Beneficial Birds to Encourage Near the Farm

Mountain bluebirds often exclude western or eastern varieties from their territory where it overlaps Birds can help a homestead with pest control. Watch small livestock, pets and poultry with some types of owls and hawks. Working with wildlife often is a good choice. Wild birds are often seen as carriers of disease (sparrows, blackbirds) and […]

Ottawa at Sunset

 I came to check the sunflowers.They were near Ottawa Church. The combination was irresistible. The gate was open. Their mission is clear. The evening was reverent.  The sun was leaving me too soon.The church stood so…

Ottawa at Sunset

 I came to check the sunflowers.They were near Ottawa Church. The combination was irresistible. The gate was open. Their mission is clear. The evening was reverent.  The sun was leaving me too soon.The church stood so…

Hog Days Annual Labor Day Festivals

At one time Kewanee IL had more hogs in the area than people. Farmers produced hogs in this fertile region often on pasture. The days of confinement systems have changed some things, but the area’s hog heritage has not been forgotten. Each Labor Day there is a whole weekend of activities. Hog Days, the biggest […]