed to get the wood
out and served like spinach
or chard
with lots of
butter or
oil, with no
need to add
further
sodium.
Enjoyed
around
the world,
salicornia is
especially beloved
in this province.
Te green is in
season from
mid-July through
late August and
this local edible
is worth a try or
two.
VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2 AUGUST 2014 Uniting the South Shore LaHave River Communities
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Art Jam took over the
new Lunenburg County
Lifestyle Centre Margaret
Hennigar Public Library
for three weeks of day
camps this summer. Youth
5-17 made sketchbooks,
paintings, narrative comics
and giant puppets under
the guidance of artist
Rebecca Roher, culminating
in weekly art shows
for family and friends.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP
RIGHT: Librarian and Life
Guard puppets; a duck; a
collaborative comic.
Good Day to the Editor,
I would like to submit this picture of John Crof
standing beside Kelly Kale so you can see how tall it
is. Kelly was sprouted in the spring of 2013, lived in the
garden in the summer, in the house all winter and then
back to the garden in 2014. Kelly even stood tall when
Hurricane Arthur blew through the garden.
Tank You,
Deborah Crof, BridgewaterPhotoClub.ca
I started drawing when I
was in my teens. I like to
draw. It's relaxing and if I
can't get it the way I want,
I'll take a break, go back and
try again later.
Tis is a lighthouse
somewhere on the coast.
Sarah and Tim want Jim
nearby. Jim has to radio for
a Coast Guard helicopter
to come out and pick him
up. He has to go back to the
mainland to get supplies
before the storm hits.
Jim also has to see Rob.
Jim will be buying a few
head of cattle from him.
Ralph, the neighbour past
Rob's, about a half mile
down the road, has sheep
and goats.
A year ago, Ralph fell of
his house roof and broke his
leg. Jim made arrangements
for his two sons to fy of out
and run the farm for Ralph.
Jim will not have to pay
for the sheep and goats in
exchange for his son's help.
Jim hopes that Ralph
will still be able to take all
the livestock on his barge
down the coast. Jim has 72
hours. He has to get all this
done and back out to the
lighthouse before the storm.
Rosalie Harmon
Te Lighthouse Story
MOON PHASE
Lake centre.
Dead silence.
Lightly,
I see what was
the moon.
I see the black
space in black space
and ft myself
into a new parable.
Nervously, old
habits dry
of beyond the treeline.
Evenings had
been stretching
long
to an almost
invisible purple.
All through
a season I had
danced in vapour,
passed abbreviated nights
under a klieg.
And now witness,
am witness
with inclement toes.
Andrew Patterson
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MUSIC Lunenburg Folk Harbour
Festival: Aug 710
MUSIC Pennybrook Festival
Summer Concerts: Aug 9- Craig
Werth, Aug 23 PENNYBROOK
FESTIVAL. PennybrookFestival.ca
MUSIC Te Oven Ol Miner
Diner: Live music nightly, Tues to
Sun until 11pm
MARKET West Dublin Market:
West Dublin Hall, 10 Huey Lake
Rd. Every Sat except the 3rd of the
month through Nov 1, 9am1pm.
PORT MEDWAY Market: Sat,
9am-1pm. Yoga: Mon, 6:15-7pm,
by donation. 1615 Medway Rd,
Port Medway.
FOOD Petite Riviere Fire
Department Clam Dig: Aug 9 at
the Firehall. Register 11:30am
12:30pm. Dig 1pm3pm. $10 /
person (12 and under free) Prize
for best costume! Call 541 9311
FOOD Lunenburg Fire
Department Kitchen Party:
Musical guests the Unusual
Suspects. Drinks $4 all night,
admission $7. 9pm1am, Aug 9 at
the Lunenburg Community Centre
FOOD Lobster Roll Supper:
Aug 10, 46pm, West Side United
Church, 2702 Hwy 331, Pentz. $15/
person
Te Section
Te Stars are a lovely family of
the LaHaveand talented too!
Clockwise from the top: art by
Willow, Grace, Graydon and
Rose. Roses Cute Lil Pooches
appear throughout this issue.
Tank our lucky Stars!
I wish to share our journey with
my new neighbours on the South
Shore. My husband Craig and I
have been to the Maritimes many
times, over many years. We dreamt
and spoke of living here, retiring
here, and growing our own
food and homesteading here.
We found our homestead
in Conquerall Bank, a small
farm to grow our food and
lives. We knew that if we
were to make this signifcant
shif then we had to go
where our hearts led us... the sea.
I ofen fnd myself sitting on the
dock at the LaHave Bakery with
a warm cup of cofee letting the
breeze both cool and rejuvenate my
countenance as I rest my tired and
ofen hot limbs afer digging and
working at the house. Tis where
we head for our outings and where
we made our home.
It is indeed the sea air that lends
itself to this remarkable ability to
bring life into balance. I may write
in a dreamy and fowery way at this
point but the reality of the
experience is genuine for me.
No false imaginings here, we
know we have much to do as
we bring our old home to its
growing potential. Tis is our
choice and we are ready for it.
Bernice Lacasse-Waters
CFAs who are
here to stay
LEARNT WISDOM Beachboys
Fun & Games
Did you catch this one? I actually
had to get of the beach, when I
heard the news today. Some things
are too much, really. As the saying
goes: Two things are certain:
death and taxes. Now Harper
has apparently ordered the CRA
tax police to threaten charities
like OXFAM and churches with
loss of their tax-free status, if they
continue to work for the poor!
Wait a minute. Isn't that
the reason they exist? So, what
else would they be doing then?
Working for the rich? Help the
billionaires with second hand
clothes, so they look half decent in
court, making more millions from
their vulture funds? Soup kitchens
delivering caviar and champagne to
the villas of the stationary overfed?
Seems Harper isn't happy with
criticism of his behaviour from
these institutions. Aren't Canadians
known to be proud of their charity
groups? I can hardly contain myself
at this outrageous story.
I'm of to the beach
againsave my soul
but without a radio
this time, so I can keep
that bad Ottawa smell
far away from me. Might be time to
get out the pitch forks out.
BeachBoy @ Creative Works
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