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Pilgrim’s Pantry – An Amish-Mennonite Bakery and Bulk Food Store

If you’ve never visited Pilgrim’s Pantry in South Wayne, WI, it is a “must see!” It’s well worth your time, and the drive through...

Variety Trials Provide Valuable Data for Iowa Vegetable Producers

For backyard and hobby gardeners, the colorful photos and eloquent descriptions found in today’s seed catalogs can be an enticing means of choosing what...

Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening for a Bountiful Harvest

Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a bit of intensive planting, along with some...

Gardens, Greens, and Growing Your Own

I first discovered the existence of microgreens when a good friend of mine was experiencing a salad epiphany, or maybe it was a green...

The Tale of Plumery Tails

If there is an Alaskan malamute heaven on earth, Plumery Tails in Galena is obviously it. It’s also amazing that there are not numerous...

A Purr-Fect Undertaking

Wendy Holman of Galena is living a dream come true. And it couldn’t be more purr-fect for her. Finding a way to take her...

Life’s Buried Treasure

If you’ve ever been on the fence about how you feel about garlic, walk through the door of the Galena Garlic Company and “Team...

Hello Galena – and Anyone Else Who Happens By

Art comes in all forms – ageless, unbridled, appealing to the masses, and sometimes alluring only to the eye of the beholder. But it...

It’s the Great Pumpkin Patch, Charlie Brown

Cartoon character Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have a lot in common with the Anderson families of Scales Mound, IL. They all spend...