On October 20, 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture will be at the Y Worry Farm in Davidsonville, Maryland for the event that had to be cancelled earlier in October. The band Big Money will play and the event will go on as previously scheduled.
There will be sheep herding at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. "It should be a wonderful day for the family to come out to the farm and enjoy pony rides, music, and food. The Farm Bureau will be here with displays and there will be a tent set up with information," Mark Scible, Sr, said.
Family fun activities will include a scarecrow station, corn maze, and the Maryland Agriculture Showcase. Y Worry Farm is owned by Jack Scible and is now farmed by his two sons, Mark Scible and David Scible. The brothers are assisted by their cousin Pete Wagner and Mark Scible's wife, Betsy Scible and their son Mark, Jr.
The past two weeks have been hard on all facets of the small business community. "We are grain farmers, hay farmers, wheat and soy bean farmers. I consider myself to be a small business man," Scible said. The Pumpkin Patch started on October 5th in the midst of the government shutdown. Scible said the past week has been very tough on his small business. "We are hoping that this week will help to turn things around," the small business man said.
The Y Worry Farm survived the government shutdown before and hopefully with loyal customers they will recover from the financial uncertainty that the entire nation faced the first two weeks of October 2013. Jack Scible has weathered many storms and financial calamities in his long life. As he surveyed the family farm he had led for over 60 years, he watched the families with their small children in the little red wagons, and he said, "There is nothing like life on the farm."
After watching America come to the brink of financial disaster spending a day on the Y Worry Farm seems like a very good idea.
On Sunday October 20th families can experience a real farm with goats, sheep, chickens, geese, and lots of pumpkins. The Y Worry Farm is just off Route 50 at the Davidsonville exit toward Crofton. The Pumpkin Patch is open now through Halloween.