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 […]

Daily Farmer August 21, 2014

The Days of August The days of August are spent two different ways. There are days spent combining.  There are days spent wishing we could combine. The wheat is ripe, but not dried down.It has begun… Read More! 5 Gifts Every Parent Should…

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The Days of August

The days of August are spent two different ways. There are days spent combining.  There are days spent wishing we could combine. The wheat is ripe, but not dried down.It has begun to make us wonder if there will be enough warm days …

5 Gifts Every Parent Should Give Their Child

When I embarked on writing 150 Things Everyone Should Do Before Graduation I thought of the biggest gifts I’ve gotten and those I try to pass along. There are many people who provide their children a nice home, food and “things.” The latest tech gadget? They have it. Video games or new music? They have […]