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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Apple Season is Closing In!

Yeah! Can you believe apple season is almost here? It seems that time has just flyed since last year. I'm sure you're all super excited to meet our new addition, baby Capri...and you should be. She's just adorable. All you have to do is give her a big smile and she'll return it right to you! I think you'll also get a kick out of Cedi this season. She's getting so big...crazy! She's learning to talk and has quite the stubborn streak. She's a very good helper and I think we may have a wonderful picker some day.

Yesterday we started to get the store set up for the season. We have the cleaning and the basic layout complete. Now we just have to stock the shelves with fun apple goodies, crafts, veggies, and of course some apples! I'm not sure exactly when the apples will be ready (you'll have to ask Diane that) but we should have some blueberries there this weekend and some miscellaneous veggies grown by my mother-in-law.

I'm excited to see you all again soon!
Friday, July 25, 2008


Hi Everyone! I know this is super late notice but Kim's Crafty Apple will be selling at a booth at Waunafest tomorrow (7/26/08) from 9am until 5pm at Centennial Park on Holiday Drive in Waunakee, WI. Hope to see you there...otherwise, looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks once the apple store opens for the season!
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Grandkids and Vegetables

Cedi and Capri spent the day with Grandma and Grandpa today. It meant Grandma didn't get much work done, but had an awful lot of fun. I missed out on my usual walk through all the various patches with a hoe. I take care of some weeds and keep an eye out for bugs and other problems at the same time. the pumpkins and squash have had their problems with bugs, but look really good right now.

Cedi was out in the sunflower and corn patch with me on Tuesday. I wasn't sure if she'd like it or not since it's all taller than she is and The leaves were hitting her as she followed the rows. But she thought it was pretty neat. Kept busy for quite some time picking up rocks and putting them in the back of Grandpa's Gator. I think I could have lived with some of those rocks since she picked up everything she considered a rock right on down to pebbles. But it gave me time to work on the weeds and admire the plants as they grow. We're going to harvest part of this area, but the main purpose of the patch is to play in. We started with sweet corn and giant sunflowers, then added broom corn, other varieties of sunflowers and miniature Indian corn. If other kids enjoy it as much as Cedi did, it should be a big hit.

So today I took both girls with me to pick the summer squash. We had a nice collection of small green and yellow zucchini I wanted to cook for dinner. Cedi had several in her hands as we came into the house. I told her to take it to the kitchen. Well, she headed straight for her little kitchen instead of my big kitchen. When I told her Grandma needed to cook it, she let me know she thought it was hers and she was going to keep it. So she ended up standing on a chair helping Grandma cut up zucchini. She threw all the waste in the garbage, then put the pieces in a bowl. I'm sure I'll have a little helper on a chair beside me every time I cook now. Sounds like fun.

Frank and I went out and picked blueberries after the kids went home. Then we got the Gator and took an evening tour of all the gardens. Even when one or both of us have been out there during the day, we like to make a tour together in the evening. It's relaxing and helps us keep on top of what needs to be done next.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another Saturday...Another Craft Sale

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will be selling my crafts this weekend at the Poynette Garden Tour Arts/Crafts Fair. It is on Saturday, July 12th from 9am to 4pm at the Pauquette Park shelter on Main Street next to the Village Hall. I am pulling out all the stops and will have two booths full of fun things including my quilts, jewelry, hooded towels, hand-dyed clothing, and a variety of bags. Hope to see you there!

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