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Down on the Farm: Glass cottage


Tucson has managed to retain its historic roots, despite rampant growth. One of the city’s cultural traditions is the urge to put a guest house out back.

The guest house is for visiting relatives. But the relatives rarely show up, so in this day of person-to-person internet marketing, the owners put the cottage online in hopes of getting a little rent from their back yard boondoggle.

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe