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Britt Draft Horse Show contestants return to north Iowa

BRITT, Iowa – The Britt Draft Horse Show is back and bigger than ever, and is a Labor Day weekend tradition that has stood against the test of time. 141 more words

Iowa

I'm Going On An Adventure! : Auckland and Hobbiton

Hello! Welcome to my first blog post! Before leaving for the land down under, several people suggested I create a blog to document my travels. So, here it is, in all its glory. 680 more words

New Zealand

Why Burger King may be abandoning the US for Canada

One of America’s oldest burger chains may be jumping ship for Canada and its lower corporate tax rates. This weekend, Miami-based Burger King said that it is in talks to acquire the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Horton’s in a deal that would move Burger King’s headquarters to Canada and create the world’s third-largest fast food chain. 289 more words

AbbVie wins Shire in $55 billion deal

U.S. drugmaker AbbVie bought Dublin-based Shire in a $54.7 billion deal that will allow it to slash its tax bill by relocating across the pond. 368 more words

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Funeral Cortege

Funeral Cortege

My Granddad was a Farrier.

As a child my mother often sat upon the huge, shiny black  funeral Shire horses as they were being shod. 69 more words

Human Stories

The Shire as home

‘I should like to save the Shire, if I could — though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them.

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