This year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show saw participation and some awards for folks in Wyoming County.
The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show ran from Jan. 5 to Jan. 12 in Harrisburg, giving Pennsylvanians a chance to show off livestock, homegrown garden picks, wine and more.
Don Sherwood brought home several awards for his horses this year, including eight firsts in the halter Belgian category.
Other noteworthy awards include a second and third in Belgian men’s cart; a second and third in Belgian ladies cart; a first in reserve champion ladies cart; a second in tandem hitch; seconds in six-horse hitch, four-horse hitch and unicorn hitch; and thirds in team hitch and feed scurry.
Lorah Reese and Judd Fitz competed in the ladies and men’s cart competitions, Sherwood said.
“We had a good show. We won grand champion gelding on BDS Storm’s Bruce, a 6-year-old gelding we won with before,” Sherwood said. “I was very pleased to win grand champion stallion on a home-raised young stallion, SGF Baton Rouge.”
Sherwood has been showing horses at the Farm Show with Gary Groves, who together own Sherwood Groves Farms, since 1988.
“It’s fun because you have different horses to show different years. If you raise some new ones, it’s fun to take them down and see how they do,” Sherwood said.
Groves’ granddaughter Addison Ostrowski, 12, brought home a third place award for her heifer calf as well.
“It was quite amazing,” she said of the experience.
Tunkhannock’s Nimble Hill Winery & Brewery also brought home medals from the Farm Show for its wines, including gold medals for the 2015 Gruner Veltliner and the 2016 Late Harvest Frontenac Gris; a silver medal for the 2016 Toczko Vineyard Riesling; and a bronze medal for
the 2016 Cabernet Franc/Lemberger.