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People Of The Driftless

Barb Byers – The Owl’s Nest

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My husband & I just bought the Barn House in February to keep it in the family and we are excited to get The Owl’s Nest up and running for people to come enjoy the barn for fun and relaxation in Ossian Iowa. The Owls Nest is the name we gave the Air BnB since Uhlen-hake means Owl Farmer in German.

Mark Walinske – Margo + Lola Flyfishing School

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I grew up in Michigan and mainly in an area that was also home to Hemingway. When I wasn’t sailing, windsurfing or skiing, I was flyfishing. For over 50 years I’ve been seduced by flyfishing having started at age 10 under a larger-than-life grandfather who insisted I try it. Having moved to Minnesota in my early adult life and also having had a cabin in Wisconsin for many years, the Driftless region was always familiar to me as a fly angler.


Agricultural Roots

Driftless Organic & Sustainable Farming

Our Driftless Ag Roots goes back hundreds of years! It's no wonder Organic and Sustainable farming here in the Driftless has influence across our entire nation!

Travel In The Driftless

Vacation is StayCation

Here at the Driftless Area Magazine, our writers, and readers alike, travel constantly, searching for fun things to do and amazing people to talk with. We choose a city or town, and off we go on our journey!

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