Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 24, 1993, Image 26

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the hour-long tour, with each wa
gon holding between 20 and 30
Demonstrations and contests
throughout the complex informed
and entertained from 10:30 a.m. to
after 3 p.m. The last wagon lour
returned at 4:30 p.m. Yet with all
the people there, the grounds were
remarkably clean. Elders said,
“People were considerate and
used the trash barrels. We couldn’t
continue to hold these Farm-City
events if it created a lot of litter.”
Among the volunteers who
helped with Farm-City Day 1993
Cousins Matt Baker, 12, left, and Chad Cassher, 10, both
of Wellsboro, kept their cool by playing with kittens In the
shade of a machinery shed during Farm-City Day 1993.
The Demtshuk family from Philadelphia enjoyed their
first Farm-City Day visit. Pictured with parents Margie and
Pete are their children Nick, Angel, and Julia.
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While recently harvested hay fields provided plenty of parking, several teams of
Belgians pulletfwagons full of visitors the distance from their car to the hub of Silver
lea Farm’s activities.
Farm-City Da
were the Morris Fire Department
and Emergency Medical Techni
cians, American Dairy Associa
tion and Dairy Council, Eastern
Milk Producers Co-op, Dairylea
Cooperative, Inc., Middlebury
Cooperative, Inc., B & L Portable
Toilets, plus literally hundreds of
individuals, as well as other busi
nesses and organizations.
The purpose of Farm-City Day,
of course, is to bring city folks out
to the farm and show them, first
hand, how a farmer makes his liv
ing. For the Demtshuk family of
Philadelphia, the event met its
Success For Butter;
him in the pedal tractor pull.
“We had never been on a farm
before,” said Margie Demtshuk,
who along with her husband and
children enjoyed the day. “We
have a weekend home near Hills
Creek Lake and we were up for
vacation. When we drove by the
signs for Farm-City Day we de
cided to see it.”
Their reaction? “We loved it!
The tractor tour was our favorite.
We especially liked how the wa
gons stopped and people explain
ed how things worked.”
The Demtshuks were also im
pressed with the farm’s size. “For
a working farm, I was surprised to
see it so nice and clean,” said Mar
gie. .
Her husband Pete agreed.
“Everything is so organized. I’m
amazed at the automation they
have on this farm,” he said, refer
ring to how the cows were fed via
a computer reading a chip on their
collars. “1 guess they need it with
an operation this big.”
Noting how his appreciation for
the farmer has grown, Pete said,
“People go to the supermarket
every day and don’t realize how
much work goes into producing
the foods they buy. Everyone from
the city should tour a farm like
While the weather, volunteers,
and the crowds helped make
Farm-City Day 1993 a success,
families like the Demtshuks made
it all worthwhile. Elders said, “It
was a perfect day.”
Wire Splicing Contcit
Don VanVlict, adult category
Jamie Phelps, 12*17 year olds
leg muscles against the weight on the si
Dale Throwing Contctt olriJi , ge 4.12 respectively:
Chid Cissher and Biyin Biker, Junior Boyr j lUian Butters, Meghan Moore, Krysti Ihlfig-
Blaise Brill and Larry Kshir, Senior men’s cr> gaquel Loud, Tia Bliss, Renee Booth, Lem
Tinyi Casshcr md Christine Nicholds, Jr.-Sr. j>chr, Roberta Baker, and Bethany Ilcyler
mixed women’s Boys, age 4-12 respectively;
Milking Contest Chester Johnson, Jonathan Nienhuesser, Mi-
John Antonio, WnBT (Wellsboro) Radio c hacl Gross IV, Ira Nienhuesser, Kelen Kreger,
Pedal Tractor Pull Jarred Cowan, Nathan Matts, Tun Gleason, Jady
(with a record ltd entrants) ijjg cr
Using fleece shorn from sheep at the 1992 Farm City
Day, Canyon Country Spinners turned the wool Into wear
able products as spectators watched at the 1993 event.
Spinner members pictured are, left to right, Gretchen Tay
lor and Ruth Cooper of Mlllerton, Naomi Roy of Troy, and
Mama Mac Kay of Covington.
cats, tends to Angle, a pygora (pygmy/Angora cross) goat
owned by Darla Guelfg. Angle was part of the hands-on
menagerie In the children’s barn at Farm-City Day 1993.