The Farmer's Daughter
Our blog is written by Jennifer Shea, Dan and Cathy's oldest daughter. Jennifer is part of the 13th generation of Schoonmakers to work on Saunderskill Farm.

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Columbus Weekend!
October 6, 2011

Well I think Mother Nature has decided to reward us this weekend for all the crappy weather we have had these past 8 months!! We are promised a weekend in the 70's, sunny and zero ZERO percent percipitation!!!! Can you imagine such a day??

This weekend should be a great one at the farm stand. The horse drawn hayrides will be giving rides to the pumpkin patch from 1-5 both Saturday and Sunday. Before 1:00 you can take a tractor drawn hayride. The Corn Maze is open all weekend and is free. And after missing many weekends due to the rain the BBQ will be cooking local hamburgers, hotdogs, turkey dogs and veggie burgers from noon-4.

On Sunday starting at 10am is the Annual Tractor Pull. This is a great event put on by our neighbors David and Nancy Lawrence. Farmers from near and far bring thier antique tractors to compete in the pull.

The tractors are all 196o or older stock antique. The Antique Tractor Pull is divided into three classes 2,000; 2,500-9,500 LBS and a unlimited Class. The tractors pull a sled that has a certain amount of weight depending on the class. As the tractor pulls the sled more weight is added to challenge the machine. The idea is to pull as much weight as possible. There are three prizes given in each class - 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

There is a 50/50 and also a BBQ. The event usually lasts well into the late afternoon.

Enjoy the weather!