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Using Your Tools In Another Trade

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/13Dec16-Cedar-Rapids-Ice-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some crop farmers may take on extra work in the winter once the harvest is complete.  For farmers near Waterloo,…

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The Big Winter Harvest in Iowa

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/12Dec16-Cedar-Rapids-Ice-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The state of Iowa is well known for harvesting a strong percentage of the nation’s corn and soybeans.  Once upon…

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From the NFL to the Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/09Dec16-Jason-Brown-NFL-Farmer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jason Brown had no experience on the farm.  In fact, his job seemed far removed from tilling the land.  But…

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A Call To Help Others

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/08Dec16-Jason-Brown-NFL-Farmer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was one of the best players at his position in the National Football League.  At the height of his…

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A Family Lost In The Pacific

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/07Dec16-Sullivan-Brothers-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the fall of 1942, the USS Juneau was sunk in the Pacific.  On board were some young men from…

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Family Members On The Same Ship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/06Dec16-Sullivan-Brothers-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The captain of the USS Juneau saw a potential problem.  He had several members of the same families serving on…

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Brothers From Waterloo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/05Dec16-Sullivan-Brothers-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, many young men across the nation immediately volunteered for the armed forces.  That…

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A Best Seller From An Ohio Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/02Dec16-Mark-Sanborn.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)If you go by your local bookstore’s business section, you might just find his name on several best sellers.  Many…

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Honoring Those Who Saved A Small Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/01Dec16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Mary simply wanted to honor those who had helped save the homes and businesses in the small town of Kimmswick. …

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A 50 Foot Levee and a Pie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/30Nov16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)You often don’t think about making a dessert that resembled a 50 foot high flood levee.  That’s what this bakery…

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30,000 Cookies By Christmas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/29Nov16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It all began when Mary Hostetter had to bake 30,000 cookies for Christmas.  When she survived that challenge, she figured…

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A Dessert Business That Began At Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/28Nov16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Some of the nation’s most successful businesses began in someone’s home.  That’s the case for Mary, who turned her need…

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A One-Time Thanksgiving

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/25Nov16-Pilgrim-Hall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We often trace our Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.  It’s true they did have a feast…

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The Oldest Museum in the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/24Nov16-Pilgrim-Hall-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where is the oldest museum in the nation?  You might guess New York or Washington, D.C., but the town is…

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The Mayflower II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/23Nov16-Mayflower-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The original Mayflower that sailed with 102 Pilgrims back in 1620 is long gone.  But another ship by the same…

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An Accidental Landing Spot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/22Nov16-Mayflower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Today we associate the Pilgrims with the town of Plymouth, MA.  However, the landing spot was a bit accidental…

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The Ship Available to Sail

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/21Nov16-Mayflower-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It just happened to be a ship that was available to sail, but the ship that was chosen is still…

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Shipping Bricks

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/18Nov16-Vernal-Bank-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you need to ship 40 tons of bricks, you of course use…parcel post.  That’s what one man did to…

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Folds of Honor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/17Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-7.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When someone in our military dies in the line of duty, we often memorialize them and their service, and rightly…

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Answered Prayers in Tehran

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/16Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-6.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the middle of his most try time, Rocky Sickmann wondered if God was still there – if God would…

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