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2009 Adult writing contest and youth art winners

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The holidays have a special meaning to all of us. It could be the sights and sounds of the children sled riding down the hill behind the farm house or the late nights making holiday treats in the kitchen. Or it could be the traditions we have in our families that we celebrate every year. […]

Holiday writing contest, youth division 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas stories of love, wishes, lessons learned and animals filled our mailbox and inboxes in the past few weeks and we couldn’t have been happier here at the Farm and Dairy! The stories gave us the jolt we needed to get into the holiday spirit. The judges had a tough time picking the winners but […]

Revenge of the… Cows?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tyler Moff Berlin Center, Ohio Age:10 I was out doing chores. It was Christmas Eve. I did all my chores but I forgot one. This chore that I forgot led to a nice, hilarious Christmas-haying the cows. I went inside and got ready for bed, wondering what would be under the tree tomorrow. I was […]

Electric Santa

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Honorable mention: Veronica Easterday, 14, of North Bloomfield Beep! Beep! Beep! Santa lazily covered his head with his pillow trying to block out the disturbing beeps of his alarm clock. Subconsciously, pushing the snooze button, he snuggled into his warm electric blanket, “Just five more minutes.” Fifteen minutes passed and the alarm didn’t beep. An […]

A Christmas Surprise

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Abigail Langmeyer Age: 7 Cortland, Ohio There was a little girl named Jane who lived on a farm in Texas. She wanted a cat for Christmas, but her Mom and Dad said “no.” Jane said this cat will be my friend and help me with my chores. Maybe Santa will bring if to your said […]

Christmas Wishes

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Rachel Barkley Age: 11 Uhrichsville, OH Mary sighed. All she had ever wanted for Christmas previous years had been a horse. But now she had pushed wanting a horse to the back of her mind. Mary’s mother was horribly sick. She’d been sick for a very long time. Every night, Mary prayed that her mother […]

A coal camp Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Second place: Alex Keck, 17, of Hanoverton, Ohio It was early December of 1933, the height of the Great Depression in the tiny Pennsylvania coal mining town of Dunbar. The rows of company houses coated with black coal dust cast a bleak silhouette against the cold gray sky. Ida was 9-years-old and she along her […]

A Cat’s Christmas Dream

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Athena Pantelides, 10 yrs. Louisville, Ohio Snowla the cat was watching the snow fall outside of her house. Snowla’s owner spoiled her. You see Snowla’s house was a huge mansion, and Snowla’s owner had a big golden retriever. The dog’s name is Carla. Carla didn’t want to scare away cats but just the sight of […]

2009 Children, Holiday art and writing contest

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas stories of love, wishes, lessons learned and animals filled our mailbox and inboxes in the past few weeks and we couldn’t have been happier here at the Farm and Dairy! The stories gave us the jolt we needed to get into the holiday spirit. The judges had a tough time picking the winners but […]

Marie’s Christmas miracle

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Eileen Gress, 16, of Shreve, Ohio It was Christmas Eve, and Marie sat in her rocking chair. She was thinking about Christmas and how her husband, Mark, wouldn’t be there to celebrate with her and her daughter. I know that they needed more troops in Iraq, but why over the holiday season? How can we […]

The Christmas gift

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Abbey Benninghoff Bessemer, Pa. Age 17 Honorable mention Up at dawn, doing chores at six years of age may sound crazy, but for Grace, she thrived on that repetition. Now with the new baby in the family, her father needed the help in the barn. The first white blanket of snow had fallen, unexpectedly, […]

There is joy: A true story

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Anna Perkins Westfield Township, Ohio Age 16 Winner Family. A Christmas tree. Singing carols on a neighbor’s doorstep. Watching her children’s delight at receiving the special gifts she had made for them. Bob’s present for her. His love. Shirley blinked away tears as these thoughts crossed her mind, the thoughts of what Christmas used […]

A friend for Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Jaclyn Krymowski Hinckley, Ohio Age 12 Honorable Mention Sarah watched the winter snow fall fast, thick and heavy. This would be the loneliest Christmas ever. For it was Christmas Eve and all of Hickory Town was expecting a railroad to cut through it, bringing food, people and supplies. But it had passed them right […]

The meaning of Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Destini Smith Vickery, Ohio Age 12 Winner De was in school. It was the end of the day, right before the bell rang, when her teacher, Mrs. Dunn, said, “Don’t forget about the school Christmas play practice tomorrow.” So when De and Taylor (De’s best friend) were walking home, De asked, “ What is […]

The believer

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Carlee Dunham Castalia, Ohio Age 11 Honorable Mention Once upon a Christmas Eve, a young boy named Charlie did not believe in Santa Claus. He simply told his parents he did not want to have a Christmas this year. His younger sister, Faith, was getting milk and cookies for Santa. She was just so […]

The Christmas tree

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Brandon Hozian Kirtland, Ohio Age 11 Winner There once was an evergreen tree that got planted in a forest. It wanted to grow to be a great big tree that would decorate a fabulous mansion for Christmas and children can find their gifts under. When this tree got cut down to be sold, the […]

Simon’s Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Tori Miller Vickery, Ohio Age 8 Honorable Mention “Mom, I’m going to bed,” said Sierra, yawning. But before she went to bed, she looked at her calendar. “Yay! Tomorrow is Christmas! I have to tell Simon,” she said. Simon was standing there in his pajamas. “Simon, it’s Christmas tomorrow,” shouted Sierra. “What is so […]

Santa’s wish

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Danielle Schumaker Loudonville, Ohio Age 9 Winner The North Pole postman is as busy as can be as millions of children across the world send their Christmas wish lists to Santa. Santa reads each and every letter and then he and his elves get to work. Teddy asked Santa for a wooden sled. Tim […]

Georgia and the pumpkins

Monday, December 22, 2008

By Asa Eddy Chesterland, Ohio Age 5 Honorable Mention Once upon a time there was a pumpkin and a little girl. The girl’s name was Georgia and she picked the ripe, ripe, orange pumpkin. After it was picked she noticed 1,000 more. So she cooked pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ice […]

The robot farm

Monday, December 22, 2008

By David Krymowski Hinckley, Ohio Age 7 Winner Once there was a robot farm. One of the workers on the farm was a robot named Rusty. Rusty had the job of herding the cattle through the pasture. It was an unusual rainy Christmas Eve day. The rain poured down so much it rusted Rusty. He […]

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