Monday, July 29, 2013

Humboldt's Farm Bureau Turns 100

Posted By on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM

A crowd of dairy people – including a princess! -- spent a fine afternoon in the old mill lot and field behind the Samoa Cookhouse last Saturday, celebrating the Humboldt County Farm Bureau's 100th anniversary. In fact, Humboldt's farm bureau was the first formed in the state (back in 1913, of course), and the second in the nation.

There was a pie contest – the winning one a tart-sweet, heavenly-pastried peach pie baked by Sandre Dale, who was awarded 100 bucks.

click to enlarge Lots of winning pies. - HEIDI WALTERS
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  • Lots of winning pies.

There was melon catapulting by two teams operating towering trebuchets (one more towering than the other, and both sadly a bit far off to the right in this photo):

click to enlarge Waiting for the melons to fly. - HEIDI WALTERS
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  • Waiting for the melons to fly.

And more fun, including a competition of barn pictures strung along the walls of the cookhouse's entryway; train car tours and speeder rides; ice cream served up by 2013 Dairy Princess Andrea Guggenbickler and two of her princess alternates, Emily Dale and Paxton Woodward;

click to enlarge 2013 Dairy Princess Andrea Guggenbickler and her second alternate, Paxton Woodward, serving up some ice cream at the Farm Bureau party. - HEIDI WALTERS
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  • 2013 Dairy Princess Andrea Guggenbickler and her second alternate, Paxton Woodward, serving up some ice cream at the Farm Bureau party.

and displays of some venerable (and some newer)  Humboldt farm families:

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