DECORAH, Iowa — Cow art, nature soundscapes and rare plants were the focus on a recent Saturday at the Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm near Decorah. The day celebrated the opening of \"Grassfed,\" an outdoor exhibition of cow prints painted by Waukon artist Valerie Miller of Steel Cow Gallery, and \"Talking Trees,\" an outdoor sound installation created by Brooke Joyce of Luther College and Harvey Sollberger, University of California–San Diego composer–in–residence now living in Strawberry Point. Miller has been painting Seed Savers\' Ancient White Park cattle to raise awareness about the rare heritage breed. \"Diane,\" named for co–founder Diane Ott Whealy; \"Lina,\" named for Lina Cisco, one of Seed Savers\' first members; and Molly are Ancient White Parks that Miller has painted.
STEWARTVILLE, Minn. — Sarah Pedelty held up an egg and asked the fourth graders what kind of animal laid the egg.
HUDSON, S.D. — Les and Bettie Spies are looking forward to the 73rd annual Tulip Festival scheduled May 16–18.