Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fighting Canker Worms with Aerial Spraying by Helicopter in Shannondale

The fight to stop the defoliation of Shannondale, WV by cankerworms, better known as inch worms, took to the skies this morning.  The Shannondale Gypsy Moth Committee hired Helicopter Applicators Inc. (HAI) out of Gettysburg, PA to do the actual application to the area. They used Foray 48B Btk which is a bacterium that only affects caterpillars and will not harm other types of insects, fish, birds or mammals.

Helicopter Applicators Inc spraying in Shannondale

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spending a Saturday Morning at Sled Fest

We once again made the road trip to Duncannon, PA for Sled Fest.  This show has grown to capacity in just a few short years. It is held near the Old Sled Works which was the home to the Lightning Guider manufacturing facility. The show is opened to all pre '72 vehicles but if you want a parking spot plan on being there early. The Hooligans Car Club does a good job of parking cars to maximize the use of the small lot.

Classic Chevy at Sled Fest

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Visit to The Martinsburg Roundhouse Center

If you want to visit the Martinsburg Roundhouse Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia you can currently do so by appointment only. We were the only ones on the Saturday visit that my wife had arranged. This gave us plenty of time to explore and photograph the large former B&O railroad complex. Our two guides for the morning were Bill Taylor, a former Martinsburg B&O roundhouse employee, and Stedman Howard, Chairman of the Berkley County Roundhouse Authority. The Berkley County Roundhouse Authority has done a great job so far in trying to restore the facility into a usable space. Compare photos from 2001 to today to see the difference.

Inside the West Roundhouse in Martinsburg, WV

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Getting Some Sweet Goodness at the PA Maple Festival

There is nothing like a small town festival to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. A place where it feels like the entire town turns out to help. The Pennsylvania Maple Festival in Meyersdale, PA is just such an event. If you look at any one thing about the festival it might not seem worth the effort to visit but once you add everything together you get something pretty special.

PA Maple Festival - Meyersdale, PA

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Photos from the Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA Swap Meet

We braved the bitter cold and snow squalls to do some shopping at the Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA Swap Meet. Held at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, this swap meet is now in its 45th year.

Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA Swap Meet