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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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Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Francis Charles Addition

IMG_0502I’ve been hearing  a lot of ‘WOW!  This place is different!’ and ‘WOW!  You guys have been busy.’ as people walk into the store this season.  Yes – we put on an addition – or more correctly Jared and Frank put on an addition.  So…here’s the story of what we did:


Between the 2012 and 2013 apple season we put up an addition the store.  We just felt it was time to make it a bit roomier and easier to get around on those busy September and October Weekends. 

The Amish came down for three days and helped Frank and Jared put up the steel portion of the addition.  Then, Frank (aka Francis Charles) hauled up saw logs from various trees on his property to have the Amish for them to cut into boards.  Jared and Frank used this wood to cover the interior walls of the shed.

Jared stopped at the Restore Shop in Madison to find the windows we needed to make the addition nice and bright.

Frank also had a building on another property with a mezzanine that wasn’t being used.  All of the materials used to create the loft in the addition were repurposed from the unused mezzanine.  At this point the loft is meant to be a safe place for our three girls to play, study and relax during the busy days of apple season.

Meade Construction Company out of Lodi came and poured the concrete floors to finish the addition.

IMG_0505An overhang also now connects the two shed.  We have some translucent roofing in to let the light in and help create a ‘magic apple fairy walkway’ feel (remember…we have three little girls…everything revolves around fairies).  This way, if it’s raining, there’s still a place to hang out comfortably while you enjoy playing with the kitties or eating your caramel apples.

We hope you like the changes we made and that your visit to the orchard is a little less hectic because of it.


A view of the addition looking from the goat/chicken/rabbit area…


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