Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 23, 1995, Image 10

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    AlO-Umcaster Farming, Saturday, Dacambar 23, 1915
The Christmas Story
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a
decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be
taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was gov
ernor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed every one into his own
city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with
child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought
forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them
in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, 10, the angel
of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone
round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said
unto them. Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is bom this
day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And
this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes lying in a manger. And suddenly there was
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,
and saying. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them
into heaven, the shepherds said one to another. Let us now go
even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with
haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a
manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad
the saying which was told them concerning the child. All they
that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by
the shepherds.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light;
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.
For unto us a child is bom, unto us a son is given; and the
government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace.
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Reproduction of the Future,
Solanco High School.
Computerized Farm Financial
Records Workshops, Centre
County Extension, Bellefonte,
10 a.m.-3 p.m., alsaJan. 4,9,
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❖ Farm Calendar*
and 11.
Lancaster County Tobacco Show,
Farm and Home Center, youth 9
a.m., adult 10 a.m.
4-H Tractor Safety Program,
Lebanon Valley Ag Center, 7
Berks County Dairy Day, exten
sion office, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dairy Managing For Success
Program, Hoss’s Steak and Sea
House, Gettysburg, also Jan.
There are few times in life when w ;f e brought to my attention the
dreams actually become reality. In nee( j t 0 address the issue of farm
this holiday season I’d like to sa f ety f or kids. They were con
share with you one of those times. (Turn to Pag* Al 1)
Alan Strode, extension farm
management agent, gives us five
reasons to do a cash flow budget
for your farm business.
First, to show the seasonal tim
ing of cash in and out of the busi
ness. This will help you determine
when you can pay your bills early
and receive an early payment
Second, to show lenders your
business’ loan repayment capacity
especially in times of transition.
Third, to see if sufficient cash
exists for the business to support a
capital investment or should you
borrow money for the capital
Fourth, to measure your busi
ness’ ability to meet its obliga
tions, that is, cash expenses, debt
repayment taxes, etc.
Fifth, to determine the timing
and limit of your line of credit
Proper inflation of tractor tires
can save the operator money
according toDr.RandallK. Wood,
Ohio State University. The revi
sions of the recommended pres-
Holy Bible
ing, Thompson's Dairy Bar,
Chester County Dairy Day,
Oxford Fire Hall, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dairy Managing For Success
Program, Olde Country Buffet,
Rt 30, York, also Jan. 18.
Lancaster (Raleigh) DHIA record
Day, Family Heritage Restaur
ant, Franconia, 9:45 a.m.-2:4S
Farm Records Made Easy Work
shops, beginning Jan. S, York
extension office, 10 a.m.-3
p.m., also Jan. 24 or 26, Jan. 31
Farm Show Complex, Harris
burg. thru Jan. 11.
Potter County Holstein annual
meeting. Community Building.
Ulvsses. 8 n.m.
Farm Forum ❖
Six months ago a husband and
To Do
Cash Flow
To Properly
Tractor Tires
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sures for radial ply tires made since
1992 are saving operators fuel and
time in the field.
The new lower pressure will
create a slight bulge in the tire that
makes them look underinflated. In
general, research has shown that
the correct radial tire pressure can
save 10 to 20 percent of the cost of
operating a tractor.
In one study, the new lower
pressure recommendation saved
36 gallons of fuel and 3.6 hours of
work time in a field test on a
280-acre farm in Ohio. In this
study, 18.4R46 dual radial tires
were inflated to the new pressure
recommendation of 8 psi com
pared to 14 psi.
For the correct inflation of any
tire, you should check with the tire
manufacturer. In addition to sav
ing fuel, the lower pressure will
extend the useful life of the tire and
reduce the amount of soil
To Study The
Nutrient Management
The proposed nutrient manage-
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December 24, 1995
December 24, 1995
Background Scripture:
Isaiah 11:1-9; Luke 2:1-20
Devotional Reading:
Hebrews 8:6-12
When God discloses some great
new thing
He does so with fanfare and
But when God sent His only son
to earth,
Only silent shepherds heard
Him come.*
Does it ever strike you that, for
all of its great significance for our
world, for-all the noise and pomp
of our celebrations, Christmas in
its essence is a supremely quiet
event And the first Christmas was
the quietest of all.
There were no TV cameras or
newspaper reporters, no official
delegations from city hall, no
canned carols or civic decorations.
The event took place, not in the
convention center or even a down
town church, but in a lowly stable.
The principal characters were not
celebrities, but humble travelers
far from home. The “anointed
one” came, not as a charismatic
leader, but as a newborn baby and
they laid him in a manger, not to
“make a statement,” but “because
there was no place for them in the
It was not the VIPs of Beth
lehem that came to pay homage to
the newborn child, but simple
shepherds keeping watch over
their flocks on nearby hills. To be
sure, Luke tells us that an angel
brought them the good news and
"suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising G0d...” Presumably
the shepherds heard this "heaven
ly host,” but, if they did, they
didn’t say much about it. The next
day there was no report of it in the
local papers.
In 1868 Bishop Phillips Brooks
wrote his carol. “O Little Town of
Bethlehem,” and gave poignant
testimony to the serenity of the
ment regulations will soon be
published in the Pennsylvania
These are very important reg
ulations that will effect all poultry,
livestock, and dairy fanners and
many crop farmers. These regula
tions will be the framework for
how nutrients will be applied to
There will be a series of meet
ings ova* the next three months to
explain the new regulations and
receive public comment It will be
very important to have farmers
comment on the regulations and
ask questions.
Betrause of the impact these reg
ulations will have on farming, it
will be very important for all far
mers to become knowledgeable of
Read everything you can and
attend as many meetings as possi
ble. The more informed you are
about these regulations, the better
you will be able to make comment
and be in compliance.
Feather Prof s Footnote: “It is
wise to remember that no success
or feature is necessarily fined."
How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human
The blessings of His heaven.
But this Christmas was no less
real and earth-shaking because it
was relatively silent In fact the
power of Christmas seems to be
bound to its quietness. It is the
still, small voice of God revealing
to his children the best good news
the world has ever heard: “I bring
you news of a great joy which will
come to all the people; for to you
is bom this day in the city of
David a Savior who is Christ the
Lord.” Note: the newborn Savior
is given by God to “all the peo
ple,” not a chosen few.
The late Ralph Washington
Sockman has said, “The hinge of
history is on the door of a Beth
lehem stable.” All the hopes and
aspirations of all human beings
are enfleshed in this baby Jesus
who grew up to be Christ the Lord
a saviour who would bring
peace'to the world, justice for the
poor, equity for the meek, and
judgement for the wicked. (If
that’s what Christmas really
means, are you sure you want it?).
Isaiah’s vision the wolf
dwelling with the lion is a
beautiful one, but many of us
would settle for human reconcilia
tion and peace. It is not beyond
possibility, for every year Christ
mas demonstrates to us, however
imperfectly, that peace on earth is
God’s plan for us and anything
that is in His plan is within our
grasp if we let the “little child”
lead us.
Let us be silent
That we may perceive
The silent sounds
And the unseen sights,
Let us be still that we know
The wonders of this holiest of
nights .*
(♦From a Christinas carol, “Let
Us Be Silent," by Lawrence W.
Lancaster Farming
Established 1959
' Published Every Saturday
EphraU Review Building
IE. Main St
EphraU, PA 17522
Lancaster Farming, Inc.
A Steinman Enterprise
Hobart Q. CampbaU Qanaral Managar
Evaratt R. Nawawangar Managing EdHor
Copyright 1995 by Lancaster Farming