Agricultural

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

Scenes of the Franklin Tractor Drive

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It was the fourth of July weekend and Doug Edwards and Josh Adkins from Franklin Illionois had set up a tractor drive. When the drive began Doug said he heard they started with 80 tractors at Josh’s place. Rick Shaw was kind enough to let Keith and I ride in the “press truck” so we […]

Mini Americana Barn Museum

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A stop at Henry Moore’s beautiful Mini Americana Barn Museum in South Amana is a treat we will long remember. Stopping here 15 years ago or more, we enjoyed this visit as much as before. Although Henry Moore is gone now, his son John Moore, who has contributed a few barns of his own, runs […]

Review of Salkehatchie Secret & Q & A Author C Hope Clark!

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Travel without a book in hand for me is like heading out in a car without a full tank! My latest book read was by author C. Hope Clark. I received her new book Salkehatchie Secret to review. Salkehatchie Secret is part of the Carolina Slade Mystery series. I have read and enjoyed many of […]

Allis Chalmers Father's Day show

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The Father’s Day show in Middle Amana, Iowa was our first tractor show of the season! Publishing my 2020 Antique Tractor Guide back in January I never thought this late in the year that I would be saying that! The guide has been adjusted. It has been changed show by show indicating shows cancelled or […]

goat tower

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I thought I had seen most of the roadside attractions in the area. I was wrong! Goat Tower Farms had somehow escaped my radar! What is it? Goat Tower Farms is the dream of David Johnson. After spying the tower in Decanter, a wine magazine, of the Fairview Winery’s tower in South Africa, he had […]