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Halloween in Iowa: History of Mischief

Posted on October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 As Iowa heads into fall, our museum looks forward to the many simple pleasures the season brings us. Ripe corn, cool mornings, coffee on the woodstove, and fuzzy wool overcoats. It’s also…

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Food – the ultimate simple pleasure

Posted on August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018 At the height of the summer in Iowa, one of our greatest simple pleasures is seasonal eating. Lettuces, strawberries, summer squash, cherries, cucumbers, sweet corn, good tomatoes—it boggles the mind and fills…

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Planting the Fields

Posted on June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018 Spring has given way to summer early at Living History Farms. While April was cold, May was hot, filling our spring planting season with 90 degree days. Despite the early heat, we…

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Small Pleasures – Winter

Posted on February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 “Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big…

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