holidays

Happy Halloween wherever you may roam

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The leaves they are a skittering Falling like a dervish to the ground. The trees are sighing loudly It’s Hallowed Eve all around. My black cat is on his porch swing His yellow eyes aglow Little ones are donning their costumes Gathering candy to and fro. I gave my love a card now A silly […]

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Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments. Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business. I have always had […]

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  For years I have stopped at Peases Candy Shoppes.  For years I stopped at the Laurel location in Springfield and would buy penny candy and put it in paper bags for the kids when they were young. Later I would buy candy apples for my husband Keith when he was in the fields. and […]

Christmas Cactus blooms for Easter

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I have a Christmas cactus, it isn’t pretty except when it blooms, but then it is glorious.  It is an old plant, one that my Mom was going to throw away years ago.  I took it home.  The way I take care of plants, I can’t say I saved it, but at times, it saves […]

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Happy Birthday Abe & so on!

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If you are from anywhere near central Illinois you know that February 12th was the birthday of our 16th President. Above is a statue of Lincoln outside of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.  On Lincoln’s Birthday there are any number of Lincoln sites to visit in central Illinois to celebrate the birthday of our famous son. […]

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