The Kenyon Loop Professional Review and Guide
"Located only an hour south of the Twin Cities, this area of fertile farmland represents a transition zone of sorts. Situated about halfway between the broad valleys of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, the area features a blend of short rolling hills and farm fields carved out of nearly flat prairie. Numerous creeks have cut their way through the landscape on their journey to the big rivers, leaving narrow wooded valleys north of town, while to the south fields stretch out for miles, broken only by patches of trees guarding farm buildings.
Prosperous farms dot the crests of the hills, as row crops warp in sinuous lines around the gentle hillsides. A farmer will raise his hand in a modest Minnesota greeting as he pulls a plow through the thick carpet of green, turning it into a dark brownish black. And the aroma of freshly turned topsoil-rich, dark, and full of humus-mingles with the sweet smell of clover and freshly cut alfalfa, forming a pleasant rural perfume."