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The Green Settlers of Lanark County

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Kathy Bradford Would that be Bert Hazelwood??

Mr. Wm. Edwards in his stories “Rustic Jottings from the Bush” tells some humorous stories of the experiences of green settlers in the early days. He tells one story about the first attempt of his father, John Edwards, to make maple sugar. Mr. Edwards had some fine maples on his farm and being told about the value of the maple for the making of sugar, decided to try sugar making.

Unfortunately he had never studied the effects of evaporation and thought the boiling process would be helped by keeping the kettles closely covered. Day after day he boiled away and expected the sugar to boil at the bottom of the kettles. Evaporation was partially secured by the steam raising the covers of the kettles and then contents grew gradually sweeter. Fresh sap was constantly supplied and though the sugar was looked for but no sugar appeared.

It never occurred to the poor fellow that to get sugar he must cease putting in sap and boil all down to a certain consistency. Business brought a member of the family forty miles from home when he witnessed the operation and the mystery was solved. On his return sugar was soon produced and the family luxuriated on the delicious product of the mania and thanked God for planting in the wilderness a tree so useful, living or dead.

Our boiling friend acquired such intense admiration for the maple that he vowed an axe would never touch them. A giant crop of these maples grew where he intended to clear for crop. All other kinds of trees were removed and the corn and potatoes planted beneath the sturdy sugar maples. Alas the ample foliage of their wide spread limbs so shaded and dwarfed the growing crops beneath that the luckless settler became convinced the same ground could not yield at the same time two such crops.

With feelings lacerated in a twofold sense the beloved maples were cut down and in their falling so smashed the corn and potatoes that little of either was harvested and thus his first season was to a great measure lost.

The next season Mr. Edwards put well away with a new crop in the fully cleared land, but later came once more to grief. At the far side of the newly cleared field was a thick bush. He looked to that bush for protection for his crop and did not put any fence on that side.

A bush will keep off sun. but will not keep out cattle. In July a large flock of neighbours’ cattle came through the bush invaded the unfenced clearing and the result can be guessed. The following morning presented a sight of desolation painful to be seen. That summer a fence was built and the following year a crop was tailed without interference.

Did you know we once had black corn growing here?

One of the first persons in Carleton Place to raise “Black Corn” was James Cavers who lived on High Street in the house once owned and occupied by Cecil Henderson. So what is black corn?

Although Black Aztec corn is drought tolerant, supplemental watering is important to ensure a healthy, mature crop. It will grow in dry conditions, but cobs will be small with small, hard kernels

Black Aztec is an heirloom corn variety recognized for its mature deep-purple to black kernels. This corn is best enjoyed fresh when it is young and still white. When ground, the mature dark kernels produce a coloured cornmeal useful in cooking. Black Aztec corn grows best in temperate climates with moderate to high amounts of rainfall.

James Cavers Geneology

James Cavers, Manufacturer

James Howard Cavers
SPOUSE: Anne O’Connor
DEATH: 16 Nov 1957 – Carleton Place

How Did Settlers Make Their Lime?

Mothell Parish familes that are in the 1816-1822 1816 – 1824 Beckwith Settlers Names

One of the First Settlers of Drumond from the Massacre at Culloden

Shades of Outlander in Carleton Place–John McPherson–Jacobite

Home Economic Winners Lanark County Names Names Names– Drummond Centre

Memories of When the Devil Visited Drummond Township

Innisville Crime — Elwood Ireton of Drummond Centre

Drummond Centre United Church — and The Ireton Brothers 38 Year Reunion–Names Names Names

How Do You End Being a Popcorn Farmer? — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

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That’s right farming popcorn. Call me stupid– but you could have fooled me!
The telltale tassels are the giveaway; tassels on sweet corn and field corn stand upright at attention. But popcorn plants are noticeably different — they have floppier tassels.

But since that’s just a superficial variation, in order to get a deeper look at the differences between farming corn and popcorn we asked Lanark County farmers Brent Fetterly and Janice Tulloch from Diamondbrook Farm about common popcorn stories and misconceptions: like whether, for instance, on a hot day a popcorn field would just start exploding. They laughed and said no.
But after doing some research, apparently that has happened — at least sort of. In 2010 in Kentucky, a popcorn farmer’s crop burst through its kernels, which had formed at very high temperatures and then filled with water, causing the rupture.

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That said, popcorn typically pops after being dried; the heated kernels retain a modicum of moisture that turns to steam, expanding corn into the pop zone.

Kernels that don’t pop? At least among in-the-know popcorn farmers, they’re called spinsters or old maids. Somewhere in the middle are parchies, the nickname for kernels that as much as triple in size without popping. Wow… Just Wow… You need to come to the Carleton Place farmer’s Market to see it for yourself.

