Arts & Culture

A trip to the Beautiful Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

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Everyone has heard of Daniel Boone and while I knew he was a frontiersman, before my trip to the Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center I didn’t have a clue of all the places he had been and all the things he has done.  I started writing about the site for my column in Farm […]

Beautiful fountain my focus while picking at the Litchfield Picker's Market

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  When out and about, take a minute to look around, you will never know just what you will see! This May, was our first local picking foray this spring and it was a doozey.  The Litchfield Picker’s Market is located in downtown Litchfield, Illinois and is held the 2nd Sunday of the month.  The […]

Watermark a restaurant/pub with a view!

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Downtown Ventura, California was a joy.  The shops were lovely, the scenery idyllic and the Watermark on Main owned by Mark and Kathy Hartley.  The building was built during the 1920’s and this historic place offered a perch to view the city from a lofty height. My friend Linda Spanberger and I had walked and walked and […]

Santa Barbara Mission, the "Queen of the Missions"

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From the time I read about the Santa Barbara Mission I wanted to visit.  This is so beautiful and so much history occurred here that it is hard to take in all the changes that occurred from the establishment of the Spanish missions.  This historic site is still an active parish and while the purpose […]

The Little Brown Church - a visit!

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  I had of course heard about the Little Brown Church in the Vale which inspired William Pitts to write his famous poem “Church in the Wildwood”, but I had never seen it.  On our way home from the LeSeuer Swap Meet in Minnesota we saw the sign and I talked Keith into veering off […]