Agricultural

Unexpected Encounters along the Amana Trail

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Most years the first weekend in December you can find us at Amana Colonies during the magical Prelude to Christmas. The colonies make us feel like we are stars in a Hallmark Christmas movie.  This year was no exception, but we had some unexpected encounters during our visit, and on the way home, this year […]

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Prairie tractors and a book made out of love wow visitors at the National Farm Toy Show

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Sometimes it is the little things that make something special.  That extra thing that someone did or said. This year at the National Farm Toy Show, that little thing was a book that Richard Marcott’s daughter Julie Blegos made for her dad. Right before he left for the show that is held in Dyersville, Iowa […]

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Hitting the road soon?  If so, consider Octane Press’s new book Red Combines 1915-2015 to take along while you wile away the miles! Since I have worked with Octane Press before and author Lee Klancher on another product I had the opportunity to review his new book Red Combines 1915- 2015.  Loving farming and old […]

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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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