Agricultural

A piece of art goes on the auction block

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  Who among us doesn’t remember the Beverly Hillbillies?  For years I have traveled to the Florida Flywheelers winter show in Avon Park and looked with awe at this lovely sculpture, along with another fascinating car called “the Travelers”.   I have written about it before in my blog back in 2011.  Now though, the lovely […]

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Horses at the Half Century of Progress

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The Half Century of Progress wasn’t all about machinery; it was also about horse power.  Jim Buzzard of Beecher City, Illinois was at the show with his Haflinger horses that pulled a John Deere two-bottom plow. He chose this beautiful breed he said, “I like the Haflinger size and their nature.  They are probably the […]

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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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