At the base of a tree near her home along Second Avenue Southeast, Jennifer Crace has built what she calls her "little gnome village." The tiny community includes gnome figures, a front door, mushrooms, hens and chicks, flowers, rocks, benches, windows and more. Crace started making her world in miniature at the beginning of summer. "We had the hollowed-out bottom of the tree," she said. "We planted flowers in it and said, 'That's cute,' and thought we should add something else..." For more on this story pick up your copy of the Oct. 6 Stewartville STAR.