Rural Missouri - May 2011 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 4 Departments Comments National and statewide news Columns Hart to heart 8 Jim Peters’ passion Life becomes art from the brushes of this artist 5 10 Help & hope Families don’t have to face autism alone 8 14 Mail Bag Letters from our readers 18 Out of the Way Eats The Traveler’s Table 24 Hearth and Home Sweet Georgia browns 26 News Briefs News you can use 12 Twist of fate In Missouri, the peak tornado season usually runs from March to late June 16 Shoot like a pro Tips to turn your snapshots into wall-worthy art 20 To order a print of this photo, see page 14. 30 Marketplace Classified ads 32 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 36 Neighbors Bid ’em up! 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 20 Aircraft from another era Vintage Cessna 195s soar high thanks to northeast Missouri’s Barron Aviation 29 The pared-down house Recession, green movement prompt downsizing of the American home 36 About our cover hen the first pioneers came to Missouri, they brought seeds with them. These were openpollinated varieties that had been passed down from generation to generation, carefully hoarded from the fruits of the most prolific plants. Today’s “pioneers” can find thousands of these seeds and a lot more at Jere and Emily Gettle’s Bakersville Pioneer Village located off Highway 5 north of Mansfield. What started as a seed store is now an entire village featuring a restaurant, oldtime mercantile, herbal apothecary, natural bakery, garden museum, blacksmith shop, Western jail, two music barns — with music taking place inside and out — and more. While the seed store is open Sunday through Friday, the best time to visit is during one of the many weekend festivals. Baker Creek began hosting festivals in 2000 as a way to bring gardeners together to exchange ideas and seeds. Cover and photo at left by Jim McCarty W The largest of these is the Spring Planting Festival set for May 1 and 2 this year. At this event, hundreds of vendors will be on hand selling their wares, including heritage plants, homemade bread, beehives, chicken coops and crafts. Demonstrators add to the excitement, while down-home music pours from two stages. Those who want to learn the latest in natural pest defense or composting techniques can listen to the many speakers brought in to address getting the most from the garden. In addition, Heritage Days festivals are held on the first Sunday of every month from March to November. While not as big, they still offer music, produce, crafts and of course seeds. Visitors also get a look at the village’s experimental gardens. For more information, visit or call 417-924-8917. MAY 2011 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - May 2011

Rural Missouri - May 2011
Table of Contents
Jim Peters’ Passion
Help & Hope
Twist of Fate
Mail Bag
Shoot Like a Pro
Out of the Way Eats
Aircraft From Another Era
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
The Pared-Down House
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - May 2011