Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 19, 1975, Image 16

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    U—Lancaster Firming. Saturday. July 19. 1975
4-Her’s view Colorado on exchange trip
by Salty Bair
Feature Writer
For forty-fir# Lancaster
County S-Hers the first two
weeks in July bocaro* •
learning experience they wIU
not woo forget u (hoy
traveled to Colorado and
livad with i-H (amlliaa Ultra.
The 4-H'ers and their four
chaperones atayod in five
coontlea In aoothweatern
Colorado: San Miguel,
Dolores, Montexuma, La
Plata and Archuleta. Almost
all those interviewed agreed
that the biggest difference
between Colorado and
Lancaster County is the
climate. While it was often
100 degrees there, there was
no humidity and therefore
was much more com
The topography was also
quite different Some lived
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on plains and some livsd In
hilly arses, but the moun
tains wars always in view.
Thera were many op
portunities for spectacular
views of the Rockies, and the
4-H'crs captured the sights
on quite a lot of film.
According to Robert Herr,
leader of the Rough Riders 4-
H club and a chaperone for
the trip, it was really an
enjoyable experience for
those who went He said
most adjusted quite well to
living with other families
and msny had the op
portunity to participate in
activities much different
from things they usually do
Most visited the Mesa
Verde State Park and en
joyed the unique cliff
dwellings constructed by the
Indians. Herr said some
Cherri Gochnauer looks at some of the souvenirs
she brought along home from Colorado. Turquoise
Indian jewelry was a popular choice for the girls.
helped with a round-up and
with branding.
In reports at the 4-H
County Council meeting the
4-H’ers mentioned cycling,
water skiing, riding and
hunting as other recreation
they enjoyed while in
Colorado. A highlight for all
was playing in the snow at
Wolf Creek Pass in the
Continental Divide.
According to Herr, the
southwestern part of the
state is cooler and has a
much shorter growing
season than we are ac
customed to here. He said
there had been a frost in
June, and many people had
had to replant their gardens.
He noted that there was
mostly ranching in the area,
and many people work in
lumber and construction
industries. The area he
visited is also a resort in the
winter. He said it was also
made clear to him that
farms there are called
ranches, even if there is as
little as 10-15 acres of land. A
big_plus for Colorado, Herr
said, was that the air was
much cleaner, and nights
were crystal clear.
Herr and Randy Click, 18,
a member of the Silver Spurs
4-H Club, both lived on the
Southern Ute Indian
Reservation, which was a
unique experience for both of
them. Herr lived with a land
resource manager who
worked with the Indians, and
he said, “The Indians lived
just like everybody else.
Some were on small farms,
and most had ordinary jobs.
He said that the Indians had
This product and other
animal health products
available from vour
local feed and farm
supply dealers serviced
small homes of their own for
which they either paid low
rent or carried mortgages
with low interest rates.
Randy said that his host
father did irrigation work on
the Indian reservation. He
said, “The Indians were
everywhere, but they
dressed modem just like us.
Most of them had brand new
pick-up trucks, and they
lived in nice, modest homes
like any development.”
One difference he noted is
in the attitudes of the people
there. Distances were
conceived quite differently,
he said, “They think it is
nothing to drive for 2-2%
hours to go somewhere. The
people are also more spur of
the moment. They were very
nice, and don’t seem to
worry so much - they take
things in stride.”
He said the most valuable
part of the trip for him was to
meet “a lot of interesting
people.” He also thought it
amusing that their style of
dance is somewhat different.
He said they do a “country
style jitterbug” which he
learned but hasn’t had a
chance to really try out yet.
He said the Lancastrians
v *'n i*le
18 2%
ifces the guesswork
out of worming
taught them how to do the
The food was a little dif
ferent from what he was
accustomed to. "There was a
lot of elk and deer, and they
were really big on pineapple
and pinto beans."
His brother, Jim, also
participated, and he said he
really learned a lot because
of the great differences. He
said he experienced "their
kind of rain." When the rain
clouds gathered he wanted to
Ruth Ann Irwin looks over a road map as she
recalls her experiences on the exchange trip.
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Thiodane for aphids on tobacco
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•top fishing and gat in the
truck, but it proceeded to
rain "on and off for five
minutaa, and than a half hour
la tar it rainad again."
Althouih ha Uked it, Jim
•aid ha vu really happy to
ratum to Lancaster and "tea
tha gran. I was ready to
mow the lawn," ha said. Jim
noted that his hosts were
eager to learn about Lan
caster County and about the
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