October 2014

East Pike Lending Library, a lovely building with a special story

For the first time my husband and I took part in the Pike County Fall Color Drive. One of the towns along this gloriously beautiful countryside was the small burg of Detroit. We checked out a bake sale, a doll collection and spied a lovely old brick building with a table of books outside. Curious […]

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Come to the 3rd Annual Craft Fair at Trinity Luthern Church Oct. 25th

Fall festivals are what October is made of. Apple cider, turning leaves and festivals bring out the best in us. At the end of the month, my eye always turns towards the holidays and I start to look for the best gift ideas. Craft fairs offer a unique opportunity to find those handmade and collectible […]

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P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Home, an oasis of garden and gracious living!

After studying up on P. Allen Smith, I must say the man is quite impressive, this farmer/nurseryman is an author, TV host, gardener, chef and designer and all of those elements are obvious at his garden mountain retreat outside of Little Rock Arkansas. P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Home is open for tours and I […]

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Pecking away in the Governor's Lawn

On the bus tour to garden destinations in Arkansas, Harry Lewis and his wife Shelly were our guides along with Anne Kramer who planned the trip. During the trip I found out that along with keeping the lawn in tip top shape that Lewis, the, Executive Mansion Horticulturist also has a flock of hens at […]

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Head for the water and the boatel!

My brother in law Wayne used to sing the praises of a place called the Boatel that was located in Naples, Illinois along the Illinois River. I never got a chance to venture that way and enjoy the fabled catfish before this cultural icon suffered a blazing fire that it could not recover from. This […]

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