Month: March 2013

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Spring Break – Not Just for Kids Anymore

Posted on: March 30th, 2013

A week ago Central Illinois was on the receiving end of Snowmageddon.  With some areas receiving as much as 18 inches, the last thing on anyone’s mind was spring break.  Many of us were too busy digging out our driveways or scraping our windshields to giv

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Full Moon Farms Petting Zoo!!

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

Have you ever dreamt of owning your very own petting zoo? Well, Jason Clark (a.k.a. Cave Man) and Kris Mooney made that dream a reality about four years ago with the creation of Full Moon Farms Petting Zoo and Pony Rides. Their farm sits just off County

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Unplug and Recharge

Posted on: March 25th, 2013

I was introduced to a totally new concept a couple of weeks ago.  March 2 marked the official National Day of Unplugging – a sort of digital detox for the technology dependent.  I have to say, I first reacted to this notion with a sort of aversion.  I lov

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Spring Vacation in Springfield

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

It’s March in Illinois, and you know what that means….unexpected snow? Days getting longer? The Chicago Blackhawks breaking the record for the best opening season in NHL history? All that is true.  But…that’s not all.  Springtime in Springfield means the

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Pheasant and Quail Hunting Homecoming

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013

HOMECOMING TO HARPOLE’S HEARTLAND LODGE
Quincy, an elegant and stylish English pointer, came to a halt as suddenly as if he had run into a brick wall. His tail pointed straight up, and his whole body quivered as if 10,000 volts of electric