Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 22, 1994, Image 1

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Literal horse power as usual provided transportation for Amish farmers
in Lancaster County. And they got to their destination faster than their
“English” neighbors. That’s unusual. But blizzard-driven snow and sub
zero temperatures left cars, trucks, and vans stuck in snow-filled farm lanes
and roadside banks. In one eastern Lancaster County farm lane, a team of
three mules were seen pulling a stuck truck free from its icy entrapment.
Farmers In The Northeast Suffer Through Sub-Zero Weather
Lancaster Farming Staff
STATEWIDE All across the
state this week an artic front stalled
all major business activities
including the flow of agricultural
commodities, as a minimum of a
foot of snow and double-digit sub
zero temperatures blanketed the
Don Calms, president, Chester County 4-H Center, Inc.,
right, and Jim O’Brien, executor of Romano estate, meet at
settlement on property for the new Chester County 4-H
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commonwel|th, setting records
throughout the week.
According to a variety of sour
ces, farmers across the state have
spent the week digging out and
maintaining or repairing water
In the Lancaster and Lebanon
Lancaster Fannins, Saturday, January 22, 1994
county region, the snow began
falling with the temperatures just
before daybreak Monday morning,
with a prediction of an accumula
tion of from 6- to 8-inches, and a
mix of sleet and freezing rain.
In the majority of the region, the
sleet and freezing rain constituted
little of the total precipitation, so
that, at least in the Capital Region,
snowfall depths were reported to
14. S inches.
There were reports of bam roofs
giving way under the weight of the
Chester 4-H Center Settles On Property
Co.) —The officers of the Chester
County 4-H Center recently settled
for the property the new center is to
occupy. The meeting was with Jim
O’Brien, the executor of the estate
of Fiore Romano, who donated IS
acres to develop the center that is
to be named in his honor.
‘This is a glorious day for
4-H’ers in Chester County.” said
Don Cairns, center president. “The
new center is eagerly anticipated
by many people.”
Also at the meeting were Russ
Albright, chairman of the con
This will make the horse farmers smile. Many farmers in the state and sur
rounding areas say this is the coldest winter in memory.
The winter farm scene in the photo evolved as the horse and buggy drove
west along Scenic Road at the corner of Groffdale Road, north of Inter
course on Tuesday about noon. Photo by Everett Newswanger, menaglng
snow and numerous reports of bro
ken water pipes as temperatures
broke records into Wednesday
morning with temperatures 14
degrees below zero in southcentral
and southeastern Pennsylvania.
In the State College region,
temperatures hit 20 below, and
there were pockets of colder areas.
A number of highway accidents,
closed roads, and automobiles
stuck, stranded or otherwise side
lined made inches-thick-ice
covered highways even more
struction committee; Violet Beam,
center treasurer; and Ruth Holmes,
center secretary. The purchase of
an additional five acres brings the
total to 20 acres. The eagerly anti
cipated center will be located on
Route 322 east of Honeybrook, in
West Brandywine Township.
Holmes presented a check to
O’Brien that represents donations
from various sources. Every 4-H
club in the county contributed. In
addition, funds were received from
charitable foundations, businesses
and individuals. As soon as deve
lopment plans are approved, con-
Four Sactiona
T The increased demand for
electricity, obstensibly to heal
homes, created too high of a
demand on »ower companies.
According to public announce
ments, the situation could have
created unintentional blackouts. In
order to prevent those blackouts,
the utilities asked for all residents
to restrict any absoltutely unneces
sary electricity and to reduce hot
water consumption.
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struction of a pole building will
Plans also call for the center to
include show rings, and, eventual
ly a community headquarters
building. The center will be avail
able for club meetings, shows,
round-ups, and other 4-H activi
ties. Other local organizations may
find the community-based 4-H
Center a convenient place for
programs or activities.
The settlement is a highlight for
the Chester County 4-H Center,
Inc. Many members have worked
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