Traveling the back roads during harvest, safety first!

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Fall colors, crisp air and winding roads are all siren calls to hit the back roads and immerse yourself in this most beautiful of seasons that comes and goes so quickly.  Crisp apples and pumpkin pie fill stands at festivals.  Mulled cider and spice cake, pumpkin mazes and watching farmers work in the field, these […]

A Little Garden Harvest

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Today I was digging out the recipe to make chili sauce.  It is a recipe from Betty, the lady we farmed for, for many, many years.  We lost her last year and the recipe written in her beautiful hand has turned my mind towards all things garden like.  We have picked some green peppers, tomatoes, […]

Wheat cutting Farmall 450 style

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The day was hot and the sun was high in the sky during the last full week in June when Joe and Carol McGrath decided to cut their winter wheat.  They invited a few nearby neighbors and we had the pleasure of dining on some fine home cooking and seeing a beautiful 1956 Farmall 450 […]

Harvest at the Half Century

With harvest looking to be still weeks and maybe a month away in central Illinois, the Half Century of Progress was one of the only opportunities farmers and lovers of old iron have had recently to watch harvest in action. At the Half Century of Progress show, Keith, my husband and I reveled in the […]