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Ardara is the place to be on Saturday 10th August for the exciting Ardara Show Day.Get your entries in online at www.ardarashow.comThe summer event is one of Donegal’s top agricultural shows. It draws people of all ages to the village to enjoy great competitions and top entertainment. This year, attendees will be treated to music from David James on the Show Field and The Duck Street Jam Band at The Nesbitt Arms Hotel for Show Night.It’s a day not to be missed! The official opening takes place at 12noon, led by Cllr Anthony Molloy.Buses will be available to bring the public to the Show Field all day at the Diamond in front of The Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Did you know that the Ardara Show is over 100 years old? Here, the organisers take a look back at the fascinating history of the event:Written by Tommie OWhat would a pound buy you in the in the early years of the twentieth century?As it turns out quite a lot. It would provide enough flour for a sizeable family for several months. It would buy a coat a shirt and a pair of boots for a boy aged six or over. And if you were the winning team in the 1907 Ardara Shows Tug-o-War team it would cover the cost of thirty pints of the good stuff plus a few “half-wans” to celebrate your victory long into the night.You might even be joined by the runners-up on the day, who themselves had more than enough in ten shillings to drown their sorrows.As one approaches the show grounds at Sandfield Ardara the sight of the marquee resplendent in white against the stunning backdrop of this unique landscape the stomach tightens with anticipation.The second Saturday in August is a special day in the “Town of Festivals” as the annual Ardara Agricultural Show takes place under the auspices of the South West Donegal Agricultural and Industrial Show Ltd. Tug Of WarCon SweeneyBernie, John and BernieTug a war team Cloughboy (in the 40s)Hughie Mooney, Hilda Hanlon and Pat GaviganArdara HotelWhile various sources disagree, according to the newspapers of the day the inaugural Ardara Show took place on 1st of July 1904 at Woodhill, “kindly granted to the committee by Mrs. McNelis of The Nesbitt Arms Hotel”.As far as one can be sure this would have been on the Home field, which until recent years was the location of the shows for many years. According to newspaper accounts of the time “an interesting programme of athletic sports, horse jumping and driving competitions” took place.The then Parish Priest of Ardara; Rev Daniel Stephens was the president of the committee and was, along with the committee secretary, Mr Michael McNelis congratulated on being “untiring in their labours” in relation to the event.First President of the Show 1904, Fr. Dan StephensEntries on the day came not just from the local area, but from as far afield as Carrick, to the west and Doochary to the east, a fair journey considering that by in large the fasted mode of transport was likely to be horse drawn. In fact, in 1904 the number of cars registered in the entire country of Ireland was a mere 38. Interestingly, in many ways there is little difference between the fare on show in 1904 and what we will see this year on August 10th at Sandfield, with one or two exceptions. While cows, sheep and horses still dominate today’s shows, weaving, once a major section, is all but gone. Pigs and fowl do not enjoy the status they once did.Derek McNelis and Gregory BoydHilda Baskin & Donal Haughey manning the flower sectionCertainly, the knitting section has changed drastically as there is unlikely to be any entries for the ladies knitted petticoat or indeed “knicker hose” in this year’s entries. But you never know! In case you’re interested, the winner of this prestigious award, and four shillings the better for it in 1904 was a Miss Annie Boyle from Lugnagillew in Glenties.The sporting element was very important in the early years of the show with events such as the 220-yard dash for boys up to 16 years and for the more seasoned athlete, the 440-yard flat race and Championship of the Union event. Also included was the Donkey Derby, an event many would like to see return.Peter O’Donnell and Danny Haughey at the Ardara ShowGrainne Gavigan and Victoria BaskinThe Whelan’s enjoying the Ardara showWe even provide the big screen for the matchJohn McGillClare MolloyThe show continued for a few more years before a long hiatus of twenty years between 1907 and 1927. Political unrest on a global stage as well as economic issues closer to home caused further breaks until a strong resurgence in the fifties.In the past few decades the show has gone from strength to strength with various committees adding to the event each year. This year is no exception, with the development of social media platforms including our own site. www.ardarashow.com where you can submit your entry online. So 21st Century!This year our marque is expanding to provide space for artisans and craftspeople to show their wares for your delectation. Poultry too is making a comeback with a special display of many breeds on the day.The Gate Men at the Ardara ShowRain doesn’t stop the fun at the Ardara ShowBirds Eye View of the Ardara ShowAs always, our regular exhibitors will make a welcome return with the ever-popular dog show sure to be a huge hit.To round things off the famed Duck Street Jam Band will help you dance the night away in The Nesbitt Arms on Show Night.We have included a selection of photos old and new to remind you that the Ardara Show is a wonderful celebration of community, in the broadest sense of the word. We welcome you all, friends old and new to Sandfield on Saturday 10th August for a day to remember.Photos courtesy of Bart Whelan, John McConnell and private sourcesFascinating history of Ardara Show recalled ahead of 2019 event was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:agricultureardara showeventsfarmingThings to doWhat’s on?
