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The Pastures of Rose Creek Newsletter

Dan Matthews

Subject: The Pastures of Rose Creek Newsletter
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:14:19 +0000

The Pastures of Rose Creek Newsletter
April 18th Newsletter
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The Pastures of Rose Creek

Happy Friday Everyone! Here's the latest from the farm...

Upcoming Farm Tours

    Are you curious about where your food comes from? Well… we think you should be. The Pastures of Rose Creek will be hosting farm tours on Sunday's towards the end of spring.  So come out and see our Egg Mobile, all our grass-fed cows in rotational grazing and our flourishing garden. Who knows? If you're lucky, you may meet one of the farm celebrities like Al and Ug, the bulls, or Marshall and Sterling, the roosters.

    Also, we will be offering, "pick your own produce" days. Honestly, what could be cooler than sitting around the dinner table, telling your friends and family that you picked the very veggies they are eating! Stay tuned for more information on that in the weeks to come…

Farmer's Markets

Are you having family over in the coming week for Easter? We suggest you stock up on produce, eggs and beef for those big family meals!
  • Athens Farmer's Market - We will be at Bishop Park from 8am to 12pm. We will have our Piedmontese grass-fed beef and fresh eggs for sale! Come by early before we run out!
  • Oconee Farmer's Market -  We'll be Downtown Watkinsville by the Court House from 8am to 1pm. We will be selling our Piedmontese grass-fed beef and fresh eggs! And of course fresh-cut greens and radishes!
  • Downtown Athen's Farmer's Market - On Wednesday, we will be Downtown Athens by City Hall from 4pm to 7pm! If you missed getting eggs over the weekend, swing by and we should have a fresh supply!


Our farm chef, Matt Savage came up with a Brisket recipe for the family. We liked it so much, we thought that we would share it with you all!

This week we are selling our Briskets for 25% off at the Saturday Farmer's Markets!

Quick Corned Beef

  • Brisket - 2-3 lbs
  • Water - 2 Qts
  • Salt - 1/2 Cup
  • Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup
  • Bay Leaves - 2
  • Black Peppercorn - 1 T
  • Mustard Seed - 2 T
  • Whole Coriander 1.5 T
  • Cinnamon Sticks - 2
  • Whole Allspice - 1 T
  • Cloves - 15
  • Mace - 1 T
  • Garlic - 4 Cloves

    In a heavy pot, combine all ingredients except brisket. Bring to a boil. Stir. Reduce Heat to simmer. Add Brisket and cook til fork tender (4-5 hours). Refrigerate 2 hours. Slice quarter inch thin. Serve hot or cold. 


Gold Club

     This week's Gold Club deal is a bag of Mizuna for only $2!  Mizuna, originating in Japan, is a slightly spicy but mild mustard green that is packed with iron, vitamin C and antioxidants!

Our Gold Club is a Sunday Farm Stand discount that we offer to our Newsletter subscribers! Our farm stand is located at 1051 Rose Creek Drive, Watkinsville, GA and will be open from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday. Look for the signs on Colham Ferry!

"For the love of community and all things farming"

Your local farmers and friends,

William, Russell and the farm family
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Oconee County High School science students test the waters of Watkinsville at Calls Creek

Oconee High science students test the waters of a city park

Registration deadline to vote in primary Monday

Georgians have just a few days left to register if they want to vote in next month's primary election.
The deadline to register is Monday if people want to vote in the May 20 primary. Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians they can use new electronic methods to register.
Those with a valid state driver's license may access online registration through the "My Voter Page" on the Secretary of State's website. Android and Apple mobile users can now access the "GA Voter" application.
Registration deadline to vote in primary Monday

Georgia GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

OK, GOP wolfpack, which one of you so-called small government conservatives will pledge to not take away my only government subsidy in my Affordable Care Act insurance and thereby not increase my taxes?
Answer: none. All these weak Georgia GOP candidates claim they want to end Obamacare, therefore increasing your taxes, increasing your monthly insurance premiums, and taking away your affordable insurance opportunity.
And let's not even talk about women's reproductive rights. Or voting rights. Or decriminalization of marijuana. Or alternative energy. Or corporate welfare.
If you are essentially forced to vote in the GOP primary as I am in Oconee County to have any impact on the local elections, I would strongly suggest voting for anyone except Broun, Kingston, Handel, or Gingrey.
Georgia GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

Oconee County Observations: North Georgia Bank

North Oconee's Kyle Vaughn on win over Oconee County

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yet another reason Deal has to go: Sources say Chip Rogers is out at GPB | Political Insider blog

Sources: Chip Rogers is out at GPB | Political Insider blog

Oconee woman learns pet dog killed with rat poison

Oconee woman learns pet dog killed with rat poison

Flagpole Premieres! Shehehe: "Ghost Of" Video

Filmed in an around Watkinsville and Athens

More scenes from inside the gold mine at last night's Oconee County GOP Candidates Forum at Watkinsville Community Center

  1. 1.
    the quality of being objective.
    "the piece lacked any objectivity"
    synonyms:impartiality, absence/lack of bias, absence/lack of prejudice, fairness,fair-mindedness, neutrality, evenhandedness, justice, open-mindedness, disinterestdetachment, dispassion, neutrality
    "the quest for total objectivity is unrealistic"

 We cannot be objective about those we love, we work with, who sign our paychecks and who we see every day.

We can offer insight into our believes about the manner with which those we discuss as to how they dress, their fashion sense, their political believes, their tastes in food, art, medicine and athletics, the manner in which they get along with others or now.

