On Tuesday, October 16, 2017 Trisha Haislar, Sarah Wilkerson, Bill Iseminger, and Lavadna Hines planted the Johnny Appleseed Tree. Bring your own shovel; you might be put to work. Once the hole has been dug, the tree is placed within it. It's time to fill the hole. Johnny Appleseed Tree is looking good. Time to pat the dirt around the tree. Photos courtesy of Lavadna Hines. Thank you, Mary Sue Schusky for acquiring the tree for the D.D. Collins House! A Dedication Ceremony
Trisha Haislar and Sarah Wilkerson catch Scout Troop 1093 digging around during the 2017 Autumn Garden Work Day . . . Oh my, what have they done? Click the photo for the picture show! Click the wheelbarrow to see more . . .
Not much about it do we know; but the mark remains from the hands that made it so. Silas P. Tuthill lived not far from here . . . and journeyed to a small village, just to make a chair. Oh no, not just one, as you will learn, for from it his living he did earn. Be brave and sure, if you dare; and gain a bit of knowledge about our chair. Click the image for the rest of the story . . .
Today we step into our Almanac time machine and travel seventy-eight years ahead to 1918. Yes, we are going to explore the pages of The Old Farmer's Almanac dated October 1918 to ponder sage words and learn about the concerns of the gardeners of the time. Enjoy! "A purple bloom is creeping o'er the ash ~ Dull wine against the day, While dusky cedars wear a crimson sash Of woodbine's kindled spray." ~ John Burroughs Excerpt from The Old Farmer's Almanac October 1918 Click ima
Hello, avid readers of past wisdom and predictions 1840's style ~ Today we jump twenty-two years forward in our Almanac time machine to experience the Illinois Farmers Almanac October 1840. Sage words hold true to this day. FRIENDSHIP ~ True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. ~ Excerpt from October The Illinois Farmer's Almanac 1840 Click image to see a PDF you can zoom as large as you desire. You may notice that cool evenings w
Proud of their City and eager to head to Homecoming, they stand before the Collinsville Sign at Collins Park. This group of Freshman students chose to gather at the Collins House for a photo op. The Freshman students are all smiles as they pose for pictures at the Collins House. Photos courtesy of Kim Collins Thank you for visiting; we are so glad you did!