June 2016

Wheat cutting Farmall 450 style

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The day was hot and the sun was high in the sky during the last full week in June when Joe and Carol McGrath decided to cut their winter wheat.  They invited a few nearby neighbors and we had the pleasure of dining on some fine home cooking and seeing a beautiful 1956 Farmall 450 […]

The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site - We Found It!

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This past week, my mom and I toured the amazing Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.  Located in New Madrid, Missouri, home to the largest Earth Quakes in American history, the home is a lovely grand home built by William and Amanda Hunter.  The Hunters had a dry goods store they called “the Crystal Palace” as well […]

Midwest Charity Horse Show Comes to Springfield

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I admit, I am not a horse woman, but today when I visited the Illinois State Fair Grounds to cover the ribbon cutting celebrating 75 years for the Midwest Charity Horse Show, I was reminded all over again why the fair grounds and this event is a big deal.  Dignitaries galore were at the ribbon […]

A Farm Tour in Christian County

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A couple things, one did you know that a cool way to see the country side and learn what’s what in your area is to check out your local Farm Bureau and see what tours and events they have to offer?  I did not until my cousin Carrie Steinweg sent me a message asking how […]

Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments.  Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business.  I have always had […]