October 2016

Happy Halloween wherever you may roam

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The leaves they are a skittering Falling like a dervish to the ground. The trees are sighing loudly It’s Hallowed Eve all around. My black cat is on his porch swing His yellow eyes aglow Little ones are donning their costumes Gathering candy to and fro. I gave my love a card now A silly […]

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Pike County's Civil War Flag & Historic Museums!

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The 3rd weekend of October is a special time in Illinois’s Pike County. The Fall Color Drive brings visitors to this county known for their large white-tail deer population.  While that is a draw, I also found that the county and Pittsfield in particular has a lot of history. With field work almost wrapped up,we took the […]

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Fall Harvest Auction Brings

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Auctions offer an opportunity to obtain items you are looking for, they are a social experience a chance to see old friends and they offer an opportunity to see rare and different old iron. This was true at the recent Fall Harvest Auction held  October 21 and 22, 2016 at Aumann Auctions in Nokomis, Illinois.  […]

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A Tour of Voss Pecans Top Ten Things I learned!

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I love pecans and when I got the chance to go on a tour of Voss Pecans, the only commercial pecan farm in Illinois I jumped.  The tour went on all day, with nut growers coming in the morning, and Trees Forever Members touring in the afternoon.  Keith and I came to the afternoon session […]

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The Mooney Collection, an art offering at the Charles City, Iowa Public Library

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It is quite amazing to find a world class art collection on display at a public library, but that is just what the Charles City Public Library in Charles City, Iowa has to offer.  They have a gallery that the public can come and enjoy. The exhibit includes 77 old master prints from the collection […]

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Guest post from Sara Artley, Water Rites!

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On a recent trip to Eastern Oregon, I stayed at the beautiful Cornucopia Lodge.  Sara Artley and her husband Jeff manage the lodge and I dined with them the evening of my stay.  Besides eating a wonderful dinner, I had the chance to get to know the Artley’s and hear some of the amazing stories […]

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Peace and Tranquility at the Red Cedar Lodge

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Picture a full kitchen that you can cook in, a deck looking out on the Cedar River, a path that leads to the water, a fireplace,  a master bedroom, bedroom and loft and you get an idea of what the Red Cedar Lodge has to offer.   There are three lovely log-sided cabin vacation rentals that offer room […]

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Charles City, Downtown Beauty and Fun

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Charles City is a beautiful place and when I got a chance to come to town with fellow Midwest Bloggers: Sara Broers (Travels with Sara), Chrysa Duran (Thrifty Jinx, Thrifty Minnesota), and Theresa Carter Goodrich (The Local Tourist) I jumped to see this city with so much agricultural history.  Because I write about old iron, […]

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Bill Fluhrer a farmer for all seasons!

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So, there is this farmer I met that isn’t like any other farmer I’ve ever met.  While farmer’s are usually guys and gals that can take things apart and are quite independent by nature, Bill Fluhrer can do, from what I saw, almost anything. I met Bill while on a trip with the Midwest Travel […]

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Dinner with the Heitz clan

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On a wonderful trip with the Midwest Travel Bloggers we saw many things that Charles City, Iowa has to offer, along with some of the rural sites. Randy Heitz, the Regional Manager for the Iowa Farm Bureau, set up some great places for us to see and do to learn about farming in the area. […]

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