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Opening the friend and family cookbook!

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This week I decided to open up the friend and family cookbook and follow some tried and true recipes. I picked out a couple recipes for the week before I went grocery shopping. Today, I am trying one of them out. Tomorrow I will try another. While I anticipated good food, and a plan for […]

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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 […]

Write this history down!

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Are you keeping a journal about these crazy times? We all know that this pandemic will come and go but not without changing how with live and leaving the world a different place. I’m not quite sure what the new norm will be when reality returns. This health scare is brutal and it is like […]

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Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments. Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business. I have always had […]

This Square Foot

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This square foot In central Illinois Was once An ancient bedrock river bottom Until the glaciers Ice silted it in.   This square foot In central Illinois The illiniwek Indians Traded with French fur traders That settled and trapped Along the river’s edge.   On this square foot of land The British came The French […]

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