The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 3, 1970 · Page 33
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 33

Frederick, Maryland
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Wednesday, June 3, 1970
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THE NEWS, Itatefcfc, Miijliai Even Calves Take Medicine Visit To Zimmerman Dairy Farm Tractor Rides In Hay Wagons Thrill For Kindergarten Children A Frederick County farm family near Adamstown makes it possible every year for hundreds of "city kids" to visit their farm and to experience all the thrills of life that can only be enjoyed on a farm . .. everything from seeing a seed planted to actually milking a cow - the old-fashioned way... and the new. Samuel G. Zimmerman operates a 189-acre Holstein dairy farm, plus another large adjacent farm, just off Ballenger Creek Pike and Cap Stine Road, near Adamstown and Eastalco. : Several school groups visit the farm during the spring, but one of the annual visiting groups is the Good Shepherd Christian Kindergarten, and these little pre-schoolers really get the thrill of their lives, as shown in the accompanying pictures taken by Mrs* George Stop, kindergarten director. In preparation for the visit, the Zimmerman family goes to special efforts to get the farm in tip-top'shape, safe and sound for the kiddies. . The children start their visit about 9:30 a»m. and wind up at 11; 30 or later (and it usually runs much later). They see seeds planted, plants growing, Holstein cows eating the plants. They see newborn calves nursing and being fed and taking medicine. They see cows being washed and milked, mechanically, and even receive a demonstration of milking by hand. Some of them even try their hand at this task. They see goats, chickens and this year even saw a new litter of puppies. They see what happens to the milk from the time it is taken from the cow until it is taken to the plant, pasteurized and packaged for sale to the consumer - maybe even their homes. They are amazed at how clean and sanitary everything is in the dairy farm milk buildings and the milk plant The Zimmermans sell their milk to High's and the visit is timed so that the children can witness the milk going from the cow, through the pipeline milkers, into the chilling and holding tanks, then into the milk tank trucks and on to the processing plant. One of the highlights of the day is a straw ride on a tractor- pulled wagon, and a look at all the farm machinery. It's an experience of a lifetime. Nothing So Nice As A New Puppy Chicky Peeps Hatched At Kindergarten Presented To Zimmermans Tank Of Milk--Straight From Cows Children Petting Calf Truck Picks Up Milk For Local Dairy Playing In A Hay Loft I iNEWSPA'PERr SPAFERf

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