January 2018

Nic's Steakhouse & Pub, a night away

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We had been stuck at home for days.  Between winter weather and a bout of flu, I was raring to go when we headed for the Minneapolis Moline tractor tours last Friday.  On the way home, we wound our way through Hillsboro and stopped at the amazing Nic’s Steakhouse. A very generous editor had got […]

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Tractor Trippin

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Today Keith and I set out on a tractor adventure.  Some of our favorite tractor shows are the winter ones. The different clubs sometimes have shows in remote locations that we travel to and enjoy getting away from central Illinois frigid climes.  This show though was in central Illinois, it was the Prairie God Rush […]

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2018 Wrap for Traveling Adventures of a Farm Girl

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Since beginning this blog in 2012, I have published 865 posts.  With 2017 in the rear view mirror, I think it is interesting to see what posts were the favorites and who is reading.  It is always a surprise when I look this over at the end of the year.  Sometimes my favorites were not […]

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Home bound fear not

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So, I had plans, lots of plans!  I was supposed to go to a local conference today and watch my husband give a presentation tonight.  Yesterday kids and grandkids were all coming to dinner, but a bug, not a terrible bug, but a bug no one wants stopped me in my tracks.  Energy doesn’t last […]

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Mother Jones, a legend in our backyard

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Right in the midst of central Illinois is the history of a firebrand woman that changed the history of labor.    Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, was a Scottish immigrant that came to Canada with her family during a famine.  Born in 1830, she died 100 years later and was buried in […]

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