Footpath replacement works will begin in Letterkenny tomorrow (Mon), it has been announced. The works are set to take place on Ramelton Road from Station Roundabout, up the Main Street and on to Oliver Plunket Road.Donegal County Council has said that the phased works, in an effort to minimise disruption, will last for 8 weeks. Meanwhile, pedestrians will be diverted and traffic flow will be maintained. Footpath replacement works due to begin in Letterkenny tomorrow was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
2 May 2012 Indian President Pratibha Patil arrives in South Africa for a state visit on Wednesday, accompanied by a government minister, four parliamentarians, various officials and a business delegation. Patil’s visit follows an invitation by President Jacob Zuma, and will provide an opportunity to for further strengthening the relationship between the two countries. During her visit, Patil will discuss bilateral relations with Zuma. The two presidents will also address South African business people and their Indian counterparts at a business forum in Pretoria. Since the establishment of full diplomatic relations between South Africa and India in 1993, numerous high-level visits have taken place between the two countries, with cooperation agreements signed in trade, investment, education, defence, information and communication technology (ICT), health, agriculture, and science and technology. As strategic partners, South Africa and India have created a platform for cooperation in various forums, including the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa; the IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) grouping; the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) climate change-specific forum; and the India-Africa Forum. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, trade between the two countries stood at R48.2-billion as of November 2011, with South African exports at R21.9-billion and imports from India at R26.3-billion. The two countries have set a bilateral trade target of R111-billion to be reached by 2014. “India and South Africa share a common vision on a range of global issues and domestic challenges,” the department said in a statement on Monday. “Many of the objectives are being pursued both bilaterally and multilaterally, and are also being given content through South-South initiatives.” Source: BuaNews
Story by Bhekumuzi MdakaneSouth African’s from all walks of life will also be joining in.The song is one that is really easy to learn:“Happy birthday to you “Happy birthday to you “Happy birthday dear Madiba“Happy birthday to you“We love you Tata“We love you Tata“We love you dear Madiba“Happy birthday to you”Musicians Danny K and Kabelo will lead the singing.The event, an initiative of the Department of Basic Education, LEAD SA and the Shout Foundation, is supported by Brand South Africa as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and Proudly SA.Other artists and celebrities taking part include the Bala Brothers, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the Drakensberg Boys Choir, Baby Jake Matlala, comedian Joey Rasdien, TV presenter Leanne Manas, and Miss South Africa 2011, Melinda Bam.International Mandela Day is celebrated each year on Mandela’s birthday, 18 July.On the day, individuals and organisations are called on to do something that is “of service to one’s fellow human”.According to the Mandela Day website, the aim of the day is “to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better and, in doing so, build a global movement for good”.This year, the Department of Education and Lead SA hope to bag a place in the Guinness Book of Records with more than two million South Africans singing the birthday song on Mandela’s special day.At almost 94 Madiba may be frail, but his legacy of selfless service to humanity is strong and his spirited fight for a world of freedom and racial equality continues.And in return South Africa will sing him a birthday song which, it is hoped, will not only break a world record but will inspire the people of South Africa to unite and work as one for the greater good.Source: City of Johannesburg
