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4-H News Rough ‘n’ Ready Riders
Mt. View Garden Club Update

4-H News Rough ‘n’ Ready Riders

Recently, several members of the Rough ‘n’ Ready Riders 4-H club performed a Reining Demonstration at Meadow Pond Stable in Little Meadows, PA. Club president Shayna Carey, Crysta Carey, and Meghan Honeyford all fulfilled a project requirement by demonstrating this skill to their club and leaders. The girls have been taking lessons from Melissa Geertgens at the stable for two months for this discipline of riding. Riding the specially trained horses, each girl demonstrated patterns of circles, spins and stops, done at a lope, the fastest of western horse gaits.

Pictured (l-r) are: Meghan Honeyford on Jackie, Crysta Carey on Harry, and Shayna Carey on Chance.

Carl Ernst, owner of Meadow Pond stable explained the aspects of Reining competition and concluded the event doing a complicated pattern of circles, fast spins and sliding stops on his horse Walter, even without aid of a bridle.

Are you interested in joining 4H? There are many different projects to pursue and clubs to join. Contact the Susquehanna County Extension office at 278-1158 for more general information, or hitch up with the Rough ‘n’ Ready Riders at their next meeting, April 20, 6 p.m. It will be held at club leader Jen Joines’ place, Unity Stables. Call her at 663-2703 for directions and more information.

News Reporter: Meghan Honeyford

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Mt. View Garden Club Update

The Mountain View Garden Club held their April meeting at the Municipal Building in Clifford on Thursday evening, April 12. Guest speaker was Paul Epsom from Greystone Gardens. Paul Epsom is also the Victory Garden's garden correspondent, hosting the series' "Tried and True" segments and providing viewers with indispensable advice and gardening guidance. He's featured on WNEP's Home and Back Yard TV program. In 2003 and 2004 Paul won the Garden Globe award for his work on both of these programs. His presentation was about perennials that will grow in our area, what performs well and what to avoid. He offered tips on light, soil conditions and moisture as well. This very interesting program was followed by a brief business meeting and refreshments.

Future projects for the Garden Club include road side clean up on a portion of Route 106, assisting the Clifford CTCA in tree plantings and maintaining the trees and planting previously done.

The annual Perennial Sale and Plant Exchange will be held on Sunday, June 3 at Crystal Lake. You are welcome to bring perennials to exchange or just come and purchase those available. Look for future notice of time and directions to this event.

The 2007 dues are payable by June 1. Checks can made out to the Mountain View Garden Club and mailed to Helene Tinsley, RR 1, Box 95T, Union Dale PA 18470 or paid at the May meeting. The May meeting will be held at 6:30 on the 16th at the home of JoAnn Hall.

If anyone is interested in joining the Garden Club, please call JoAnn Hall at (570) 222–3591 or e-mail at for additional information.

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