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Drop off your plastic bags and canning jars at the orchard and we'll re-use them!

We're always looking for wagons for people to use when they go to our pumpkin patch - feel free to drop off your old or un-used wagons at the orchard!

We're also happy to take any picnic tables you're getting rid of - even if it's just the 'bones' of the table.


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We are closed for the 2019 apple season! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us this year. We look forward to seeing you around August 15th in 2020.

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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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A New Take on the Emu Egg

The other weekend my Aunt Ellen (along with quite a few of my other relatives) visited the orchard.  My Aunt Ellen is one of my 12 aunts on my mother’s side.  Because our family is so large, for Christmas, instead of exchanging gifts we are all supposed to make an ornament.  We decorate the tree at the hall we rent with these ornaments and then when the party is over we pick names and give that person our ornament.  Everyone always crosses their fingers that Aunt Ellen will draw there name. 

Why?  Ellen Landwehr is a nationally known rosemaling artist.  A few Christmas's again, she was chosen to have her ornament hung on the White House Christmas Tree. She has written and published two books (Rosemaling with Ellen, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2). 

Back to my initial story – so my Aunt Ellen stopped by the orchard for a visit.  She saw our blown out emu eggs in the store and mentioned that she had painted them before for someone.  I immediately asked her if she would like to paint some of ours for us to sell.  I sent her home with a crate full of blank, deep turquoise emu eggs.  This is what was sent back with my parents a few weeks later (and the pictures don’t even do them justice)


003   006  008   011 012     017 Aren’t these just stunning!?  I have six beautifully painted eggs for sale at the orchard.  I don’t have the best way to display them just yet so if you want to be sure to see them be sure to ask me where I have them. 


Kate said...

Wow. Those are gorgeous.

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