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AyrshireTotal animals shown: 45 Exhibitors: 31YRP Junior Champion Exhibitor: Ryan Schmecal Animal: Duncan Double Sire: Whammy MargaritaYRP Reserve Junior Champion Exhibitor: Ashley Hawvermale Animal: Hawver-Crest B A Star-ET Sire: Palmyra Bending Berkely-ETYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Trevor Greiwe Animal: Mill Valley Milkman Sire: CinnabonYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Lane Greiwe Animal: Mill Valley Supreme Sire: TrixieSenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Becca Vales 2nd – Trevor Greiwe 3rd – Brennan Topp 4th – Sara Wolf 5th – Keaton ToppIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Marissa Topp 2nd – Ashley Hawvermale 3rd – Kindley Topp 4th – Lane Greiwe 5th – Ryan SchmechelJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Kelly Hawvermale 2nd – Logan Topp 3rd – Madeline Heading 4th – Levi Rehmert 5th – Adam WolfMilking ShorthornYRP Junior Champion Exhibitor: Sarah Rhoades Animal: Buckeye Knoll Logic Precious Sire: GMC Rebel LogicYRP Reserve Junior Champion Exhibitor: Lilyin Specht Animal: SMS Willows Sweet Cheek Sire: Hard Core Showtime RoscoYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Aubree Topp Animal: Toppview Liriano Exp Sire: LirianoYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Hannah Rhodes Animal: Buckeye Knoll Pattycake E Sire: Mysha Wo Robin Nitro EXPSenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Hannah RhoadesIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Sam RhoadesJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Lilyin SpechtHolsteinSenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Brandon Sugg 2nd – Luke Steinke 3rd – Victoria Deam 4th – Brennan Topp 5th – Keaton ToppIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Marissa Topp 2nd – Kinley Topp 3rd – Tim Gunkleman 4th – Logan Schlauch 5th – Madelyn ToppJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Olivia Finke 2nd – Emily Deam 3rd – Kelly Hovermale 4th – Logan Topp 5th – Maggie MatthewsYRP Junior Champion Exhibitor: Marissa Topp Animal: Topp-Glenn Awesome Wildflower Sire: Luck-E Absolute Awesome-YRP Reserve Junior Champion Exhibitor: Kris Ackley Animal: Ms Brookview Scaredycat Sire: Butz-Butler Atwood Brady-Intermediate Holstein Champion Exhibitor: Kris Ackley Animal: Wildina Atwood Cindy Sire: Maple Downs-I GW AtwoodReserve Intermediate Holstein Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Diamond Oak Butze FloraSenior Holstein Champion Exhibitor: Olivia Finke Animal: Highlight Titan Beauty Sire: Highlight Dundee TitanReserve Senior Holstein Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Balmoral Lars AurianYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Olivia Finke Animal: Highlight Titan Beauty Sire: Highlight Dundee TitanYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Balmoral Lars AurianRed and WhiteSenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Korey Oechsle 2nd – Becca Vales 3rd – Eliza Days 4th – David Miley 5th – Kiersten SuggIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Madelyn Topp 2nd – Ally Cupps 3rd – Cora Gunkelmen 4th – Logan Schlauch 5th – Clay GunkelmenJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Elaina Lahmers 2nd – Lillian Finke 3rd – Wyatt SchlauchYRP Intermediate Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Willolea-CW Sapphire Sire: KHW Kite Advent-Red-YRP Reserve Intermediate Champion Exhibitor: Cora Gunkelman Animal: Do-Ra-Me Contender Rita Sire: ContenderYRP Senior Champion Exhibitor: Olivia Finke Animal: Oakvale Advent Cinnabar Sire: AdventYRP Senior Reserve Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Balmoral Lars AurianYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Olivia Finke Animal: Oakvale Advent Cinnabar Sire: AdventYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Balmoral Lars AurianBrown SwissYRP Junior Champion Exhibitor: William Hughes Animal: Top Acres Braiden Winzit-ET Sire: Blessings Tex BraidenYRP Reserve Junior Champion Exhibitor: Lauren Lamoreaux Animal: LaRainbow Sweet London Sire: LaRainbow Sweet BrutusYRP Senior Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: R Hart Angilo Sire: R Hart Wonder AngiloYRP Senior Reserve Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Unrast EmergencyYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: R Hart Angilo Sire: R Hart Wonder AngiloYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Madelyn Topp Animal: Unrast EmergencySenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Will Hughes 2nd – Shem Pond 3rd – Russell Alden 4th – Alexis Smith 5th – Kennedy MillerIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Kinley Topp 2nd – Madelyn Topp 3rd – Logan Schlaugh 4th – Lizzie