Family Fun

One book - for one bull!

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Joe Bergbower had a plow day south of Newton, Illinois on September 26th.  I met up with Jane Elliott and headed east to cover the event for Farm World and found Joe had something I love, yard art! Joe makes foxes, geckos, coyotes, turtles, people and an amazing bull all out of materials he had […]

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Fall is a great time for visiting apple orchards, or if you are lucky like I am, you might even have an apple tree in your own backyard. The apple tree in my yard is a small one, the larger one we had for years has bit the dust and the two transparent apple trees […]

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I liken it to a cattle drive with the cowboys hollering out, “Load em up,” or  “Unload em” only in this scenario, we are not talking about cows or horses, but the iron version, antique tractors. Tractors that is of all sizes, makes and models. At the Half Century of Progress, they came in droves, like […]

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  Sometimes it is fun just to travel as far as the closest cooking class. That is what my friend Janna Seiz and I did last week, we took a class on stocks and sauces.  I learned terms I had never heard in three years of French class about the origins of some of the […]

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The 2015 Macoupin County Fall Festival featured military items and tractors galore!

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Carlinville, Illinois’s Macoupin County Historical Society hosted the annual fall festival which highlighted Oliver and Minneapolis Moline tractors for farm equipment. Vendors were set up all over the grounds surrounding the Anderson mansion and inside the beautiful home were military museums and military items scattered throughout the museum along with women’s clothing and antiques spread […]

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