Agricultural

Agricultural travel, including farm and machinery events, tractor shows, agricultural history

The Pumpkin Harvest

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Pumpkin Harvest! Father’s Day every year round about The grandkids come to the farm. Grandpa and Lilly and Cade Plant pumpkins in the garden. It is a tradition! Part of father’s day. They come fall, when the air starts to quicken and the corn starts to turn. They pick pumpkins. This year Lilly was sad […]

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Visit to the American Tractor Museum

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There is a new tractor museum in town, the American Tractor Museum. It will blow your socks off! The museum was created to honor farmers. As a farmer’s wife, we were thrilled at this recognition and tribute to agricultural preservation. This museum is a beauty. Keith and I were invited to take a look a […]

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The Communal Kitchen Museum!

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It is hard to imagine living in a group environment. That though is just what they did in the Amana Colonies. The Amana Colonies are seven villages. Located on 26,000 acres the colonies are in east-central Iowa. In these communal villages, the colonists all dined together. They ate food cooked in a communal kitchen. I […]

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Staley Museum

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Growing up in Mattoon, Illinois before moving to Pawnee, Decatur and A.E. Staley was always something I knew. Soybeans were just part of life in central Illinois. The growing, the processing and the knowledge that they helped make the world go round were paramount to life in this neck of the woods. Visiting the Staley […]

Touring - James Millikin Homestead!

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James and Anna Millikin built a beautiful Italianate mansion. We toured the lovely James Millikin Homestead in Decatur, Illinois. Douglas Warren guided the tour for my friend Annie Jansen and I this past week. He was a fascinating guide, with a great story about a marvelous house! James Millikin “James Millikin was born in 1827,” […]