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Bi2-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 30, 2000
This column is for readers who have ques
tions but don’t know who to ask for answers.
“You Ask—You Answer” is for non-cooking
questions. When a reader sends in a question,
it will be printed in the paper. Readers who
know the answer are asked to respond by mail
ing the answer, which will then be printed in
Questions and Answers to this column
should be addressed to You Ask—You Answer,
Lancaster Farming, P.O. Box 609, Ephrata, PA
17522. Attention: Lou Ann Good.
Or, you may e-mail questions and answers to
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ing when responding.
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velope for a reply. If we receive the answer, we
will publish it as soon as possible. Please in
clude your phone number because we some
times need to contact the person to clarify de
tails. We will not publish your phone number
unless you request it.
QUESTION Charlie Gallagher wants to
know where to get a throat chuck and screw
on head for a Toledo Chopper 32 electric meat
grinder. The threads on his are worn and keep
QUESTION Bill Angert, Manheim, wants a
Stanley 77 handcranked dowel and rod turning
machine. The hand crank attached to a speed
gear, turns a cutter and a round dowel is cre
ated as you push a square stick of wood into it.
It has 8 or 9 different cutter heads. Call him at
QUESTION Jean Patches would like in
formation on who designed the Hershey quilt
and the story behind the quilt pattern.
QUESTION Susan Tranchidi writers that
they recently moved into a brand new home in
New York State and are being overrun by clus
ter flies and bugs called country roaches,
which stink when killed. Please, they need a
quick and effective remedy to get rid of the
flies and bugs. (Notice the answer for Eleanor
Heavner at the end of this article.
QUESTION A family wants to buy a used
scooter. Write to them at 766 Bartville Rd.,
Christiana, PA 17509.
QUESTION A reader wants books on
horse training written by “Beery” and in good
QUESTION A reader is looking for a maga
zine called “Closeout News” or “Closeout Let
ter.” Scott writes that the publication lists odd
lot and overrun merchandise available.
QUESTION - D. Weaver, 395 N. Railroad
Ave., New Holland, PA 17557, wants to pur
chase a copy of the Golden Book, “The Huffin
Puff Express,” copyrighted in 1974.
QUESTION - Lorraine Nash, 192 S. Elk Run
Rd., Mainesburg, PA 16932 wants a video on
step-by-step instructions on crocheting for be
QUESTION - William Dereaney, 128 Prim
rose Rd., McDonald, wants to know where he
can get waterproof glue that can be used for
bee boxes and that withstand weather condi
QUESTION - Henry B. Peight, 1953 Marl
wood Dr., Somerset, is searching for a book
called “A Mother’s Legacy,” by D.H. Wever.
QUESTION - Holley Moyer, 99 Noll Lane,
Fleetwood, PA 19522, would like to know
where to purchase a handcrafted Martin bird
house for her husband in time for Christmas.
QUESTION A reader wants a used 3 pt.
PTO potato digger suitable for using with a
25-30 horsepower tractor or information on a
QUESTION A Lancaster County resident
has a collection of old Ideals publications to
sell. Call (717) 336-5696.
QUESTION - M. David Watts, Geigertown,
wants to know of a supplier for Revival Hemor-
QUESTION John Boiler, Waveiand, lnd M is
interested in buying a used manual cream sep
arator in working condition for goat milk.
QUESTION N.W. Shirk wants to buy a
good used or new fuel shut-off valve for a Ford
601 tractor. Regarding an answer, N.W. Shirk
should write to 263 Bootjack Road, Narvon, PA
17555. N.W.S. also has a Sauder loader for sale
to fit a Ford 601 tractor.
QUESTION - Fred Appel, Paradise, has
about 70 paper patterns for dresses (mostly
size 12), skirts, slacks, and night wear of the
1050-1970 period. Appel also has about 50
books of crochet patterns. To make an offer,
call (717) 442-8160.
QUESTION Stephen Miller, Honesdale,
would like to know where he could purchase
the book, “Roughing it in the Bush,” by Susan
nah Moodie, at a reasonable price. Contact him
at HC 62 Box 660, Honesdale, PA 18431.
QUESTION Isaac Stoltzfus would like to
know where to get a copy of the coloring book
called “Pennsylvania Deutsch Laese und Color
ing Buch.” It has a Dutch verse with every page
and is very enjoyable for little children. Call
(717) 933-5642 or write 751 Kutztown Road,
Myerstown, PA 17067.
QUESTION - Rex Ringo, Nathalie, Va.,
would like to purchase a book for beginners to
buy, raise and sell Black Angus cattle. Anyone
have one to recommend?
QUESTION A reader wants to know if any
one has had experience with operating a
Hydra-drill to drill a well. And what were the re
QUESTION A reader wants to know of a
mail-order source for an Irish clothing catalog.
Call Mike at (570) 544-6417.
QUESTION B. Batterson, 416 Short Run
Rd., Galeton, PA 16922 wants directions for
roping an old rope bed. The pegs are on the
top but slanted towards the right direction.
QUESTION Steve Bucher, Harleysville,
wants to hear from anyone who can provide in
formation or literature pertaining to Bearcat
garden tractors. Call (215)256-6239.
