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Farm Shows, Farming & New Product FUN!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Greetings from wet Dyersville.
The last part of August into early September has been wet here in Dyersville. By now our grass is typically brown and we don’t have to mow our yard very often. This year we’ve had to mow just as often as in the spring. I guess we shouldn’t complain as...
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Summer 2018 is flying by!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.
Where has the summer gone? It seems like only last week it was June, and now August is here.

I just got done picking our sweetcorn before the raccoons get it. As I talked earlier my stand wasn’t the greatest this year. My wife thinks it would be...
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ERTL Summer Farm Toy Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.
It was great talking to some of you at the Summer Farm Toy Show here in Dyersville. I always enjoy the show as we get to showcase our new items and talk to many of you about farm toys. My birthday is also in June, so this show makes me realize I’m getting...
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Bill's travels, Newest Product and Bring Your Kids to Work Day

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.

Now that we’re into May, the temperatures are finally warming up. It’s finally warm enough for some field work and planting my garden. We just need some more heat to get the soil temperature up a little higher. Last month I visited the CNHi Industrial...
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New Releases and How did Bill Walters Get His Name?

by Bill Walters

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.

I can’t believe we’re in the middle of April already. Once the weather starts warming up I’m ready to get outside and start working on the yard. A while ago I found an old picture of my dad and his team of horses. My dad loved these horses, along with all the...
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Where in the World is Bill Walters

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.

I’m just back from spending a few days in Germany at the huge Nuremberg International Toy Fair.TOMY has a very nice showroom at Nuremberg where we displayed our new products for 2018.I’m sure some of you are aware that Britains farm toys are part of TOMY, just...
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Happy New Year!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.

I hope your 2018 is starting off good. Here in Iowa we are very cold! A few weeks ago 30 degrees felt very cold and right now it would feel great! As I drove into work on January 2nd, the temperature outside was -17 degrees. With the exception of the 8...
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National Farm Toy Show Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Greetings from Dyersville.

It’s hard to believe the Holidays are upon us and 2017 is coming to a close! Hopefully you have wrapped up harvest where you are from. I had a great time talking to everyone at the National Farm Toy Show.
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What's New for the National Farm Toy Show from ERTL

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Greetings from Dyersville.

I can’t believe it’s already early October. Harvest time is starting here in Northeast Iowa. Our hot temps and dry conditions have given some farmers the green light to get started. Our neighbor started last week. The dry conditions must have also caused...
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Hello Fall 2017! New releases to look forward to!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Greetings from Dyersville.

Where did the summer go? It’s now into September and the cold temps have already visited us here in Iowa. I was able to attend the Iowa State Fair this year. I always enjoy looking at the tractor restorations done by the various FFA chapters. The grand...
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