The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

September 20, 2013

2013 Farm Crawl coming up in October

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 from 11:00 am – 5:00pm

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PELLA —

 Crooked Gap Farm (Ethan & Rebecca Book) - A good representation of contemporary homesteading, the Books started their farm on an empty 40 acre piece that had been fallow fields and timber for many years.  They heritage and rare breed animals including woodlot pigs, grass-fed cattle, pastured lambs, pastured rabbit, pastured broilers, laying hens and guinea fowl.  Purchase meat and hand made soap.  Blacksmith demonstrations throughout the day.

 Dan-D Farms (Dan Dennison & Family) - 20 acre Corn Maze, racing pigs, barn yard animals, hay rides, giant slide, and pick-your-own pumpkins.  Refreshments available.

 Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch (John & Joy Pierce) - Thousands of different pumpkins, squashes, gourds, decorative corn and Halloween celebration décor.  Enjoy brisket or pork sandwiches, jumbo hotdogs and all the fixings.

 Reichert’s Dairy Air (Lois & Jack Reichert) - A small goat herd, micro-dairy with custom built milking barn and cheese-making plant.  Sample several varieties of delicious, award-winning, artisan cheeses and see the goat herd. Guests: Grape Escape Winery (Pleasantville) and The Stamps Family Farm (heritage pork from Chariton).

 Schneider Orchard (Arnie & Jane Schneider) - Stroll through the orchard, enjoy fresh fruit pie ala-mode, apple crisp and caramel apples. Tractor wagon rides for kids through the orchard.  Chariton FFA will be doing games and activities for the kids. We will have rope making demonstrations plus Pipers Candies will be on the grounds with special treats.

 White Breast Pottery and Weaving  (Sharon Seuferer & Carol Oliver) - Visitors will see how local clay, from beneath the waters of White Breast Creek, is used in making pottery that reflects the area.  View the beautiful loom-woven rugs made onsite.  Visit a herd of  miniature horses.  Pottery, broom-making and loom demonstrations.  Live music and refreshments.  Live music and refreshments. Guest: Marlys Sowers, basket weaving.

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