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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Old-time farming


April 20, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Tom Hennigar, of St. John, drives a two-mule team during the Palouse Empire Threshing Association Spring Farming Days event at the Whitman County Fairgrounds, outside of Colfax, Saturday, April 15.

COLFAX - The Palouse Empire Threshing Association Spring Farming Days occurred last weekend, April 15 through the 16.

Organizer Mike Schwartz confirmed that they successfully harrowed, fertilized, and fed.

He stated that it's all ready for harvest on Labor Day weekend.

"The weather crop did well," he said, noting that it rained right at the end of Sunday afternoon.

"Other than that, it was good conditions," he added.

Schwartz stated that the turnout seemed very good, and he is thankful to those who watched and participated.

"People from Oregon and Montana were the farthest ones that ca...

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