Agricultural

This Square Foot

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This square foot In central Illinois Was once An ancient bedrock river bottom Until the glaciers Ice silted it in.   This square foot In central Illinois The illiniwek Indians Traded with French fur traders That settled and trapped Along the river’s edge.   On this square foot of land The British came The French […]

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Canton offers up some Farmall Red history

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The town of Canton was lovely decorated up downtown for the Spoon River drive.  This is a stop that always moves me because I write for Red Power and know how important the International Harvester connection was in this town.  With years of ties to International Harvester, we found an Inn appropriately named, “The Harvester […]

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The coastlines have the oceans and the Gulf, the Rockies and Blue Ridge states have their mountains, but central Illinois has it’s fall colors and its festivals.  As fall rolls into the heartland, get out and enjoy the pumpkins, the apples, the wrap up of harvest, and the bite in the air!  Fall lasts a […]

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Finding Lincoln on the Spoon River Drive

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The Spoon River Drive beckons my husband Keith and me each year.  Yes, we have been there, yes we have done that, but I always see something new and different and this year we had just finished harvest and a day away was balm to the soul. Being from the Land of Lincoln, I am […]

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Every year when I travel the back roads on Spoon River Drive with my farm collectible collecting farmer, I see something new.  This year my first “farm find” was a very cool John Deere industrial vehicle with I am sure some unique military history.  “It is not that old and it is not on display,” […]

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