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Seven Hundred Miles on Saturdays



Barbara Kingsolver got me out of my local chain grocery, into the Guzzler, and out to the farms.  I thank her mentally for writing Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and I thank my Mom and sister for telling me to read the book.  The narrative covers a year in the life of Kingsolver’s family, once they chose to move from the drought of […]

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Norton’s Produce



Last Thursday I stopped by Norton’s Produce at 39W369 Illinois Route 64 in Saint Charles.  I had visited Norton’s as a customer in the past, most recently over Memorial Day weekend.  It was then that I chatted with Benn Norton and invited myself over for an interview and photos.  Benn kindly obliged.  I drove like a maniac from the […]

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Alpacas and Art



I was invited to participate in the annual June Open House at Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm, so I did!   I like Susan Waldron and her herd of alpacas.  I was happy to have the opportunity to put this blog in front of new folks and the Waldron farm is delightful.  The doors opened early Saturday, but due to another commitment I […]

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Wiltse’s Greenhouse and Farm



I decided to stay a little closer to home this week, so I headed for Wiltse’s Greenhouse and Farm in Maple Park Illinois.  This is close enough for regular shopping if you live in Kane County like I do.  It’s 14 miles west of Geneva on Route 38.  Wiltse’s sells fresh produce, eggs, garden art, perennials, annuals, herbs, and runs […]

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