August 2017

Luthy Botanical Gardens, a small oasis in the heart of Peoria

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It was a birthday celebration for my friend Janna that brought Mom, Janna and I to Peoria. We came to dine at the Obed & Issac’s Microbrewery and Eatery that is located in the beautiful former Second Presbyterian Church.  In Springfield Obed & Isaac’s has a successful restaurant in a historic property near the Abraham […]

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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, […]

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Museum of the Grand Prairie is Very Grand Indeed!

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It had been almost two decades since Keith and I were in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  We traveled to the area for the Minneapolis Moline Winter show back in 1999 and met the charming Don Oliver who was an agricultural pioneer.  Renee Robinson, Director of the Grand Prairie Center arranged a visit to Stuttgart for us and to […]

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This is a sponsored post, all opinions belong to the author. Traveling while delightful, can take a toll on the body.  Andrew “Nick” Den is the editor in chief of seekwee.com. He, and his Labrador pet friend visited over 60 countries in the last 5 years.  Along with Nick, Art is the editor in chief of […]

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