I was in Bettendorf, Iowa, once! Saw a fabulous John Deere showroom there. And I buy my chickens from Murray McMurray, another Iowa institution. Iowa is one of America's last, great hopes for an agrarian society -- a way of life that is underrated and even treated derisively by today's urbanites and Metrosexuals, but which is our nation's backbone and root to the ground
. No ability to support ourselves without it.
Oh, and there's a town in Iowa called Goldfield. How could I not love a state with a town named Goldfield?
Back to shoveling snow here in New England, where the storm is just hitting.