Busy day at Rosevine Farm
The Stormont County Plowmens Association held their 2021 Stormont County Plowing Match on Sat., Oct. 9 at Rosevine Farms in North Stormont. There was plenty of action, with 57 participants competing at the event. Thompson Goddard Photo
BERWICK – The sun was shining all day when the Stormont County Plowmens Association held their 2021 Stormont County Plowing Match (SCON) on Sat., Oct. 9 at Rosevine Farms owned by Barrie, Lill, Kelsey and Cassidy Smith and located at 2558 Goldfield Road in North Stormont.
Lill explained the plowing match was held on a 22-acre portion of their farm and throughout the day visitors were able to watch as competitors plowed as straight a furrow as possible.
Jean-Guy Thivierge of Hammond was one of the competitors and plowed using a 1943 W4 McCormick-Deering Standard at the match. When asked if he was enjoying the event, he replied with a resounding “yes!”, before continuing the weather was wonderful and it was nice to see people again.
Kelsey Smith, the 2021 president of the SCPW, commented there were 57 people participating in the event which featured horse, antique and modern plowing which also included five individuals from Stormont County 4-H.
Smith explained points awarded at this competition will help determine who will be competing at the 2022 International Plowing Match scheduled for Sept. 20 to 24 in the Municipality of North Grenville. The 2021 Queen of the Furrow for Stormont County is Cassidy Smith. She explained the competition generally consists of a prepared speech, interview and then plowing during the SCPM. Cassidy commented she is “very happy and excited to represent the Stormont County Plowmen’s Association at the 2022 International Plowing Match in Grenville County.”
With registration beginning at 9 a.m. and plowing continuing throughout the day, there were in all probability a lot of tired but happy people as the day ended.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.