Introducing you to local stories

Country Acres encompasses rural living in the central and southeast Minnesota areas. We find stories that peak a variety of interests and piece them together with the heart and soul of each subject in mind
Dsc 5791

Welcome to Country Acres
Where farm meets family, meets country living


Thank you for visiting the official site of Country Acres. Our pages can be found in printed copies dispersed to readers in the countryside of Central and Southeast Minnesota. We are also happy to be able to offer our unique content to you online for access whenever and wherever.

Read these stories in
our latest issues!

 

Canstory original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original

Colfax Custom renovations
on display across the country

Vintage vehicles turned food trucks
hail from Minnesota


NEW LONDON — Having traveled approximately 12,000 miles from Colfax Custom in New London, a red double-decker London tour bus, silver vintage Airstream and 35-foot 1947 Flxible bus sit atop The Perch at Capital One Center.

Centered in the heart of Tysons, Virginia, The Perch’s 2.5-acre rooftop destination  is complete with the three renovated vehicles turned food trucks that hail from Minnesota.

“Two years of blood, sweat and tears went into this build,” said Derek Otteson, owner of Colfax Custom. “The full restoration and conversion of two 70-year-old buses and a vintage Airstream is no small task. There were times when the boys and I were ready to pull the plug on these old girls, but we all dug deep and made it happen. It’s all worth it when the customer is blown away by how good they look.”
Read More
Canstory original original original original original original original original original original original original original original original 1 original original original original original

Fiber artistry

Ellison uses wool from flock for her craft

ZUMBROTA — On a farmstead near Zumbrota lives a fiber artisan who is surrounded by the animals which provide her with their natural bounty.

Nancy Ellison owns Ellison Sheep Farm, where she cares for 50 chickens, four goats and her collection of 12 sheep.

“They can be like your cats and dogs,” Ellison said. “Individuals that are (your) pets.”

Ellison’s flock of sheep support her extensive fiber art work. She does spinning, weaving and felting. Much of her medium comes from her own flock.

“To me, it’d be boring to not do it,” Ellison said. “I like doing things by hand.”
 
Read More
Camping transition3

Sit, Relax and Read


 

I want in on 
Country Acres!

 

Have a story idea, or maybe even some recipes?
Get it touch! We'd love to hear from you. 

 
Contact Us


What People are Saying about Country Acres