Cycling in Small Town Missouri

Guest post by Jennifer Wassenaar Growing up in Farmington, Missouri, my older sister and I would ride our bikes up and down the street, to the park that was behind our home and to our grandparents’ houses.  I even remember mastering the art of riding with no hands. As I … Continue reading

Farmington, MO Fall Festival

Guest Post by Jody McDowell The annual Farmington Fall Festival is happening downtown this Saturday, the 24th, from 9:00 to 3:00. West Columbia street will be lined with festive booths featuring handmade arts and crafts from local artists, and delicious eats. There is sure to be something for everyone! Animal … Continue reading

Farmington Turkey Trot 5K/10K Walk/Run

This year’s Turkey Trot was the first post-Thanksgiving race of its kind in Farmington, Missouri as far as I can tell. I was impressed that there was a race in town at all on the weekend of Thanksgiving, but I was even more impressed that a 5K and a 10K … Continue reading

The Farmer’s Story

Author Kathryn Simpson and I share two things; our hometown and our passion for words.  Her first novel, The Farmer’s Story, was published earlier this year. When Insider 573 Magazine asked me if I’d like to cover Kathryn’s Farmington, Missouri book signing at Bauhaus Kaffee, I was thrilled. She and I … Continue reading

ParklandUSA Syndicates A Small Town Girl’s Guide

Well folks, it’s official, A Small Town Girl’s Guide is being syndicated again, this time on a brand new website called ParklandUSA. The site, devoted to creating a “home on the web for Missouri’s Parkland” was founded by a Parkland-area native now living and working the Washingon D.C. Metro Area. … Continue reading

Contemplating Corn

Seems all I do these days is go to festivals and contemplate corn. Last time, it was corn on the cob at the Moses Austin Festival. I was pictured in the newspaper with wannabe Willie Nelson, eating my corn on the cob. This time it was fresh kettle corn (I … Continue reading

Washington County Farmers Market

On my drive to work each day, I pass a permanent sign in Potosi, Missouri that advertises the county’s seasonal farmer’s market. Though I love farmers markets, I still had not made it to this one until last Saturday. The vendors had beautiful produce, not limited to squash, zucchini, apples and … Continue reading

Cross Dressing Puppies: A Political Commentary

Last Saturday I was at the Moses Austin Festival in Potosi, Missouri, and yesterday I was at the Fall Festival in Farmington, Missouri. On both occasions, I witnessed dogs wearing skirts. Why dress a dog in a skirt? Because it’s hiLARious. The only thing funnier than a dog in a … Continue reading

Goodbye, Yoga Dog

Before I accepted my job in rural Missouri, I researched yoga classes in the area. I’d been in New York City long enough to have become one of those people who counted on regular yoga classes to keep me centered, balanced, and, well…sane. Yoga was a big enough deal to me … Continue reading

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