Agricultural

Penfield and tractor power!

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Most every year Keith and I go to Penfield, Illinois to enjoy the Historic Farm Days show.  This year I was taken by the tractor power, not of the newer muscle tractors, but by the massive heavy bulk of some of the beautiful old iron.  Seeing these huge machines in motion and hearing their rhythmic […]

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We’ve all heard the country song, Friends in Low Places and you may have even sang a line or two to of this if in a party type of mood.  Well for me, I am finding as the years go by how much fun my friends in tractor places are.  Many of the friends I have […]

Oysters and Geoduck and more touring during the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival!

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The marvelous BC shellfish and Seafood Festival allowed a group of travel writers on this  hosted trip to see not only how seafood is prepared, but also how it is raised.  Fanny Bay Oysters opened up their doors for us to come and take a gander.  Most everyone has heard of Fanny Bay Oysters and […]

A Wharf Tour - Comox Harbour Beauty

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While visiting Comox Valley for the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, I had a chance to learn about seafood in this beautiful area of the world.  One of the tours I took on this hosted trip was a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf that is run by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority.  I was ready to board a boat and […]

Historic Stagville, Civil War History

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Historic Stagville sits outside of Durham, North Carolina.  I toured this fascinating site with Rose Hammitt while in Chapel Hill for the North American Travel Journalist Conference.  This historic site shares the story of a pre-Civil War farm.  I think for those of us that grew up in the north, the plantation and slavery times are […]