2011

December 2nd, 2011
Open House Update Come one, come all!  The Holiday Open House schedule is upon us.  We are suppose to be getting snow tomorrow and Sunday, so it could turn out to be a fa-la-la-la-la weekend yet!  Our November Open House was great fun, and we celebrate our second one this weekend - and so, if you aren't too far away - please hop in a car and head over : ) I will be posting a new painting for you next week! ...more details then.... Read More
November 1st, 2011
Halloween is upon us. This is the most bizarre  holiday of all.  I mean really, who has time to take a perfectly good productive evening to dress up looking ridiculous  and go out Trick-or-Treating...let alone the time it takes to put together a costume. To my delight however, once we hit the streets and join the rest of the other crazies in the commonplace world - it is really a good time.  My two youngest boys are still enchanted in... Read More
October 18th, 2011
I have finally fulfilled my 10 year promise to wonderful friends Tom & Betsy Wirt of Clay Coyote to be a guest artist at their Open House.  It was a gala event, with some of the most beautiful pottery and artistic treasurers ever, topped off with a spread of food fit for the Queen! I spent Friday through Sunday in the wonderful company of three other artist including Heather Goodrich of Bufton HandKnits, who knits hand made baby... Read More
October 14th, 2011
We arrived back home safe and sound on Sunday, October 9th from ‘yet again, our biggest week of the year’!!  This year’s arena display was beautiful, with purple shavings that wowed the cattle on them!  Record cow, exhibitor, and spectator numbers made this year’s event one of the best ever. I would also like to tribute my great staff – Lana, Tami, Karen, Nancie, Jayne and John.  These are the people who make it happen!  They endured... Read More
October 12th, 2011
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October 7th, 2011
The show is going great!  The crowd is lively this year and the cows seem even more spectacular than usual.  All 7 of the major dairy breeds are represented at this show.  The various breeds have their ‘show day’, and the culmination of the week is tomorrow, Sat. October 8th at 4pm for the Parade of Champions, at which time the Supreme Champion of the show is chosen.  If you have never been a spectator at this event – it is something... Read More
October 3rd, 2011
We are now in the wonderful city of Madison WI – preparing for the big show! World Dairy Expo officially opens tomorrow, Oct. 4 and runs through Saturday Oct. 8th.  Show hours are 9am-5pm daily.  It’s amazing to think we have traveled here for this show for 26 consecutive years.  Show specials this year will be our famous "Buy 3 get the 4th One Free" for any print or giclee, and our just as famous card sale..."Buy any 4 Packages of... Read More
September 30th, 2011
“T’was the week before Expo, and all through the shop, not an employee was sitting or standing around. The trailer was parked by the sidewalk with care, with hopes that Lana, Tami and Karen would soon be packing in there! The employees were hustling, hurrying about, while visions of Expo danced in their heads. And Bonnie and the girls in sneakers and jeans, had reviewed the plan for the long trip ahead.....” and so it goes on! We are... Read More

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