Snippets of country life brought to you by Woods Equipment Company

  • New life for an old sink
    What better way to spend a rainy Saturday in Illinois than to clean the basement? Unlike most 100-year-old farmhouses, ours was built with tall ceilings and several windows, making it quite usable. However, like many 100-year-old farmhouses it has water … Continue reading

  • What’s for lunch?
    Whether in Brazil or North America, it seems that the challenge of feeding thousands of tradeshow visitors knows no boundaries. Lines! Lines! Lines! Brazil is known for the quality and cut of its beef, so standing in line for an … Continue reading

  • Ola, Agrishow!
    This year marks our third exhibiting at Agrishow, one of Brazil’s largest farm shows. Set in the hills of the state of São Paulo, near Ribeirão Preto, Agrishow hosts 800 exhibiting brands and more than 152,000 visitors. I’m here representing … Continue reading

  • Tuesdays in the Garden
    Last year, my gardening buddy Julie and I met every Tuesday evening to work our vegetable plot and share a bottle of wine. The discipline paid off and we enjoyed one of our best gardening seasons to date as evidenced … Continue reading

  • Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
    We pulled it off! A trifecta of beauty at last Saturday’s wedding on the Larson farm: The bride was beautiful, the weather was beautiful, and the grounds were beautiful! I can only take credit for the latter and even so, … Continue reading

  • Illinois Dealer Whirlwind Tour
    As a new employee to Blount, this week as part of my on-boarding with the company, I was lucky enough to go on a ride along with one of our Woods District Managers, Kent Helbig. We visited several of our … Continue reading

  • Wedding week kicks off!
    The final week of preparation for the farm wedding kicked-off on Friday evening with a crew of family and friends packing burlap, tulle fabric, grapevine and twinkle lights galore! Of course, before any of the shed decor could go up, … Continue reading

  • Something Bugging You?
    Last year, our backyard was filled with mosquitoes and other biting insects.  I often thought that there had to be something we could do to reduce the bug population and bug bites without using some sort of insecticide.  I may … Continue reading

  • Mower Maintenance Mania
    We’ve all heard that old saying “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence,” and that is so true!  When it comes to lawn care, not all things are created equal.  But it is possible to … Continue reading

  • Here comes the bride… with a rake!
    For the second time, we are hosting a wedding on our farm. Sharing our place with friends who are tying the knot is an honor… and a lot of hard work…. but mostly an honor! To share the load, we … Continue reading