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Diamondbrook Farm is located at Prestonvale, between Ferguson’s Falls and Balderson. A part of the farm is dedicated to grain crops, but we specialize in apples, sweet corn and a variety of squash They have Apples , squash and popcorn are available at the farm .  DUE TO A LATE MAY FROST THEY WILL NOT HAVE APPLES AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. There were a few last week however at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market.

Brent Fetterly and Janice Tulloch

Email address: 

diamondbrook@hotmail.com

Location: 

1251 Prestonvale Rd Lanark

“Shop The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market —- Because there is no place like home!”

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St.
Carleton Place, Ontario
 
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 am

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What the Heck is International Butter?

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Last week Gwen Thirlwall from the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market handed me some Foodland Ontario pamphlets.  One had a recipe for Grilled Corn with International Butters. So what kind of butter is that? It sounded “rightly delish” to serve with our local Lanark corn. The last time I heard the words International Butter was in the movie Bride Wars.

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Time – Phrase
00:48:13 She’s trying to make me fat so I can’t fit into my dress!

00:48:16 What is that? What is that?

00:48:25 The International Butter Club?

00:48:27 You mean, you’ve actually been sitting around…

00:48:29 eating sticks of butter from different lands?

So what was this strange recipe that used Intentional Butter I asked myself.

Grilled Corn with International Butters

Grilled Corn with International Butters

Recipe Tags:

Grilling Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 cobs Ontario Sweet Corn
  • International Butters (recipes follow)

Preparation

Carefully peel back husks on each ear of corn but do not detach. Remove and discard silk. Pull husks back up around corn; tie snugly at the top with heavy kitchen string. Soak cobs in cold water 20 minutes. Drain.

Grill covered over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, until husks are blackened in spots. Cut off string and remove husks. Serve with International Butters.

Mexican Lime Coriander Butter:

In small bowl, beat together 1/2 cup (125 mL) softened butter, 3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh lime juice, 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Coriander, a pincheach of salt and pepper.
Makes: About 2/3 cup (150 mL)

South American Chimichurri Butter:

In small bowl, beat together 1/2 cup (125 mL) softened butter, 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Coriander, 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Parsley, 1 tbsp (15 mL) red wine vinegar, 1 clove minced Ontario Garlic, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) crushed red pepper flakes, a pinch each of dried oregano leaves, salt and pepper.
Makes: About 2/3 cup (150 mL)

Caribbean Butter:

In small bowl, beat together 1/2 cup (125 mL) softened butter and 1 tbsp (15 mL) Jerk Seasoning Paste.
Makes: About 1/2 cup (125 mL)

Nutrients per serving

1 serving (1 cob):

  • Protein: 5 g
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrate: 26 g
  • Calories: 124
  • Fibre: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg

Mexican lime cilantro butter:

1 serving (1 tbsp/15 mL):

  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.5 g
  • Calories: 83
  • Fibre: 0 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg

South American Chimichurri Butter:

1 serving (1 tbsp/15 mL):

  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Calories: 82
  • Fibre: 0 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg

Caribbean Butter:

1 serving (1 tbsp/15 mL):

  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Calories: 100
  • Fibre: 0 g
  • Sodium: 440 mg

Remember eat your vegetables today- tomorrow the world!

“Shop The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market —- Because there is no place like home!”

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St.
Carleton Place, Ontario
 
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 am

Remember eat your vegetables today- tomorrow the world!

“Shop The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market —- Because there is no place like home!”

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St.
Carleton Place, Ontario
 
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 am

How Big is Your Head— of CABBAGE? — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Take the Pickle Challenge at The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

May Proulx for President of your Next Tea Party!– Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Waratah Downs Doesn’t Sell Cheeseburgers in Paradise! — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

You Don’t Need to Go By the Pool to Get Dip — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Holy Cannoli Macaroni! From Italy With Love at The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Grandma Garrett is on Fire at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

The Secret Ingredient is Always Cheese — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Did I See your Mum Knitting at The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market?

Did You See the Blue Heron at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market?

Wonder Woman lives at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Why Shop at Farmers’ Markets and Remember Tupperware?

The Secret Lives of Pets – Tail Wagger Threads Now at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

The Big Buzz at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market — Get Bee-autiful!

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market Re-Invents the McGriddle

Are You Stuck in a Vegetable Rut? The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Before and After Swagger Snacks from The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

It’s Strawberry Time at The Farmer’s Market

A Fiesta in the Strawberry Patch at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Baby, I’m a Wantin’ Some Brown Dog Bakery — Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

A Fiesta in the Strawberry Patch at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Visit the Drama Free Zone Wall at The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Where to Go When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb — Two Fields Over at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Put Your Chutney Where Your Mouth Is! — Carleton Place Farmers Market

Missy Moo’s Magical Hand Cream – Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place