Howman 5th – Victoria LahmersJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Aubree Topp 2nd – Lauren Lamoraux 3rd – Aimee Hughes 4th – Rylee Shockey 5th – Elaina LahmersGuernseyYRP Junior Champion Exhibitor: Tyler Dehan Animal: Langencrest Sire: Cordell MaryYRP Reserve Junior Champion Exhibitor: Becca Vales Animal: Spring Hill Sire: Jaguar MariaYRP Senior Champion Exhibitor: Alex Richardson Animal: Knapps HP MB Sire: Prada TammeyYRP Reserve Senior Champion Exhibitor: Kristin Plocher Animal: Foremost Jackpot Sire: DharmaYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Alex Richardson Animal: Knapps HP MB Sire: Prada TammeyYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Kristin Plocher Animal: Foremost Jackpot Sire: DharmaSenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Kristen Plocher 2nd – Beca Vales 3rd – Deanna Langenkamp 4th – Emily Langenkamp 5th – Kate ShermanIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Keenan Wolf 2nd – Tyler Dehan 3rd – Sammy Plocher 4th – Drew Walker 5th – Derek BurnsJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Logan Dehan 2nd – Lucas Dudte 3rd – Juliane Headings 4th – Abigayle Dicke 5th – Kyle PolkJerseySenior Showmanship (15 & over) 1st – Lee Hesler 2nd – Trevor Greiwe 3rd – Duncas Hesler 4th – Kodey Starkey 5th – Maggie CarrIntermediate Showmanship (12-14) 1st – Rachel Anderson 2nd – Jeremy Zregler 3rd – Kinley Topp 4th – Lane Greiwe 5th – Collin HeslerJunior Showmanship (11 & under) 1st – Jade Laux 2nd – McKinzie Dotson 3rd – Sam Hoewischer 4th – Kelley Hawvermale 5th – Collin HeslerYRP Junior Champion Exhibitor: Trevor Greiwe Animal: DKG Judges Verdict Showcase Sire: River Valley Judges VerdictYRP Reserve Junior Champion Exhibitor: Kelly Hawvermale Animal: Lake-Point Vixens Vivienne Sire: Hwarden Impuls PremierYRP Senior Champion Exhibitor: Keaton Topp Animal: Topp View Lowes GP Debute Sire: Rapid Bay Grand Prix ETYRP Reserve Senior Champion Exhibitor: Trevor Greiwe Animal: DKG Grayern Spirit Sire: Budyon Val Jada GrayernYRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Keaton Topp Animal: Topp View Lowes GP Debute Sire: Rapid Bay Grand Prix ETYRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: Trevor Greiwe Animal: DKG Grayern Spirit Sire: Budyon Val Jada Grayern Riley Shockey of West Salem talking to the judge during Brown Swiss Showmanship Emily McGovern leads the charge in the Brown Swiss spring heifer class Tyler Kress of West Milton posing with his Brown Swiss Heifer Drew Walker from Baltimore with his Guernsey Jersey exhibitors Joelle Ziegler with her Jersey Julianne Headings, from Plain City, with her Guernsey Samantha Plocher, Mahoning County, with her Guernsey Trever Griewe, from Logan County with his Jersey
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished up last Thursday, Nov. 8 with the double-crops. Even an old timer told me that there are more beans still out after Thanksgiving than he can ever remember. It has been frustrating for a good year to be such a struggle at the end. I saw a couple guys running on Thanksgiving Day. There has been progress around here, but I feel for some of these guys.The weather has been some of the worst for late fall I can ever remember. There are probably more beans out down here than corn. The little corn that is still out is because it is down. Especially with the quality issues, guys are really pushing to get after it, but there just haven’t been good days to run. Even with a freeze, the beans are going to be so wet and they will still have to figure out a way to dry them.We have had a little ponding in the wheat but the water has gotten away. The wheat is still looking really good and I think it is going into winter really healthy.With the stuff we got off early, we were right behind the combine planting cover crops. We have some rye and crimson clover growing. In some of the later stuff we got off, we were never able to get those cover crops planted, so we still have some seed in the mini bulk bags to use after the wheat crop comes off next year.I am moving some grain out. I set the basis on a contract for some corn and we are going to move some the second half of December. I am concerned with quality issues and I want to get these bins cored. I want to be proactive in moving some grain.