History in action at Allen County Farm Park


By Merri Hanjora - [email protected]



Ralph Shroyer (right), of Anna, explains how to use his antique to Jim Oen, of Wapakoneta, during a past Old Fashioned Farm Days. Shroyer is a member of the Area Horses and Harness Club.


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Kurt Shroyer, of Anna, plows Saturday with his horses Mike (left) and Fred during a past Area Horses in Harness Club’s annual Old Fashioned Farm Days at the Allen County Farm Park in Lima. Mike and Fred are Percherons.


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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Old Fashioned Farm Days

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Rain dates April 29 and 30)

WHERE: Allen County Farm Park, 1582 Slabtown Road, Lima

ADMISSION: Free

LIMA — History buffs are in for a treat Saturday and Sunday during the Area Horses in Harness Club’s Old Fashioned Farm Days at the Allen County Farm Park.

“The Area Horse and Harness Club farms 18 acres with a combination of draft horses and antique tractors. There will be a few teams of horses plowing or discing and a few antique tractors doing the same thing,” said Mark Mohr, land steward. “They are planting oats in one field and soybeans in the other field this year.”

Spectators are encouraged to come close to the action.

“Oh yes, they are welcome to walk along the edge of the field and watch up close,” said Mohr.

The horses are a big draw for this event.

“There are a lot of horse lovers out there that enjoy seeing the horses. There’s not very many places that hold plow days anymore, so there’s people that bring their horses from other counties from like three or four counties away. It draws the people that have the horses, too,” said Mohr.

Old Fashioned Farm Days can occur during dry weather only, so if it’s wet, the rain date is April 29 and 30.

“If they want to know if it’s going on, check the park district website at www.johnnyappleseedparks.com to see if it’s been changed to the rain date. It will be on the park district Facebook: Johnny Appleseed Parks and website,” said Mark Mohr.

Ralph Shroyer (right), of Anna, explains how to use his antique to Jim Oen, of Wapakoneta, during a past Old Fashioned Farm Days. Shroyer is a member of the Area Horses and Harness Club.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_PlowDays04cardinal-1.jpgRalph Shroyer (right), of Anna, explains how to use his antique to Jim Oen, of Wapakoneta, during a past Old Fashioned Farm Days. Shroyer is a member of the Area Horses and Harness Club. The Lima News file
Kurt Shroyer, of Anna, plows Saturday with his horses Mike (left) and Fred during a past Area Horses in Harness Club’s annual Old Fashioned Farm Days at the Allen County Farm Park in Lima. Mike and Fred are Percherons.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_PlowDays06cardinal-1.jpgKurt Shroyer, of Anna, plows Saturday with his horses Mike (left) and Fred during a past Area Horses in Harness Club’s annual Old Fashioned Farm Days at the Allen County Farm Park in Lima. Mike and Fred are Percherons. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

[email protected]

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Old Fashioned Farm Days

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Rain dates April 29 and 30)

WHERE: Allen County Farm Park, 1582 Slabtown Road, Lima

ADMISSION: Free

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

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