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Thanks!

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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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(608) 635-4780

Friday, April 26, 2013

Apple Blossom Days Schedule

We still have a tiny bit of hope that the trees will have at least a few blossoms for the 4th and 5th weekend – much more hope for the 11th and 12th weekend I have to admit.  Regardless – there is TONS of fun things planned and to do at the orchard for the first two weekends in may.  Below I’m going to post a schedule so you’re sure not to miss any of the fun you’ve been dreaming of.  I will continue to update the schedule below as more items/events are added on so be sure to check back!

Each of these days our gift shop will also be open with handmade items from Kim and Diane Lapacek as well as our canned goods, honey, and maple syrup.  All of these things make great gifts for mom!  Let’s not forget – we’ve added onto our store since last season!  Stop by and see what we’ve been working on!

Saturday, May 4th

10:00 am
  • Store opens
  • Multi-Family Garage Sale begins
  • Representatives and vendors are set up and ready to go: origami owl
    • Origami Owl – Living Lockets – FANTASTIC gift for mom this mother’s day!
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2:00pm
  • Most representatives and vendors pick up to go home
4:00pm
  • Day 1 of Apple Blossom Days comes to an end

Sunday, May 5th

10:00 am
  • Store opens
  • Multi-Family Garage Sale begins
  • Representatives and vendors are set up and ready to go:
origami owl 2
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NOON
  • Bob Lapacek of ‘Lapacek's Loft’ will be releasing his homing pigeons from the orchard!
2:00pm
  • Most representatives and vendors pick up to go home
4:00pm
  • Day 2 of Apple Blossom Days comes to an end

Saturday, May 11th (be sure to wish Jared a Happy Birthday!)

9:30 am - Yoga in the Orchard with Tammy of Circle of Stone Wellness Services

Yoga in the Orchard is part of YogAnywhere, a program to encourage the practice of yoga wherever you are!  Yoga improves physical health, teaches awareness and mindfulness, and helps the spirit to soar, so why not make it a part of everything we do?  Yoga in the Orchard puts our practice in a space to connect with the amazing processes of spring - the trees coming to life and blooming with the start of the much anticipated fruit we will all be anxiously awaiting later in the season.  In addition, after the hour long practice which will be a gentle and do-able for all practice, you can join the fun at Lapacek's Apple Blossom Days!  Just $5 per person.  Contact Tammy 608-228-0979 with questions.

10:00 am
  • Store opens
  • Multi-Family Garage Sale begins
blooming orchard
  • Karmen Linder Photography Mini Sessions are going strong – there’s still a *few* openings left…don’t wait much longer to book your spot – See what’s available by clicking HERE and going to the Google Live Doc that Karmen Created.
  • Representatives and vendors are set up and ready to go:
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matilda j released may1
11:30am


  • Karmen Linder is running a fabulous 'Kids Canvas Art' table for your kids to create fabulous, priceless pieces of art like the ones shown above.  Last Christmas my kids made 'Cork Paintings' for their cousin and now have orders for many more for the Christmas of 2013! (goes until 2pm)
2:00pm
4:00pm
  • Day 3 of Apple Blossom Days comes to an end

Sunday, May 12th aka Mother’s Day

10:00 am
  • Store opens
  • Multi-Family Garage Sale begins
  • Representatives and vendors are set up and ready to go:
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    • Origami Owl – at the orchard until noon – great last minute gift for mom opportunity!
    blooming orchard
  • Karmen Linder Photography Mini Sessions are going strong – there’s still a *few* openings left…don’t wait much longer to book your spot – See what’s available by clicking HERE and going to the Google Live Doc that Karmen Created.
  • Ask us Questions about the ‘Kids in the Garden’ Program and/or sign your kid up on the spot!
  • Alpine Ranch Pics & Ponies open up for pony rides (at the orchard until 4)
  • Ang from Be Bold and Amazing will be here to paint faces and/or tattoos (here until 4) - she came last Apple Blossom Days and did an AMAZING job!  The kids all had a great time!
2:00pm
4:00pm
  • 2013 Apple Blossom Days comes to an end

WHERE:
Lapacek’s Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955
Sunday, April 21, 2013

Operation Fruit & Vegetables–Kids in the Garden 2013

This is the second year for the ‘Kids in the Garden Program’ at Lapacek’s Orchard recommended for kids ages 5-9.  We’ve realized that only YOU know your kids – if they’re under 5 or over 10 and you think they would enjoy the Kids in the Garden Program – please sign them up!  The program went over AMAZINGLY last summer and I honestly can’t wait for the second season to start!
Kids in the Garden - Week 3
  • Help plant a special kid’s garden and care for it every week.
  • Special hands on learning activities in all the other gardens at Lapacek’s including apples, pears, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, squash, pumpkins, gourds, cabbage, sunflowers, herbs, tomatoes and peppers.  We’ll even keep an eye on the ornamentals.
  • Learn about the life cycle of plants, how to build great soil, pollination and lots, lots more.
  • Explore whether critters are friends or foes.
  • Sample fruits and veggies right after picking (sometimes raw and sometimes cooked) with the kids involved in every step.
  • On Wednesday, July 17th Chef Matt from Monty's Blue Plate Diner will be visiting and COOKING WITH THE KIDS!  This will be an extra special day this summer!
  • Additional ‘field trips’ will be available this year.  These will most likely happen at times not during the normal programming and may cost additional fees depending one where we’re going.  I’ll keep you posted as I schedule these.
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We will be holding informational sessions during Apple Blossom Days – the first two weekends in May if you want to find out more about this program before you sign up.  Stop by anytime between 10-4 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.
Wednesday afternoons, June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7 from 2:00-3:30.  Cost is $30 per child for the entire season ($25 for any addition child in the family – example;  Two children in a family would cost $55 for the season, 3 children in a family $80 for the season). Come as often as you can.  An interested adult is required to accompany the child(ren) at no charge.
Think this sounds like fun?  Don’t worry – you can come any week for just $5/child.  If you can possibly email me ahead of time (lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com) so I can make sure to have enough for everyone that would be great.  BUT if it's a last minute decision that you make please still come!  All are welcome!
If you already know that you and your child (or children) are definitely in please send Kim an email at (lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com) to reserve your space.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions!


