Jul 17, 2018
On November 3rd from 3:00-11:00pm we will be hosting our first annual Farmers Feast & Barn Dance. On March 4, 1893 the farm in which Willow Creek sits on became the home of what would be six generations of the same family. Farming has always been a part of life around here and in a way to give back to the community we will be hosting a meal and barn dance. Property opens up to the public at 3:00 pm. The bar will be open for any of you that would like to grab a drink and walk the property. The meal will be served at 5:00 and we will be providing food for up to 300 guests. After dinner we will open the dance floor up for a ton of fun. We'll be offering tons of drink specials at the bar as well so come on out and spend a fun evening with us. Please follow our Facebook page for up to date announcements regarding this event.
Jun 26, 2017
Today Maritza and I celebrate our anniversary. As I sat outside grilling our dinner this evening I couldn't help but to reflect on the past ten years of my life. I went from a seed blowing in the wind to a tree that has established roots in very fertile ground. I give thanks every single day of my life for what I have. I sit out here watching my kids play. Two of them are chasing one another while two others are playing in the driveway and the last one is in my wife's arm as she sits staring out over what I see as well and she does it with a smile. Thank you God, bleep blarp or whatever you want to call it, he, or she. I call him my creator and I give thanks to him all the time. I give thanks to my ancestors who set shovel to this land long ago. I give thanks to those that still do. I give thanks to my mom and dad for everything they have done for me in my life. I give thanks to my in laws for all they have ever done for us. Last but not least I give thanks to those that find it within them to celebrate their special day on our property. We could never live the life we do without you. You are all a very special part of this puzzle. Thank you.
On this day of our anniversary I wish nothing but this for each and every one of you that read this. My life is far from perfect. It stinks big time sometimes. Things hurt worse the older you get and it seems old dogs have a very hard time learning new tricks but I would never change any of it. I think I was born with a special gene that wouldn't ever allow me to give up on something. I am far from perfect. I fail at a million things but I have something inside me that won't allow me to stop. I trudge through the stink and the nasty and I've found myself sitting in the middle of the most amazing life you could ever imagine. We're simple, we don't need much but everywhere I look I see piles of gold but not the kind that shines. For every knuckle I bust, for every bump, for every bruise I give thanks because it all reminds me that nothing comes easy.
love my wife and my children more than any words could ever do justice
therefore I will spare any feeble attempt to do so. Just know that they
mean the world to me. Every kick, scream, tantrum, dirty diaper, tear,
scrape, bump, bruise and broken heart. They are my world and I think
sometimes they think the same about me and that makes me the happiest
man on the face of the earth. I love you my dear wife on this day of our
anniversary. Thank you for everything you have given to me and continue
to give to me, I'm blessed beyond words. For all of you reading this
know that I wish this for every single person that gets married at our
place. One day at a time, everything comes from a seed and don't expect a
mighty oak in the first year. It takes time. I hope and pray all the
time this is just the beginning and I've only just begun putting rings
on my trunk. I got a whole lotta work to do yet.
4066 325th Street Shelby, IA
The best way to reach us is to take I-80 to exit 29
Head North for a mile and turn right onto County Road F66/335th Street
Take a left onto Winston Avenue and go a mile.
Turn right onto 325th Street and our property is on the right hand side of the road.
Follow the lane down to the buildings.
If you see a sign for a Level B/No Maintenance road,
DO NOT use it. These roads are not maintained by the county and when wet can lead to a stuck vehicle.