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseBanners are nice. Success is great. But really, at the end of each Ohio State Fair, it is really about the experience, lessons learned and the people. Though Caroline Winter from Pickaway County has had some success in showmanship and breed shows, those are not the first things she shares about what she loves about the Ohio State Fair.“I have been showing since I could walk. I love hanging out with my friends who are also my competitors,” the 17-year-old said. “In the show ring we compete, but if my friend beats me, I don’t hold it against them. Whatever happens in the show ring, we go get ice cream or play a game of cards — a very competitive game of cards.“Spoons is my favorite card game at the State Fair. We’ll get a big game going and it is a lot of fun. And, for the ice cream, you have to go at the right time because if you don’t the line is wrapping around the building. I go after I show to get a nice treat, cool off and look at the butter cow.”The fun at the Ohio State Fair is the culmination of months of long hours and dedication — something many fairgoers do not always understand.“I love how there are all sorts of different people with all sorts of different backgrounds who come to watch the show. They ask questions and I love talking with them about the cattle,” Caroline said. “A lot of people look forward to seeing the animals and learning about them. I love to talk about the daily care that goes into the animals and what it takes to show them and how much food they actually eat. It is fun talking to them about the animals. I like explaining what I do and why I do it. And yes, they do poop and I do have to clean it up.”This year Caroline (with some help from her older sister Christina) will have three Angus heifers, a Shorthorn cow calf pair, a Shorthorn calf, an Angus steer, a ShorthornPlus steer, and a Maintainer steer at the Ohio State Fair. Many hours go into the care of the cattle leading up to the State Fair but Caroline also has a long set of duties on her family’s crop farm and she trains for fall cross-country in her spare time.“In the mornings in the summer I start with feeding the cattle and getting them in the barn. We rinse every day. When my dad gets home we help with hay, planting, working ground, and harvesting in the fall,” she said. “In the winter we clean the barn and feed a lot of hay. We have a corn-wheat-soybean rotation with another 80 acres of hay — small square bales and big round bales. I help with hay all summer and I am always working with the cattle.”There is plenty of work to be done with the cattle while they are at the State Fair, but in comparison to the normal summer schedule for Caroline, the event is like a vacation.“With the breeding show during the first part of the State Fair, we are in and out so quickly there is not much extra time. But I like the people there, especially in the Shorthorn Breeders Association. They are so nice and friendly. They love their card games and they give out popsicles,” Caroline said. “With the market show later in the Fair, I only have three animals so I can relax a little more. When we are up at the State Fair with the market steers, it is like a vacation away from home and I am able to hang out with my friends and relax. There is way less to take care of compared to the Pickaway County Fair where I had two market steers, a feeder calf, two market lambs, a breeding ewe, and a market hog. Then I went right from county fair to the Shorthorn Junior Nationals in Tennessee. At the county fair or when I’m at home, I have something going on every day.”Of all the species Caroline shows, the cattle are her favorite, which makes her State Fair experience even more special.“With the sheep or pigs, I only have a few months with them. With the cattle, I am working with them year round. You can really see the difference with them starting to trust you and you get this bond with them as they get used to you. Nugget is my Shorthorn cow I’m taking to State Fair. We have gone to many shows together,” Caroline said. “We did the BEST program and other state fairs. Before she had her baby we’d go out here in the lot and play tag. I’d sprint through the pasture and she’d run after me. In the stalls at shows I lay down beside her with my back at the front of the stall and she will lay her head right on me.”Her favorite part of competing with the cattle is showmanship.