Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 06, 1969, Image 20

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    —Lancaster Farming. Saturday. September 6.1969
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Mrs. Brubaker Has Exhibited
Produce For Thirty-Five Years
By Mrs. Charles McSparran and fudge Mi. Brubaker adds to
Lancaster Faiming Staff Writer this his flowers, various kinds of
, . , f’nits such as apples, peaches
“The sun is a shining to wel- an(l a p lico t s> vegetables and
come the day, Heigh-ho' Come corn
to the fail!” The Brubakers have a stand
This is the song Mrs. Daniel at Roots Market Tuesday nights,
(Amy) Brubaker of Clay Town- vVomelsdorf Market Thursdays
ship might well be singing these an( j tjj e G reen Dragon Fridays,
days because she started exhibit- They sell their apples, cider,
mg her fine products at the f res jj vegetables, dried corn,
Reading Fair July 22 and has s t r j n g beans and apples and
already exhibited at several flowers
S rs - h Sh h e rZ d lZ h r m b etiL W1 ,n Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker’s farm
has only 23 acres, about 11
October and also at the Pennsyl- *, , . , . £ ...
ey c e o“ia S c f oun SfTi
since they SaUfhavelved here fhSy
t h y f- a n. Tfllf fZv S years. In these days of automa
exhibitmo - y anypn tion and big business it seems
exhibited at some three dozen °
fairs. Some of the other fairs p* "
they exhibit at are Allentown,
Bedford, Caihsle, Bloomsburg,
West Lampeter, Ephiata, New S
Holland and Manheim. Ip-
Together Mi & Mrs Biubaker
have accumulated somewheie
between 25,000 and 30,000 nb- j. ™ *
bons, Amy herself having re- * *
ceived betv/een 5,000 and 6,000
nbbons. They keep all of their
nbbons but they have so many
*hey just put them away in car- \
‘ons Mis Biubaker says if she
ever gets to the place wheie she
takes life easy she might make %
‘hem into a quilt She would
yiobably have seveial quilts if
she used all of then übbons She
says “I don’t exhibit just foi the
honois, I do it foi the money ”
Theies no question that this
couple exhibits quality pioducts
and it necessitates many many
hours of tueless effoit on then
What do they exhibit 9 Mis
Biubakei shows her canned DRYING STRING BEANS. After cook
fruits, vegetables and meat, her in g fresh string beans for an hour, Mrs.
dried apples, string beans and Brubaker dries them in this drier (which
corn, also flowers, rolls, biead
lap tote bag and pincushion was made by
Mrs. Brubaker. Also table(fresh
flower arrangement
plants are shown.
MRS. DANIEL BRUBAKER holding ribbons from Carlise and Allentown Fairs,
her prize winning tenderloin and shows a A handful of her Pa. Farm Show ribbons
few jars of her vegetables and fruits, also are in the foreground. L. F. Photo
her dried vegetables and fruits with their
inrrpiiihlp Hint CT ,nh a email also bu y s peaches wholesale and leader and is president of the
farm cansupport afemily. They ret ? ils He is f a T men *f Women’s Fellowship This group
have no animals on their farm and fst treasurer of Lancaster is an auxiliary to the Brethren
although they had at one time. G ° unty Frmt Growers Associa ’ * Neffsville. They hqve.
It just goes to show, it’s what tlon ‘ a birthda y P art y one month each
you do with what you have. He Mrs. Brubaker is one of the y ear f° r the Home and provide a
grows many vegetables and flow- cooks at the West Nursing Home P r °Sram, refreshments and gifts
ers. He used to grow 12,000 glad- which is between Stevens and * or tbe °”f s have birthdays
1011 and sold them to wholesale Denver. They keep 36 patients J™. f llOll . They help at the
florists an Baltimore In the in the home. She works there a Christmas in July picnic in the
spring he buys flower plants half a day every day but Friday P 3 '" 10 ” Mr ®- Brubaker
wholesale and retails them. He and that day she helps at their attend s the Church Camp at
Camp Swatara, near Bethel, each
' ‘ ~\| year. They have Bible study,
| discussion groups etc.
j She is chairman of Lancaster
County Homemakers Camp
J which is held dn August at
j Camp Swatara It is her duty to
publicize it in Lancaster Co. She
| attends the two day camp each
I The Brubakers have three
, j children Clyde was in 4-H Baby
Beef and Lamb Clubs He is
president of Pennsylvania Ham
> pshire Sheep Association and
| his wife is secretary of it Last
* spring he placed second at the
! Keystone Ram and Ewe Show at
Hamsburg and his yearling
' lamb came in fourth They live
i on a farm on the old Harrisburg
Pike He helps with the farm
work and is foreman of the mill
at Miller and Bushong Inc Feed
Manufacturer He is active in has
church They have two children,
their oldest son has a steer in
the 4-H Club.
has water underneath) on top of two burn- Gloria is married to Lee Sho
ers for about 24 hours. L. F. Photo ber and they live in Ephrata.
They have two children Before
marriage she was in 4-H Sewing,
stand at the Green Dragon from Flower, Cooking, Baby Beef and
noon until 11 p m Before work- Lamb Clubs She taught second
mg at this nursing home she was an( j fourth grades at Clay and
employed by the Moyer Garment Schoeneck schools. She as teach-
Factory for seven years in g kmdeigarten now at Schoe-
Mis. Brubaker has been a neck. Mr. Shober teaches a
member of Farm Women Socie- course m electricity at Reading,
ty #1 for 44 years and attended Daniel Jr. went to Clay Ele
since she was 8 yeais old. She mentary and Ephrata High
went with her mother, Mrs School and is a Senior at Eliza-
Landis Balmer, who was a 4-H bethtown College. He expects to
Leader Mrs Biubaker served as go on in college and become a
president of this Society in 1949 medical doctor,
and 1950 and is on the Ways and This busy housewife finds lit-
Means committee at the piesent tie tame for crafts and hobbies
time This Society has food but enjoys making tote bags and
stands at faim sales and held a some of the crafts such as mak
plant and food sale at their mg pm cushions which aie
August meeting. She helps them taught at Homemakers Camp,
make cancer pads, ditty bags Site likes antiques and has sev
etc The Brubakers boil apple ones, one of which is
butter Saturday and Sunday at a smhll dough tray which has
Landis Valley Museum Harvest been ! in her family over 100
Days each year and the members yeafe She has all kinds of flow
of Farm Women Society #1 ers on her lawn and quite a few
help pare apples. African violets. She enjoys cook-
Mrs. Brubaker is on the Fresh mg. Here is her favorite fudge
Air Committee which iccipe.
for New York children to visit FUDGE
in the summer. 3 cups sugar
The Brubakers are mehfijers,- -% -cup cream-?. - • j
of Middlecreek Church Of The 3 tablespoons light com syrup
and potted house Brethren, which is between Lan- 3 ; squares bitter chocolate
L. F. Photo coin and Brunnerville, where Stir until it' comes to a tooiL
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