The club had a very successful year growing potatoes. After the huge turnout this spring (13 teams!) for the planting day, we followed that up with a couple days of hilling and cultivating during the summer. On September 15, we had our first day of digging. We bagged 1700 pounds of potatoes on that day. On September 29 we dug the rest of the potatoes, bagging over 2400 pounds for a grand total of just over 4100 pounds!
Some of the local school departments bought potatoes for their lunch programs to promote eating local. Also we made a donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank of 350 pounds. Not only is this a fun activity for club members to participate in but it also gives back to the community. Make plans to join us next year when we plant. Not only will you have a great time, but you’ll feel good knowing you’re helping the community!
Another successful fair season has come to an end. Congrats to all the teamsters who took part in the fairs. This is a great way to help the public become educated about our animals.
On November 3, there will be a trail-ride at Ken & Carole Robbins’ house,212 Canton Point Road, Canton. Bring your teams & wagons or fore-carts. Anyone interested in bringing a saddle horse & joining us is more than welcome too. Last year’s ride was a lot of fun so we’re planning on having a repeat performance! We will be doing a potluck lunch in our sap house. We will also be having french fries made from some of the club potatoes. Plan on being at the farm by 9:30 so we can hit the trails by 10:00.
We are thinking about having a Spring Fling Day next year. If you have any suggestions or requests for possible classes or events to have at this time, we would love to hear from you!
We still have tees, crew-neck sweatshirts, and hoodies for sale. The older design shirts are on Clearance!! T-shirts are just $5.00 and hoodies are $12.00. There are limited sizes available in these hoodies so act fast! We have new colors available in the newer design hoodies. Gray, turquoise, and cranberry are the latest additions. There are also turquoise and coral tank tops for the ladies, as well as light gray sleeveless shirts for the men. As always, there are tees and crew-neck sweatshirts available. And let’s not forget hats! Pink, tan, green, and burgundy! Contact Cathy or Carole if interested in purchasing any. Crews are $21.00, hoodies $25.00, hats $10.00, sleeveless tees $12.00, regular tees $12.00, turquoise tanks $12.00, and coral tanks $15.00.
Welcome to our new members Leigh & Mark Robinson from Berwick. They own a pair of minis. Glad to have you on board!!
We are looking into having calendars for sale again next year. They will contain photos taken at various events throughout the year. Price will be determined by how many we order. Last year we sold them for $10.00. We will only be ordering as many as we get orders for. If interested, please fill out the following form and return to Cathy or Carole.
Please send a $5 deposit for each calendar requested. Thank you!
Please send a $5 deposit for each calendar requested. Thank You!