enjoying a refreshing beverage
Not sure if you’re interested?  Just click on the links below to see all the fun we had during the last 2012 season!
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Road Trip

Yesterday morning I pried myself out of bed at the early hour of 3:45am.  Jared, who’s used to getting up this early for work, didn’t have too much of an issue.  We were on the road by 4:00am.  (My parents came and stayed with the girls and got Cedi to school).  We were heading to Michigan and back to pick up the apple trees we are planting in the orchard this year. at hilltopWe made great time and were at Hilltop Fruit Trees by 10:00 (Michigan time…so 9:00 our time).  at treesWe had 275 trees to load onto the truck and take home.  at loadedHere they are all loaded.  The key to driving with them is to keep there roots covered so the wind didn’t completely dry them out.  Jared strapped and strapped and strapped them down. 

We were back on the road and home before 3:00pm.  A success.at gnarlyHere’s a picture of a gnarly looking tree at the Hilltop orchard.  Jared and I are thinking these are some that the company uses for grafting to make other trees.  Either that or they have a completely different method of pruning than we do.  Any way you look at it – the orchard full of theses shaped trees is super creepy but super cool looking.  at pallets

I had to snap this picture before we left too.  They had HUGE stacks of pallets at their place and I loved these brightly painted ones.

We think we have at least one place in the orchard that is actually dry enough for us to plant in so we’ll get about 70 in later today – fingers crossed…

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Apple Blossom Days, Multi-Family Garage Sale, Mother’s Day Gifts, and Much More Coming Soon!

It’s almost time for you to all visit us at the orchard again!  I’m sure you’re missing us as we are missing you!

Apple Blossom Days

WHEN:
Saturday & Sunday
May 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th
from 10am to 4pm
WHAT’s All Happening?
· Multi-Family Garage Sale
     Items you can expect to see..list will continue to be updated - children's clothing - both girls & boys, toys, crib
- Check out the NEW ADDITION to our store room!

Great Mother's Day Gift Buying Opportunities

origami owlOrigami Owl Representatives 4th, 5th, and 11th from 10am – 2pm and the 12th from 10am to Noon.  These are GREAT gifts to make for mom for mother’s day.  You can come to the orchard, put together you special locket and have it for mom right away!  I was at an Origami Owl party not too long ago and already gave my mom her locket since she’ll be gone for Mother’s Day – she loved it!
- 31 Representative (more details to come)
- Partylight Representative -Jamie Logan Mateo on Saturdays May 4th and 11th from 10am - 2pm.
Jenny Bormett from the Painted Daisy will have her items for sale the weekend of May 4th and 5th.
- Matilda Jane Clothing Rep will be at the orchard, May 4th, 5th and 11th from 10am to 2pm!  *squeal*



Karmen Linder Photography Mother's Day Mini Sessions
Current time slots open:  
SATURDAY MAY 11TH: 8am, 830, 9am, 930, 10am, 3pm, 330, 4pm, 430, 5pm, 530
SUNDAY MAY 12TH: 8am, 830, 9am, 930, 10am, 3pm, 330, 4pm, 430, 5pm, 530


Family FUN!
· Make and Take Craft Table
Apple Orchard
                Bird House from a Gourd ($12)
And Naomi of Glitter Workshop will have her goods and some fun make n take crafts too – more details to come!

On Saturday May 11th from 11:30am - 2pm, Karmen Linder will be running a fabulous 'Kids Canvas Art' table for your kids to create fabulous, priceless pieces of art like the ones shown above.  Last Christmas my kids made 'Cork Paintings' for their cousin and now have orders for many more for the Christmas of 2013!

· Canned Goods
· Honey
· Maple Syrup
- Popcorn (un-popped)
· Handmade Items from PersimonDreams, The Apple, Diane and other artists.
· LOTS of Play Equipment for the Kids
  • Visit our goats and chickens
· And MORE!
Info Sessions for this Summer’s ‘Kid’s in the Garden’ Program at 10am and 2pm each day (more details for the 2013 season to come too..)
WHERE:
Lapacek’s Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

*We still aren’t sure on the exact days of the apple blossoms this year.  We’re thinking they should be there at least one of the two weekends.



I’ll be updating this post as I ironed out more of the details and before the big days I’ll be sure to post an itinerary for each of the days so you are sure not to miss anything!
Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Addition

Wow – I’ve been terrible at keeping you all posted on the orchard going-on’s this winter.  So – here’s some pictures I snapped at the end of February.  I’ll get some more recent ones posted as soon as I take them (sorry..I thought I had already…)

IMG_5566Here’s the new view of the sheds as you pull into the orchard.IMG_5572And a closer view of the addition we added.IMG_5573The shed roof goes from the one shed to the other but part of it is just a lean.  We put in translucent roof pieces so the sunlight will still go through…it’s going to look ‘magical’.  IMG_5579Here’s the view of the addition if you are standing back by the goat pen.IMG_5616The walls and ceiling are all covered in wood boards planed from trees off Frank’s land.IMG_5618The loft.IMG_5619We’re not 100% sure what we’re going to be doing with the loft area on the addition but part of it is going to be a place our girls can hang out while we’re working in the shop.  They had fun painting the boards for the railing of their area.IMG_5622

And a view of walking in the door.  It’s definitely going to be different!

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