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Tidewater Trader November 24, 2021 Page B24 “MAGIC” RECIPE FOR CHRISTMAS TREES Use this recipe for your cut Christmas trees as an aid to help them stay green and hydrated during the holiday season. 2 Cups Karo Syrup 2 Ounces Liquid Chlorine Bleach 2 Pinches of Epsom Salts 1/2 Teaspoon “Borax” 1 Teaspoon of Chelated Iron Hot Water The karo syrup, liquid Chlorine bleach, Epsom salts and “Borax” can be purchased at the supermarket. The chelated iron can be purchased from a garden shop or plant store. 1. With a saw, take your recently purchased Christmas Tree and make a fresh cut at the base of the tree trunk. Cut an inch off the base of the tree. Try to make a level cut. 2. Immediately after cutting the base off the tree mix your ingredients as listed above by filling a two gallon bucket with hot water to within one inch of the top and adding the ingredients. Stir thoroughly. 3. Immediately stand the trunk of the tree in this solution and leave it there for 24 hours. 4. Keep the remaining solution and place your tree in a tree stand that contains a well where liquids can be poured. 5.When the tree is in its final resting place use a plastic cup to pour solution from the bucket into the tree well. Fill the well. 6. Every day without exception, top-up the well of the tree stand with the solution from the two gallon bucket. You may be wondering how this “magic recipe” works. In a nutshell, the Karo Syrup provides the sugar necessary to allow the base of the tree to take up water. Up to 1.5 gallons of water can be taken up by the tree over a two- week period. Boron in the “Borax” allows the tree tomove thewater and sugar out to every branch and needles in your tree. Magnesium compounds in the Epsom Salts and iron from the Chelated Iron provide essential components for the production of chlorophyll which will keep the tree green. The bleach prevents mold from forming in your solution. Who's Cookin’ With Carla? It’s what’s on the inside that counts Bakers Lane Christmas Trees Choose & Cut Trees . Pine, Spruce & Fir White Pine Greens Available Make a Family Memory ATraditional Family Farm 8420 Bakers Lane Chestertown Maryland 21620 (first farm on right off Rt. 20) Open Sat & Sun 9:00am to 5:00pm Nov. 27 th through December 19 th Open Black Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm www.bakerslanechristmastrees.com Ted and Clay Batchelor 410-708-9135 Please observe Social Distancing Trader Bird Says © : Mashed ’taters and more! Treat Stains as Soon as Possible Sprinkle with borax and soak in cold water before laundering Baby Stains Hydrogen Peroxide then rinse with cold water Blood Rinse in cold water then use dish soap or hydrogen peroxide Chocolate Use white vinegar and cold water then color safe bleach Coffee Iron between two paper towels then spray with WD-40 and wash as usual Crayon Scrub with rubbing alcohol let air dry then pretreat with karo syrup Grass Rub with chalk then scrub with dish soap then rinse in hot water Grease Freeze with ice then scrape with knife then wash in normal cycle Gum Use rubbing alcohol or hairspray then wash in cold water Ink Scrub with white vinegar and dish washing liquid then wash in cold water Juice Scrape off excess then rub with mineral oil followed by diluted ammonia Lipstick Scrub with shampoo then baking soda & vinegar then soak in salt water Sweat Guide for Laundry StainRemoval MD Deer Firearms Hunting Season Set to Open November 27 th The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Novem- ber 27 th and runs through Saturday, December 11 th . “The two-week firearms season is our most popular season with deer hunters,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “The season traditional- ly has been a time for hunters to head to hunting camps or otherwise spend time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors. The harvest during this popular season helps significantly with managing the state’s abundant deer population.” The two week season includes Sunday hunting in all but three counties, afford- ing