Dignity Graces a South Dakota Riverbank

  A new statue overlooks the Missouri River in the central part of South Dakota. Called Dignity, it’s a 50 foot tall image of a Native American woman and is made of stainless steel and glass. It is a magnificent work of art, Designed by Dale Claude Lamphere and erected recently, in September 2016. It …

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Ventura County: Still a Farming Center

  I recently had a chance to visit a lemon grower and a packing house down in Southern California’s Ventura county. I really didn’t know what to expect; with places like Santa Barbara, and Malibu, the Pacific Coast Highway and miles of beaches, this is surfer heaven. It’s hard to associate farms and farming with …

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It’s time for the Bluegrass Festival

  Once again, it’s time for true country music! The annual bluegrass festival will happen in a few short weeks, over in Parkfield on Mother’s day weekend. For 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent mother’s day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo …

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Harvest Hosts bring visitors to the farm

  If you are a grower or vintner with a retail outlet on your property, or if you are thinking about selling directly to the public, here’s something that may help you reach a new market. A company called Harvest Hosts is a membership program that connects RV owners with farmers, wineries, and museums around …

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Parkfield: Preserving the Past for the Future

  This summer we’ve been talking about places to go when you have a day off and need some fresh scenery.   Let me tell you about one of my favorite places on the map. Parkfield is a quiet and quaint wide spot in the road located in the central coast mountains between Paso Robles …

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