Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 23, 1995, Image 51

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    Michigan 4-H’ers
Visit Mifflin Countians
(Continued from Pago Bt)
lightly joke about their differ
ences. especially in language.
“We say soda, you say pop!"
exclaims Jessi. The visiting group
has tried central Pennsylvania’s
version of mountain pies, or, in
their language, tonka toasts or
hobo pies. Then they debate who
has the accent, those from Michi
gan or those from Pennsylvania.
(Each denies talking with an
accent). Then they launch into a
comparison of 4-H clubs and fairs.
“Your fair is different, not as
many projects,” Kelly says, a
4-H’cr active in the Gradiot Coun
ty Horse Club. “We have more
than 100 horses at the fair. We
have three horse bams.” Another
youth adds that there must be
more than 94 kids in the swine
club. He estimates their county
fair last year, which pools from a
much larger agricultural area, had
more than 900 projects and 500
kids of all ages participating in 26
clubs with names like Wet and
Wild, Circle E, and the 888.
“We’re one of the biggest coun
ty’s in Michigan,” says one youth.
“We even have the ship ride!” The
Gradiot County fair is strictly a
4-H and FFA fair, with no open
Attention Central PA Farmers
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shows. Each family pays $5 to
join 4-H, regardless of the number
of children participating or pro
jects entered, more than 110 fami
lies camp at the fairgrounds which
offers shower facilities. During
the last two days of their fair, the
steen, pigs, and sheep are auc
tioned off and a dance is held
The Mifflin County Junior
Leaden started planning for the
exchange two yean ago. Under
the leaden hip of Suzanne Fisher
and Elizabeth Coyle, the group
decided to look westward. Mifflin
County Youth Extension Director
Jim Ladlee helped in the search,
and discovered that Michigan’s
plans for an exchange fit Mifflin
‘Bee Ware’
America bee-ware: ‘Tis the
season of the attacking yellow
jacket hordes, who’s annual des
cent leaves a wake of pain and suf
fering and sometimes even death.
For those who feel the sting from
these beligerent carnivores, help is
on the way in the form of a firee
patient information booklet writ
ten by the American College of
For more information
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At Greenwood State Park, Amy
conducts a Junior Leaders meeting
to discuss the upcoming fair and
fund-raisers for their trip to Michi
gan next year. They discuss ways
to finance the trip - T-shirt sale, a
variety show, a ham sandwich
sale, a 50/50 raffle. How about a
“lock-in," one Michigan youth
suggests, and then goes on to
explain as everyone discusses the
possibility at the same time.
As youth from both groups cla
mor to be heard, this cultural
exchange experience is enriched
by an exchange of another sort -
the ever so important exchange of
Allergy, Asthma and Inmmunolo
gy. This booklet uses a common
sense approach to help victims
distinguish between allergic and
non-allergic reactions. It tells how
to avoid being stung, and also dis
cusses how people who are allerg
ic to insect stings can be cured of
this allergy forever. For your free
copy, call 1-800-23 STING.
ask for Jay Kreider
Sizes And Layouts
To Your Specifications
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September ft, iws*Bll
Ida Risser
Despite the very dry weather
that we have had for the last
month. I’ve found plenty to can
and freeze. My husband put in four
plantings of sweet com and he
picked several baskets last week.
In addition to that we bought
several bushel of peaches and
some plums and pears. It certainly
kept me busy. Now I still have lima
beans and tomatoes to freeze and
can. Even the apple tree in our
front yard added to all of the work
as I made a lot of applesauce.
Recendy, I have visited several
elderly relatives. These ladies are
in their nineties. One lives alone in
a large farmhouse while the other
is at a retirement community. They
have aged gracefully and I can
only hope that I’ll be able to do the
same. One chose to remain where
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she had spent her life while the
other moved. It is a momentous
decision for all couples. These
ladies have been widows for many
years and as the years go by they
have fewer and fewer Mends who
are able to visit them.
It is interesting to hear them tell
of their earlier experiences. When
one of them canned grape juice,
the bottles exploded. I’ve just
canned some juice myself and
know it can leave purple splashes
all over the counters. The other
told of making sauerkraut which is
something that I haven’t done for
years maybe, because my hus
band does not like it. He does not
like cooked cabbage either and so
it doesn’t appear on our table very
often. One learns to cook things
that will be appreciated.
Protect Your Forage Investment
"Your Forage Guardian"
• a natural product containing no harmful chamlcals or
• allows you to halo hay at ua to J«% melstura and still
maintain safa storaga conditions
• a daflnlta hadga against bod waathar
• raduca nutriont lossas which occur during harvostlng
and storaga
• anhancas feroga portability
• non-toxic to livestock
• hlghar loading valua, dua to lass loaf loss
• nen-cerroslva to equipment
• aaslty oppllad with Candy Applicator
• holps ansllad crops to rotaln a hlghar porcantoga of tha
original dry moltar, anargy and othar nutrlants
• roolly works on square or round balad hay, haylaga, corn
sllaga and high molsturo groins
• Residential
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