Down on the Farm at the Western Fair

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

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Their is no place like home, unless your home happens to be a farm. The Western fair just finished for the year, including the agriculture building but that doesn’t mean the farmers have stopped plowing.

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This year the fair had two areas dedicated to the agriculture and animals. With over 800 animals attending the fair this year, you could say the barn was alittle full. They hosted multiple shows over the course of ten days including Cowboy Fred Country C’more Corral. Cowboy Fred teaches the public about pigs and horses. This includes what they eat, how much exercise they get, and how smart these animals really hard while trying to make it entertaining ¬†all at the same time.

There were other farmers that don’t own animals but they do farm their food. All natural, fresh produce. Ruth Easton is the owner of Urban farms. Its located in St.Thomas and they grow fresh produce all year around. How do they do that? With machines called “growing racks”. These rack have LED lights that slowly grow these plants from seedlings. It takes anywhere from 4-10 weeks depending on the plants.

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The Western fair has been going since 1868, back then the majority of the fair consisted of agriculture and animals. The fair still has quite a strong farming community and it won’t be slowing down anytime soon

 

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