July 6, 2006

Protecting lake; baking cakes

Dryden is filled with streams and creeks, most of which flow into Cayuga Lake. Whatever goes in the streams here ends up there, making protecting the lake a much larger project than policing its edges. Recognizing that, the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network gave out Lake-Friendly Farm Awards to a number of area farms for their hard work in keeping the lake clean. Lew Lin Farms in Dryden was one of the recipients:

"We sell milk, and we want people to think we have a good business,? said Lewie Stuttle, owner of award-winning Lew Lin Farm in Dryden.

Lew Lin Farm was recognized for its rotational grazing system, which is good for the environment because it naturally and evenly spreads manure and does not strip land of nutrients.

“We're pretty proud of our grazing system,? Stuttle said. “It keeps everything green.?

Lew Lin Farm also has a barrier around the stream near the farm. The cows are watered by the farm's well as opposed to being able to drink from the natural source.

“That's not the best thing for the streams because the cows do more than drink water,? Anderson said, “they leave deposits.?

The Journal also reports on Dryden native Marion Cardwell-Ferrer pastries, cakes, and sweets in an article on her Lansing business, Sincredible Pastries. She started out in Dryden:

A crucial event in that progression was her effort, in her freshman year at Tompkins Cortland Community College, to earn some cash for Christmas. With the help of her mom, who was an employee of the school, she advertised a service selling Christmas cookies and other edible gifts. Within three days she had $500 worth of orders.

By the next semester she had moved from TC3 to culinary school.

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