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Special to The Herald-MailThis is the 193rd in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. Crickhollow Farm is part of the Beaver Creek community that built up around an early mill in the 18th century. This farm faces both the creek...
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The year 1862 turned out to be a big year for Washington County and the United States. On Sept. 17, 1862 — 150 years ago — two armies collided outside the sleepy little town of Sharpsburg along the banks of Antietam Creek. That day would...
firstname.lastname@example.orgI've often thought modern humans would be wise to look to earlier generations for guidelines on how to live well individually and in groups. So I was intrigued in late 2011 when my wife said she was going to follow the so-called "Paleolithic diet" for...
email@example.comAgricultural literacy is a large concern of mine, and sort of a cause, if you will. My concern was heightened when I read about a survey conducted by a British charity called LEAF, which revealed that only 40 percent of young adults associated cows with...
firstname.lastname@example.orgLivestock, plants and tractors took center stage Friday on Farm Day at Smithsburg High School. Some members of the school’s Future Farmers of America even showed up on tractors as part of Drive Your Tractor to School Day, which was tied to the...
Tractor Supply Co. held a grand opening April 28 at 1040 Somerset Blvd. in Charles Town. The event featured antique tractors, animals, pedal car races for children and product demonstrations. Food vendors also were on-site. The Charles Town location...
With spring, tractors return to the fields and with them arrives a fading conflict of contrasting lifestyles — the slow, rural pace of our agricultural heritage up against a rat race of harried people who are so busy that a few minutes spent...
email@example.com“Help, I’m hurt,” screamed Jason Owings, who laid in the woods reeling in pain from a wound to his left arm. The scene looked and sounded real, but it wasn’t. It was part of trauma-scenario training on Friday at Penn State Mont...
West Virginia orchards that had gone into bloom early have been hit hard by recent frosts, state agriculture officials said. Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass said Friday that his staff has been getting reports of substantial damage, and Hampshire...
Nominations are sought for the 2012 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test. The test is open to goat breeders from any state, who may consign up to five male goats to the test. Eligible goats of any breed or breed cross must have been...
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The 2012 Washington County Envirothon was held April 20 at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor Education Center at Fairview. Ten teams from Boonsboro, Clear Spring and Smithsburg were on hand for the competition. Students were tested with hands-on...
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