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Snippets of country life brought to you by Woods Equipment Company


  • 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



  • Morel Heaven!
    Here in Northern Illinois, Morel mushrooms are starting to pop. We found these beauties in the woods just a few miles from home. Enough for a couple of meals and they were delicious! Everyone likes to share their theories on … Continue reading



  • Springtime is Asparagustime!
    Along with the tulips, daffodils, and crocus, the early days of spring bring life to the asparagus patch. We started our asparagus patch around five years ago, nestled in the corner next to the barn and the green house. This … Continue reading



  • The Beginning of the End of Another Illinois Turkey Season
    This is the last week of Spring Turkey Hunting Season in Illinois. As a landowner, I have the privilege of hunting all five seasons — an entire five weeks to bundle up in camouflage, sit in the pre-dawn woods, and … Continue reading



  • On The Fence
    A few years ago, we put in a split rail fence on one side of the driveway.  I spent most of that summer fussing over the landscaping along that fence line, planting flowers and edibles that would bloom throughout the … Continue reading