QUESTION - Hejen Kalwasinski, 1479 Mun
ster Rd., Portage, is searching for a small-sized
QUESTION Jake Derstine, Mapleton
Depot, wants to purchase a used tabletop
cream separator in good working condition for
a reasonable price. It can be either a manual or
QUESTION If anyone is interested getting
together with a group of people to share in
formation on loom weaving, knitting, and quilt
ing, send your name and address to Lisa Weav
er, 529 W. Siddonsburg Rd., Dillsburg, PA
ANSWER D. Gardiner, Troy, wanted to
know where to find parts for Bud-Air Pneumat
ic Pruning Equipment. Gardiner believes they
went out of business at the same time as
Friend Manufacturing sold out. They were both
based in Pulaski, New York. Thanks to Bob
Snyder, Akron, Ohio, who writes that any com
pany familar with pneumatic equipment should
be able to repair the pruner. If you can’t find
anyone, call Snyder at (330) 733-7044
Recently, the Lebanon-Schuylkill FFA joined to con
duct a leadership training conference at Elco High
The Lebanon County Officers started off the evening
with ice breaker games that helped members get to know
one another better.
The club was honored to have the Pennsylvania State
FFA Officers attend the conference. State officers also
helped with the icebreakers and provided greetings from
the Pennsylvania FFA Association.
After the icebreakers, Javier Moreno, a student from
Puerto Rico, spoke about agriculture in Puerto Rico. He
inspired members to take part in the FFA, to promote
Every now and then I find something that I have not
seen for years. Maybe it is a piece of jewelry that one of
my daughters gave me. Or, maybe it is a book that was a
gift some 20 years ago. It does jog my memory to find
Since I am good at forgetting who gave some gifts, I try
to mark them with a name and date. Too many do not
get used and are put in the back of a drawer. The useful
gifts are the ones that wear out from usage. As folks get
older, their lives become cluttered with an accumulation
Therefore, we are told to give things such as stationery,
stamps, and food that will be used. Many knickknacks
clutter our houses and must be put away when the grand
children come to visit.
I have a hand blown paperweight from France, a small
crystal ball from New Orleans, and a tiny antique music
box that intrigues the children and they cannot leave
them alone. The music box has a key to wind it and that
especially interests them.
Another thing that is the worse for wear or rather from
being upset are my dried arrangements. I grow straw
flowers and dry other flowers and make small arrange
ments. But these bouquets break easily when toppled over
by little hands.
Yesterday, a Christmas cactus arrived in the mail for
me. You see, as a special birthday gift, my children gave
me a floral gift. Each month for a year, another plant ar
rives. So far I have received a gardenia, a lily, a jasmine,
a mum, an amaryllis, and a mini pink rose bush. These
are things that I will not forget who gave them to me.
Home Buyers’ Guide
ITHACA, N.Y. Buying a home is one of the biggest
and most important purchases consumers make. Buyers
can reach much better decisions if they have accurate in
formation available to them up-front. A publication from
the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Serv
ice, “Home Buyers’ Guide: Financing and Evaluating
Prospective Homes,” NRAES—SO, provides valuable in
formation on each step in the home-buying process.
The 72-page publication covers six major topics; in
formation-gathering, financing, location, floor plans, in
spections, and environmental safety. Also included is a
home inspection checklist, which neatly summarizes
room by room what a buyer should be looking for when
inspecting a home. A glossary of home-buying terms is
also included, as well as a list of references used in writ
ing the book. The 72-page guide is supplemented by 19
figures and 13 tables.
The guide was written by Phyllis F. Adams, associate
professor at the Pennsylvania State University; Marjorie
E. Jensen, cooperative extension housing specialist at the
University of Rhode Island; and former faculty and staff
from the Cornell University College of Human Ecology:
Jeanne M. Hogarth, former associate professor; Joseph
Laquatra, former associate professor; James A. McCarty,
former extension associate and housing specialist; and
Linda P. Wagenet, former extension associate and water
Home Buyers’ Guide: Financing and Evaluating Pro
spective Homes, NRAES—SO, is available for $8 each
plus postage and handling from NRAES, Cooperative
Extension, 152 Riley-Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701.
Quantity discounts are available. Shipping and handling
for single copies is $3.75 within the continental United
States. Checks should be made payable to NRAES. All
major credit cards are accepted. For information about
quantity discounts or for a free publications catalog, con
tact NRAES by phone at (607) 255-7654, by fax at (607)
254-8770, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
FFA to the best of their abilities, and to be an active
member. The Elco cafeteria staff provided the evening
The Greenhand quiz contest took place after the meal.
The quiz contest is a spelling bee-style contest where
first-year FFA members are asked questions about the
FFA. Cedar Crest members in the contest were Kyle Sey
fert, Samantha Shepler, and Joel Heinaman. Prizes were
given out throughout the evening.
Club members eventually split into four groups and
participated in sessions with FFA county officers and the
state FFA officers. Sessions included information on pub
lic speaking, official dress, teamwork, and positive atti
tudes. Members went home with a new understanding of