A definition of journalistic objectivity as a performance

  1. Sandrine Boudana
    1. New York University, USA,


Historically, journalism as a profession emerged alongside the notion of objectivity. However, in the past decades, objectivity has been dismissed not only as an unattainable standard but also as an undesirable norm. Yet an analysis of the criticisms reveals that most scholars actually fail to define journalistic objectivity. This article tries to remedy this flaw and to suggest that journalistic objectivity is an evolving notion which can no longer be considered a synonym for neutrality or detachment. Objectivity is a standard that promotes truth, defined as a ‘correspondence, grounded in correctness, between thought and reality’ (Heidegger, 1943:1). Unlike alternative standards which are centered on personal moral values, objectivity conceives of journalism as a performance, with this term referring to three interrelated dimensions: the essential notion of practice, the existence of concrete and universal criteria of evaluation, and the openness to criticisms.
  1. Subjectivity
  2. Subjectivity is the condition of being a subject: i.e., the quality of possessing perspectives, experiences, feelings, beliefs, desires, and/or power. Subjectivity is used as an explanation for what influences and informs people's judgments about truth or reality.



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Commonly found inEncyclopedias, textbooks, news reportingNewspaper editorials, blogs, biographies, comments on the Internet
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po·lit·i·cal  (pə-lĭt′ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of government, politics, or the state.
2. Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians: "Calling a meeting is a political act in itself" (Daniel Goleman).
3. Relating to or involving acts regarded as damaging to a government or state: political crimes.
4. Interested or active in politics: I'm not a very political person.
5. Having or influenced by partisan interests: The court should never become a political institution.
6. Based on or motivated by partisan or self-serving objectives: a purely political decision.

po·lit′i·cal·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

political (pəˈlɪtɪkəl)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law
b. of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, dealing with, or relating to politics: a political person.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) organized or ordered with respect to government: a political unit.
poˈlitically adv
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

po•lit•i•cal (pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl) 

1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with politics.
2. exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.: a political party.
3. of, pertaining to, or involving the state or its government.
4. having a definite policy or system of government.
5. of or pertaining to citizens: political right
Subjective information or writing is based on personal opinions, interpretations, points of view, emotions and judgment. It is often considered ill-suited for scenarios like news reporting or decision making in business or politics.Objective information or analysis is fact-based, measurable and observable.

 Oconee County was created from the southwestern part of Clarke County in 1875 by the Georgia General Assembly. The new county was created to satisfy southwestern Clarke County residents' demand for their own county after the county seat was moved from Watkinsville to Athens by the General Assembly in 1872. It is named for the river flowing along part of its eastern border.[3]
The county was ranked as the third-best rural county to live in by Progressive Farmer magazine in 2006.[4]

Oconee County, Georgia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oconee CountyGeorgia
Oconee County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Oconee County Courthouse in Watkinsville
Map of Georgia highlighting Oconee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 24, 1875
Named forOconee River
Largest cityWatkinsville
 • Total186.14 sq mi (482 km2)
 • Land185.70 sq mi (481 km2)
 • Water0.44 sq mi (1 km2)
 • (2010)32,808
 • Density141/sq mi (55/km²)
Congressional district10th
Time zoneEasternUTC-5/-4
Oconee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,808.[1]The county seat is Watkinsville.[2]
Oconee County is included in the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census of 2010, there were 32,808 people with 11,622 households residing in the county. The population percentage change from 2000 to 2010 increased 25.1%. The racial makeup of the county was 88.4% White, 5.0% Black or African American, 3.1% Asian, 0.1%Native American, <0 .01="" a="" class="mw-redirect" href="" nbsp="" style="background-image: none; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; color: #0b0080; text-decoration: none;" title="Race (United States Census)">Pacific Islander
, 2.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 4.4% of the population were Hispanicor Latino of any race.
There were 11,622 households, with 9,418 owner occupancy. Of the total number of households, 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.16.
The county's population was distributed by age as follows: 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 20 to 24, 9.3% from 25 to 34, 23.6% from 35 to 49, 20.9% from 50 to 64 and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.1 years. The county was 51.2% Female and 48.8% Male.[8]
The estimated median income for a household in the county was $77,569, and the mean household income was $96,984. Males had a median income of $57,371 versus $37,362 for females. The per capita income for the county was $33,889. About 6.8% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.[8]
In 2012, the Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked Oconee County as one of the top 3 healthiest counties in Georgia. The study ranked the county second in the state in "Overall Health Factors" and third in "Overall Health Outcomes."[9]

Oconee County is governed by a four-member Board of Commissioners, which holds legislative power. The Board is led by a separately-elected Chairman, who holds executive power. The Board is vested with budget and taxing authority, ordinance making authority, and control of county property, roads and facilities. The chairman and all members of the board are elected from at-large districts (called "posts") to staggered terms of four years.[10]
The Chairman of the Board is the county's Chief Executive Officer who, in consultation with the Commissioners, appoints officers and staff as needed to administer the responsibilities of the Board.
The current members of the Board are:[10]
  • Chairman: Melvin Davis
  • Post 1: Jim Luke
  • Post 2: John Daniell
  • Post 3: Margaret Hale
  • Post 4: Mark Saxon
The judicial branch of government is administered through the Georgia court system as a part of the 10th Judicial District, Western Circuit.[11]

Primary law enforcement services in the portion of the county outside the City of Watkinsville are provided by the Sheriff's office. (Law enforcement within the Watkinsville City Limits is the jurisdiction of the Watkinsville Police Department.)[12] The office of Sheriff is an elected position; since 1992, the office has been held by Scott Berry.[13]Berry is also the current President of the Georgia Sheriff's Association.[14]