Agricultural

Agricultural travel, including farm and machinery events, tractor shows, agricultural history

Half Century brings history

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It is easy to love the Half Century of Progress for many reasons. One reason I love it so is for the History at the Half Century. This show that celebrates farming fifty years ago happens every two years. So far, at every show, I have found something new. Each time there are historical tractors […]

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Richmond Indiana

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Although our sponsored trip was short, it was amazing what Sara, of Travels with Sara and I saw during our time in Wayne County, and Richmond, Indiana. Sara picked me up from Rantoul. I left the Half Century of Progress and we began our eastward trek. Our first stop was the amazing Levi and Catharine […]

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Zinnias at Rendleman Orchards

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Is there anything as lovely as a field of Zinnias at Rendleman Orchards? The acre field that my friend Rose Hammitt and I drove south to Alto Pass, Illinois to see is the brain child of Michele Sirles, Vice President of Rendelman Orchards. The orchards have been in business since 1873, but this is the […]

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day in Shelbyville

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It was a visit to the Shelbyville Memorial Sunken Gardens that brought me to Shelbyville, Illinois. But there is a lot that would bring me back! After reading all there is to see and do, you too may want to spend a day in Shelbyville. I made two trips to this lovely little town. The […]

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northern Illinois

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This weekend we headed to northern, Illinois and our first stop was Elgin. We went to visit a cousin. She planned out a schedule like a pro. Lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen, then off to the long awaited Kane County Flea Market! Kane County Flea Market This flea market is one of, if not […]

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