2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pluses And Minuses Of Farm Show
On the plus side, a story inspired us to trek across Kansas one beautiful sunflower-filled afternoon to see the world’s largest ball of twine. We discovered that a 10-ft. ball of twine smells like wet wool. We met some wonderful people at the local Dairy Queen who wondered why we drove all that way from Maryland. After reading another story, we drove through the corn and soybean fields of Indiana to see the world’s largest stuffed hog at the Spiece Store in Wabash. We had a great time talking to folks at the Wabash visitor center about the hog and Mr. Spiece. We also bought some delicious sweet corn.
On the negative side, it took two truckloads of dirt and sod to build a backyard “lawn couch” like the one we read about in FARM SHOW. The sod-covered couch was very comfortable but it was difficult to mow, and we found that spiders and mosquitoes really liked it, too. The chair eventually got leveled into a flower bed. (Jeff Annis, Gaithersburg, Md.)
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