The sustainability/agriculture class from Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa,came out to the farm to collect nuts and fruits last week. They found some really good sized Paw Paws and took them with them. They will plant the seeds and return in the spring for scion wood. They were really excited about Norm's farm and all that they found there. I took a picture of a Paw Paw that had a crack in it. It was pretty big, too, but not as big as the ones the class took.
As if I don't have enough going on, dear Reader, I was asked if I would save the oldest doctor's office in Drakesville, and you know I said, "Yes." So that small, decrepit looking building you see pictured here is just one of my latest projects at the farm. It now has been moved to the farm, and is awaiting a cement slab so it can go to its final (we hope) resting place. It will be next to the farmhouse, close to Bison Trail Road, which is one of the Scenic ByWays of Iowa. I will eventually put out a sign explaining what the historical significance ofi the building is, because there are lots of people who take scenic drives in Iowa.
To round out the Iowa pictures, I have included the Unionville Post Office, where I get my mail, plus the cute VW (which now apparently has had twins), and the words of wisdom found painted on the building behind the VW (all in Unionville, Iowa). If only we would live by these words!
Enjoy the Illinois pictures, too, of the cottage, geese, Lake, blue heron and the cute little blue dragon flies flitting about near the shore. Enjoy the tomatoes and the puff ball (a mushroom).
It's an active, productive time of year, dear Reader! And what beautiful weather we are having! Enjoy!