hunters more weekend opportunities to hunt and contribute to managing Maryland’s deer population. Hunters are reminded that an antler-point restriction remains in effect. Deer hunters may harvest one antlered white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that does not meet the requirement of having at least three points on one antler. Any additional antlered deer taken within the established bag limit must meet the minimum point restriction. Licensed junior hunters and apprentice license holders, 16 years of age or younger, are exempt from this restriction. During firearms season, Maryland requires deer hunters and their companions to wear daylight fluorescent orange or daylight fluorescent pink in one of the following manners: a cap of solid fluorescent daylight orange or pink, a vest or jacket containing back and front panels of at least 250 square inches of fluores- cent daylight orange or pink, or an outer garment of camouflage daylight fluo- rescent orange or pink worn above the waist and containing at least 50 percent daylight fluorescent color. More information on the firearms season, along with season bag limits and oth- er deer hunting regulations, are available in the 2021-2022 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping, online at www.dnr.maryland.gov. Hunters should carefully inspect all tree stands and always wear a full-body safety harness while in the stand and while climbing in or out. The department strongly recommends using a sliding knot, commonly known as a prusik knot, attached to a line that is secured above the stand that allows the hunter to be safely tethered to the tree as soon as they leave the ground. Hunters are encouraged to help others by donating deer taken in Maryland. A state tax credit offers hunters an incentive for donated deer. Other local or state programs are also available so please check with your deer processor. More information is available in Tidewater Trader’s annual Hunt Issue, on stands and online now, and by visiting www.news.maryland.gov/dnr or calling 1-877-620-8DNR (8367). Thurs & Fri, Nov. 25th & 26th - Library Closed at QAC Free Library, 121 S. Com- merce St., Centreville and 200 Liberty Circle; Nov. 29th Scammers, Hackers & Spyware; Nov. 30th Book Club; Dec. 7th Mother Goose on the Loose; Dec. 8th Story Time, Teen Paint Night; Call 410-758-0980 or 410-643-8161; www.qaclibrary.org. Thurs, Nov. 25th 1pm-4pm - Free Thanks- giving Fellowship Dinner at The Kitchen at the Imperial, 208 High St., Chestertown; Reservations suggested; Carving station; Desserts courtesy of the Lapp Family Bak- ery; Call 410-778-5000. Fri, Nov. 26th 6pm-8pm - Santa’s Arrival and Lighting of the Town, downtown Ches- tertown; Kent County Community March- ing Band, holiday characters, hot choco- late; www.mainstreetchestertown.org. Fri & Sat, Nov. 26th & 27th 10am-4pm - Craft Show & Sale with Local Vendors at Chestertown Vol. Fire Co., 211 Maple Ave., Chestertown; For more information call 410-778-3434 or 410-708-6357. Fri-Sun, Nov. 26th-28th - Outdoor Life- Sized Candy Land at Talbot Co. Women’s Club, 18 Talbot Lane, Easton; Fri & Sat 10- 4:30; Sun 12-4:30; Rain dates Dec. 4th 10- 4:30 & Dec. 5th 12-4:30; Holiday crafts for kids, meet Queen Frostine, raffles, historic holiday tours; Tickets $6/pp, ages 2 and un- der free; Parking behind Easton Post Office; Visit www.talbotcountywomensclub.org fo r details; Call 410-319-8919. Sat, Nov 27th 7pm-10pm - “Border Town” at Millington VFW Post #652, 30922 River Rd.; Public welcome; Find us on Face- book; vfwpost652@gmail.com; Fo r info call 410-928-3234 or 410-438-3709. Wed, Nov. 27th - Holiday Open House at Kent Island Federation of Arts, 405 Main St., Stevensville; Runs through Nov. 28th; Nov. 3rd-Dec. 19th Miniature Judged Show and Small Works Raffle; For more informa- tion call 410-643-7424 or viist www.kifa.us. Sat, Nov. 27th - Home for the Holidays Cel- ebration at the Bulkhead with free horse- drawn carriage rides in Rock Hall; Present- ed by Parks & Rec; Call 410-639-7611; Visit www.rockhallmd.com fo r details.