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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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Downtown Decatur take a look!

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There is fun to be had in downtown Decatur! The last few blogs I have written have profiled stops I visited in Decatur, Illinois. My friend Annie Jansen and I get together once a month or so and we play tourists in central, Illinois. During July we choose Decatur and toured the James Millikin Homestead, […]

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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 […]

Hieonymus Mueller Museum

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While visiting Decatur, Illinois last week, one of the stops that Annie Jansen and I made was the amazing Hieronymus Mueller Museum. Anyone will like this museum. It tells the family story and the manufacturing outline of Hieronymus Mueller and his company. The doors are a piece of art welcoming you in. And, if there […]

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 […]