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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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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

happy thanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving from the entire Lapacek Family!  We hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday!  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pumpkin Apple Pie Recipe

Can’t decide if you want to make a pumpkin pie or an apple pie for tomorrow’s feast?  Try this – a little of both!


1 pie crust – homemade or Pillsbury does a pretty good job too

2 medium apples or 2 cups drained canned apple slices

1 tsp. butter

2 cups pumpkin puree, canned or fresh

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp tsp ground ginger


1.  Preheat oven to 425-degrees.  Grease a 10-inch pie plate.

2.  Roll out the pastry and fit it into the pie plate.  Trim and flute the edges.  Refrigerate.

3.  Peel, core, and cut the apples into slices.  Place in a skillet with the butter, cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and drain.  If you are using canned apples, simply drain and set aside.

4.  Place the pumpkin, cream, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Beat together until smooth. 

5.  Arrange the apple slices in the bottom of the chilled pastry shell and pour the pumpkin mixture over them.

6.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Reduce oven to 375-degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes longer, or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool before serving. 


*TRICK*  If after the allotted cooking time (or even 10 minutes longer) your pie doesn’t seem to be setting – turn your oven off but leave your pie in it.  It will help set the pumpkin without over cooking it. 

I made this for the family and got raving reviews!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

One Last Sneak Peek

Okay – I’m pretty much just going to post some pictures of the Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holidays here.  I’m exhausted and my list before we open at 9am just keeps getting longer and longer!  Who wants to bring me coffee in the morning?  :)


I took my camera out after dark so I didn’t snap a picture of the beautiful wreaths made by The Paint Farm – I’ll be sure to get one tomorrow!  IMG_1843

Here’s the view you get as you walk into the shop…IMG_1742 - Copy IMG_1744 - Copy IMG_1745 - Copy IMG_1746 - Copy IMG_1747 - Copy IMG_1748 - Copy IMG_1752 - Copy IMG_1756 - Copy IMG_1758 - Copy IMG_1760 - Copy  IMG_1764 - CopyIMG_1762 - Copy IMG_1767 - Copy IMG_1769 - Copy IMG_1773 - Copy IMG_1774 IMG_1776 IMG_1785 IMG_1792 IMG_1793This is the stocking stuffer/secret santa table!  Everything on it is $5 or less! IMG_1806 IMG_1810 IMG_1812 IMG_1814Make N Take Ornament station is all set up!  IMG_1829 His & Her John Deer aprons :)IMG_1831 IMG_1833 IMG_1835 IMG_1838  IMG_1850 IMG_1852 IMG_1854 IMG_1857 And – don’t forget to stop by Cedi and Capri’s table :)  They’ve been working hard making things for the craft sale – my little entrepreneur’s.  When we ask what they’re doing the response is, “Just trying to get rich”.


See you all tomorrow and/or Saturday!  Good Night!



Friday, November 16th from 9am – 6pm

Saturday, November 17th from 9am – 5pm

  • A Girl Scout Cookie Booth will be set up on November 17th from 10am to 3pm!

Hoedown Sneak Peeks – Fabric, Barns, Trees, and Rings

Some of the artists have delivered their items to the shop already for the Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holidays and I wanted to give you all a few more ‘sneak peeks’ before we open up tomorrow!   IMG_1670Some adorable fleece dog hoodies are for sale this year!  The artist borrowed her Grandson’s Clifford to show you how it will look on your dog! IMG_1674 These Embroidery Hoop Quilted Art ‘To Do’ hangers are one of my new creations this year.  I free motion quilted ‘TO DO’ on the buntings and then added mini clothespins so you can hang your to do lists or shopping lists on them.  A cute little decoration for a kitchen or crafting area.  IMG_1696Diane brought over the fabric that she hand dyed herself.  This is premium fabric used for quilting and other sewing projects.  It’s rich, superbly made, and unique.  These hand dyes add lots of dimension to any project.  We’ll also have patterns for sale as well as quilts we’ve made from our hand-dyes to help give you ides.   IMG_1701Come and check out the quilt rack we have.  These are ‘made to order’ so stop and get the info to add this to your home and show off your quilts.   IMG_1703 A few days ago I showed off the reading cubby my girls now have.  Above is an amazing play barn made by the same man.  I may have to snatch one up for the girls myself…there are even hay bales AND the doors on the lower floor open and close!  So cool!IMG_1709Another one of my new items this year are Christmas Trees.  I have a few different options for you – fabric, feathers, rosettes, and even typewriter keys.  These make great, unique holiday decorations! IMG_1725A friend of mine is new to the sale this year.  KTG Designs made these amazing mixed metal rings as well as some other beautiful jewelry! 
I hope these ‘Sneak Peek’s have you gotten as excited as I am about the sale.  I’ll try to do one more post later tonight as more great art arrives.  We’ll be set up and ready to go tomorrow at 9am!  See you all there!

Friday, November 16th from 9am – 6pm
Saturday, November 17th from 9am – 5pm
  • A Girl Scout Cookie Booth will be set up on November 17th from 10am to 3pm!
Lapacek’s Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hoedown Sneak Peek – CJs Eco Chic

IMG_1630Many of you have already discovered the magic of CJs Eco Chic’s soy candles.  This apple season she introduced something new to her line – wood wicks.  I immediately snatched one up and I LOVE it!  It burns for hours and hours on end!  I have burnt my larger wood wick candle for four full days and it is still going.  And the scent fills my house wonderfully. 

 IMG_1631I’m really excited that Jenn made a new size wood wick candle for our sale this weekend – some little mini ones!  These are going to make the best stocking stuffers and secret santa gifts!   IMG_1635 Be sure to come by the shop this weekend for the Handcrafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s Sale and stock up on candles.  IMG_1643

These are also great gifts for that person that gets you a gift but you didn’t get them a gift.  A wonderful thing to stock up on so you’re always prepared!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Craft Sale Sneak Peek

IMG_6286With just a few days (five actually) left until the 6th Annual Handcrafted Hoedown for the Holiday’s sale at the orchard I wanted to keep you excited about all the amazing talent that will be there!


Denise Squires of Nise’s Niche has been creating away and has some truly amazing things for the big sale.  Here ooak burlap wreaths made decorations for your home this season and also fantastic gifts for friends and family.  IMG_6282

Let’s not forget about her Art Boards and Sewing Kits. 


Also – these fun scarves – gorgeous, practical AND warm!


and adorable, well made, fashionable clutches. 

And if I know Denise (or Nini as Pip likes to call her) she’ll have a few other fun things in store for us on Friday and Saturday as well!

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