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The Travels of Bill, Meet the Team and Farm Toy Updates!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Greetings from Dyersville!

Welcome to July.  It was a hot June in our neck of the woods, and with hardly any rain the crops were starting to suffer.  In the last two weeks the rains have finally started coming.  It’s amazing how fast things can “perk up” after a good shower.  I’ve been...

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Summer Farm Toy Show Month and Meet the Team!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Greetings from Dyersville!

It’s officially June and we’re getting ready for the Summer Farm Toy Show.  We’ve finally gotten some warm days, which makes the weeds want to grow up in the garden faster than I can hoe and pull them out.  I’ve also discovered a slow leak in the right front...

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ERTL Farm Toy Updates & More of the ERTL Team to Meet!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2021

Greetings from Dyersville!

Thank goodness for warmer weather!  It’s that busy time of the year in Northeast Iowa.  All the farmers are in the field putting down anhydrous and getting corn in the ground.  That means it’s time to also get my garden in shape and start some work around the...

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ERTL Farm Toy Updates & More of the ERTL Team to Meet!

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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Greetings from Dyersville!

We’re rounding off the month of March and the snow is finally melted here in Northeast Iowa.  Now I get to see all of the gravel that’s been pushed onto the lawn from our lane.  I guess I need to get out there and fix that!!   

I’ve also had my eye on a...

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Farm Toy Updates and Team Introductions!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Even though February is a short month it sure seems long.  It’s been a cold and snowy month, but hopefully warmer weather is finally on its way.  My goal is to work harder so I forget about the weather.  In my last blog I mentioned that we would start introducing other members of our team.  This...

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Happy New Year from ERTL Farm Toys!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Greetings from Dyersville!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday.  I’m glad 2020 is over and we have moved on to 2021! Now that the days are getting longer I’m already thinking about spring.  On December 29th Mother Nature blessed us with the last snow of 2020.  

I try...

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ERTL Farm Toy Special Announcements!

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Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

I can’t believe it is December already.  November was a busy month full of surprises.  The month started out quickly as the Walters family added another member.  My grandson, Jack David was born on November 2nd.

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National Farm Toy Show and Farm Toy News

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

October has drawn to an end and it’s almost time for the National Farm Toy show.   This year’s show is a little different than normal.  The main show is being held in a different building here in Dyersville.  The former “American Homes” building is just down the...

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Special Edition ERTL Farm Toys News

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

It’s been a busy last 30 days as we’re now into September.  In my last blog I gave an update on my sweet corn.  Here is an image of some of the crop this year.  You can’t beat fresh sweet corn from the garden.

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Brand New Puller Tractors, ERTL 75th Anniversary Sets and more!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

Here we are in August and the summer is flying by. The corn looks good around Dyersville as we’ve gotten some much-needed rain in early July.  One of the storms had some wind that did a number on my sweet corn.

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