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    Rebekah
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    2013 Draft Animal-Power Field Days
    Coming September 28 & 29 to Barton, Vermont with featured presenter: “Doc” Doug Hammill

    DAPNet is excited to announce this year’s Draft Animal-Power Field Days to be held at the Orleans County Fair Grounds, located directly off I-91, exit 25 in Vermont. Draft Animal-Power Field Days, formerly known as Northeast Animal-Power Field Days, has been held since 2007 in both Tunbridge, VT and Amherst, MA; and has attracted hundreds of spectators and participants to each event. Select, experienced teamsters and drovers bring their horses, oxen and mules to demonstrate both basic and advanced animal power applications. Come to learn more about working with draft animals or just come to watch them in action!
    Doc Hammill (dochammill.com) will be the featured presenter, offering demonstrations of horse training and more. We will also have a strong set of workshops focused on training and working steers, yoke selection & fit, working a single ox and more. There will be an area dedicated to demonstrating and discussing the use of draft animal-power in the market garden. Other sessions will address animal management, health and wellness. We’ll have some technical discussions around pricing logging jobs, selecting an appropriate animal or team and other relevant topics. There will be field demos including haying and plowing with draft animals and moving logs in the yard. The weekend will be filled with opportunities to ask questions, get answers, join discussions and see equipment up close, in use, and for sale. Listen in and ask questions at roundtable discussions on many topics.
    Make your travel plans soon as there will be many leaf peepers in town as well! You can find information about lodging in the area at travelthekingdom.com. Camping and RV hookups are available at the fairgrounds. With many covered spaces, even if the weather is hot or wet, there will still be plenty to see and do under cover. There will also be a large vendor area with relevant books, periodicals, equipment, information and more. For more information, ticket prices, directions, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit http://draftanimalpower.com/dap-field-days.
    Please note that draft animals are allowed by invitation or pre-arrangement only. Contact our Teamster Coordinator, Jen Judkins at jenjudkins930@gmail.com for more information.

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