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My Grandparents

>> Monday, June 19, 2006

For the past few years my grandparents have been dealing with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It seems that the DNR wanted to purchase quite a bit of their land in southwest Iowa because prairie chickens, which had become quite rare had begun nesting and reproducing there.

The grant was approved and, though many of their neighbors voiced very loud objections, my grandparents sold the land. The sign just went up.


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Nice, huh? My grandparents are "old time" farmers- they loved and respected the land that gave them so much. I'm very proud that they chose to do this rather than sell to a corporate farm that would rape that beautiful land.

Southwest Iowa may not have cities or much entertainment, which makes it perfect for a relaxing getaway. And there isn't much that rivals that view.

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