“I like showmanship. It doesn’t matter how good your animal is,” she said. “It is about how well you can present your animal. The judge is mainly focused on you and I like to show how well I can present my animal.”Caroline will have the unique opportunity to share her showmanship expertise and excitement for the fair this year as a part of the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show on July 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Voinovich Building. For the event, celebrity exhibitors — including some who never set foot in a show ring — will be paired with Ohio 4-H members to try their hand at showing a steer and vying for the judge’s eye. Donors can support each celebrity involved and proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.Caroline will be assisting Matt Barnes, a Columbus News anchor for NBC4 Today, as he makes his initial trip into the show ring to wrangle a steer.“Bill Tom from the Ohio State Fair came to me and asked if I wanted to do this at Beef Expo because I have exhibited for so long. I wanted to do this to return the favor of everyone who has helped me. And I know it is going to a really good cause. I actually know some families who have used the Ronald McDonald House. And it sounded fun,” Caroline said. “I always like teaching people about showing cattle and this gives me another chance to do that. Matt Barnes came down to our county fair to watch me get the steers ready for the show and then watched me show them. He asked some questions about the steers and did a short interview. He has no background with steers. I told him, you have to just relax.Columbus morning television anchorman Matt Barnes came to the Winter farm to practice his showmanship skills before the Dean’s Charity Steer Show. Photo provided by the Winter family.“If you get worked up, the steer will get worked up, so you have to be comfortable with them. Once he gets comfortable we’ll lead the steer around some and get the feet set a few times to practice. Then we’ll work on some more of the details. Matt seems pretty excited about it. He asked me if I’ve ever taught someone in one day before. I think he seems very willing to try. If he tries and gives his best effort then he will do pretty well.”Caroline is really looking forward to the event and the Ohio State Fair as a whole. She is hoping to celebrate some State Fair success with some cold, chocolate ice cream from the dairy building. And, like every exhibitor at the fair, she would love a new banner to hang in the barn, but Caroline knows the experience, lessons learned and the people make every year a success at the Ohio State Fair no matter what the outcome in the show ring.To find out more about the Dean’s Charity Steer Show and make a donation today at cfaes.osu.edu/deanscharitysteershow.Long months of hard work are an important part of taking competitive cattle to show at the Ohio State Fair.
Difficulty: 1Terrain: 2 Have you ever had the feeling while out in the woods caching that someone was watching you? Maybe someone was!The text at the top of the “Trollhaugen” cache page is a warning to some, a siren call of adventure to others.To find this cache, park your car along old Highway 99, not too far north of Seattle. Get out, and as quickly as humanly possible follow the GPS into a very green, seemingly empty stretch of forest. There you will make the same surprising discovery which the owner of this geocache once made: the Trollhaugen House.Inside Trollhaugen you’ll find at least one big-nosed surprise… but this is no place for spoilers!The Cache Owner, roadboss123, came up with the idea for the cache after finding a cache with a similar setup in Ohio — though the woody location for Trollhaugen was roadboss123’s own adaptation.“There’s not a lot of maintenance involved in the cache for the most part, everybody’s been good about keeping it as they found it the only problem seems to be not logging coins but that’s a problem for all of Geocaching.”With 273 favorite points, this cache is one of the most highly-favorited in the area, and it’s definitely worth a visit… even if you’re a little bit afraid of trolls.Creative caches like this one are a joy to find. The Cache Owner knows this firsthand: “All of my favorites are ones that took me somewhere I’ve never been or to something that I never expected.”Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Traditional CacheGC37KA1by roadboss123 Location: Washington, United StatesN 48° 14.554 W 122° 14.797 SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 9, 2011February 9, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”Horka Pumpenhaus — Geocache of the WeekNovember 23, 2016In “Community”