Out & About

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 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
August 23rd, 2011
Besides Christmas, there is probably no other more celebrated time of the year for farm families, than the County Fair!  It seems that each year, we embrace the same chaos in an effort to get to the fair in good order.  It involves training cattle to lead at the eleventh hour, rummaging through every cotton-pickin drawer in the house for at least one registration paper we can't find, loading the trailer with cattle and tack, and then... Read More
July 25th, 2011
I'm slowly learning that the way to actually 'do' some of the things in summer, that you hope to accomplish is to put them on the calendar!  Several weeks ago, our oldest daughter who goes to college in Duluth reminded me of the promise I'd made to get up there this summer!  I grabbed our 'already loaded' family calender, found an open weekend, and plotted our destination:  Duluth, MN...July 22-24.  What a beautiful city with an... Read More
October 10th, 2010
Hello everyone! Finally, a little time to sit down and BLOG!  Actually, I think I will BLOG, BLOG, BLOG…. I have a some catching up to do!  First, I extend heartfelt wishes to all of you, that in the business of life you have been able to get outdoors and saturate yourself into the beauty of our autumn world.  The colors adorn the countryside like rich jewels in a spot light.  Our region of the country has been blessed with 10... Read More
August 17th, 2010
Embracing August!  I would have to admit that this month is filled with more ‘hustle and bustle’ around our place than December!  This week is our county fair.  Our yard looks like a parade of sorts with each kid leading their animal in a different direction, cattle trotting to and from the ‘wash rack’, tractors and wagons delivering loads of hay and straw, and my own employees racing around the studio to pack for State Fair.  And just... Read More
August 10th, 2010
  The duties of August fill our lives!  This is the month of the year that implores our time and attention for the many events that we have been preparing for since May!  The garden, the crops, and the fair take center stage around our place.  We spent the weekend picking tomatoes, cucumbers, and yes more green beans! Some of the cucumbers were sliced and diced and already eaten, while other were packed into jars and are transforming... 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
August 11th, 2009
Oh where oh where is the summer going,... August,... already!! The days are fleeting by and the time is getting short to squeeze in all of the summer activities! AROUND THE STUDIO,... we recently hosted a summer 4-H tour group. They toured both the Bonnie Mohr Studio and the farm. There have been a number of summer vacationers stopping through as well – thank you, we enjoy your visits. So by now, you have all figured out that my ‘time... Read More
October 10th, 2008
One thing that has remained strongly embedded in my heart since childhood, is my fervent love for pumpkins! Each one, uniquely shaped and grown in various shades of oranges, greens and golds – seem to speak their own personality by doing nothing more than just merely sitting there! My fondness for these eccentric looking ‘vegetable creatures’ is spurred on every autumn, not only because of their unique beauty and carefree ability to... Read More
September 25th, 2008
The colors of fall, the aroma of harvest, and the beautiful Autumn atmosphere of the country truly make this the best time of the year!! Take your family for a drive in the country this weekend, and don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch! This is without doubt my favorite time of the year!! AROUND THE STUDIO,... Busy is the buzzword around here!! We are only 2 days away from departing for World Dairy Expo, Madison – WI. This is my biggest... Read More
September 5th, 2008
The start of the most beautiful season of the year, crisp leaves, cool nights, sweatshirts, bonfires, and pumpkin spice coffee! AROUND THE STUDIO,... We did it – we marathoned 12 days of the MN State Fair!! Our new double booth this year was wonderful. It was open and spacious, making for a better shopping and viewing atmosphere for everyone. THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to visit, purchase or just say HI! It was just great fun... Read More
August 28th, 2008
Oh where oh where has my Bonnie Blog gone,... Oh where oh where could it be!!!! Hi Everyone – Im finally back,... it’s not that I have forgotten about the blog, it’s just that life peaks out on the ‘craziness scale’ this time of the year. AROUND THE STUDIO,... I’ve been busy chasing to and from the “color house” and “printer” in the cities, and since my last blog have gone on press with some new cards, as well as reprinting some ‘sold-... Read More
July 21st, 2008
AROUND THE STUDIO,... I promise, promise, promise to have a new painting to show you next week. The delay and anticipation of new work – awaiting completion and yet to be created, is making me crazy! But – when duty calls, I beckon! Me and my tired little mini-van just keeps chasing up and down the road to baseball games, gymnastics, Dr. appointments, and whatever else is penciled on the calender each day. Every summer I begin with a... Read More