December 18th, 2009
It’s looking like Christmas here in Minnesota! Winter blasted in here last week, with a few inches of snow and the first “School Is Canceled – Snow Day” of the year!! I remember being a kid, there is not much that tops getting a Snow Day from school!! Pretty much everything here is frozen up now, we’ve even had our first sub-zero temps – so the season of “Long Johns and Hot Chocolate” is in full swing! FAMILY MATTERS,... Parents – have... Read More
December 4th, 2009
There is something in the air this time of year, that I don’t notice during any other month,... it is a state of euphoria. Which is what?,... Joy, extreme happiness, excitement, exhilaration, jubilation! It is something that comes from your heart, deep inside. How does it happen? I believe it comes from putting money into the red buckets of the bell ringers at the Mall baking cookies for the shut-ins or those in treatment centers doing... Read More
November 26th, 2009
The traditions of the Thanksgiving Holiday are especially wonderful to me. It is a unique time of the year that people celebrate family and friends without the commotion of gifts, decorations, extra baking, and all the hoopla that just about puts you over the edge! It is a day to reflect on the many blessings we have, rather than our problems. It makes our hearts happy and joyful for the abundance we have and the things God has given... Read More
November 18th, 2009
The blitz is on with last minute preparations for the Bonnie Mohr Studio Open House this week!! We hope you will be able to join us this Thursday-Sunday for our Holiday Open House. It is crazy to think that it is really this time of year already,... but I guess we will go with it – full speed ahead!! Please stop in and check out our great deals, get a free prize, and sample the goodies – I will personally be baking for you!! AROUND THE... Read More
November 9th, 2009
I could hardly wait to sit down this morning and write this blog. It is one of the moments in your life when emotions of pride, happiness, and excitement melt together for an explosion of WOW – OMG,... It was the weekend our 11 year old son got his first deer! Now, I could never ever shoot something so beautiful, but I understand all the reasons there is such a thing as ‘deer hunting’. John and the boys had come home empty handed on... Read More
November 2nd, 2009
Happy November!,... the month of October has already faded away – it left as quickly as it came! We spent most of the month hoping for sunshine and good weather to get into the fields and harvest the crop, but were faced with above average rainfall and cold temps. Now we continue to hope for adequate sunshine and good weather to wrap up harvesting! AROUND THE STUDIO,... I will be finishing a corporate commission this week. I wish I... Read More
October 23rd, 2009
We’re back!!!!!!!! We made the trip to Madison, WI for the 2009 World Dairy Expo – and have journeyed safely back to the farm and studio – YEAH! Another awesome show, another awesome year and good times shared with many old and new acquaintances. Rekindling friendships is a treasure that never gets old. Despite the recession and depressed milk prices – WDE carried on with the normal air of excitement that it always does. My entire... Read More
September 27th, 2009
This blog will be short and sweet! We leave for World Dairy Expo in less than an hour – and I still have 5 hours of work to do!! You would think that after going to this show for 23 years I could learn to plan ahead a little better,... subconsciously I must love the ‘rush’. Harvest is well under way,... we have just a small amount of corn silage left to chop. The crop has yielded quite well,... and the beans aren’t far off. We’ve had... Read More
September 13th, 2009
It’s Sunday, September 13, 8:14am. The sun is shining, the fog is just beginning to lift and as I sit here painting, I hear the milk truck arrive to pick up the milk that has been produced in the last 24 hours. This is a moment in time when I feel blessed. I smile and sit quietly listening to these subtle country pleasures that most people never realize. What is a sleepy Sunday morning for most, is yet another 5am dawning of chores for... Read More
August 27th, 2009
There are so many good things to love this time of year: County and State Fairs, cool nights, sweatshirts and the hint of leaves wanting to change colors! I wish there could be at least 6 months of autumn! AROUND THE STUDIO,... It’s a big mess! We are tore down and are exhibiting at the MN State Fair. Tomorrow we begin the 12 day marathon. We embrace the noise, the dust, the crying children being pushed around in strollers, the people... Read More