A Homestead, homegrown.

Wisconsin is home to many longstanding family-owned businesses, family trades, & traditions with one of the most well-known associations to our good, old piece of land here in the mid-west, rests on the prodigiously broad shoulders of farms.

Here in the “Dairy State”- our expansive acreage is often referred to as ‘ back country’ or ‘the back 40’. For those who don’t know, according to Wiktionary- ‘the back 40’ is a term that was coined sometime in the 1860’s during the ‘Homestead Acts.’ “The back 40” is indicative of  the ‘back side of the farm’- which refers to portions of owned acreage granted to farmers.

Our Give & Get Event.

The holidays are a time filled with yuletide & cheer. Everyone knows that this time of year brings families & loved ones together in celebration & tidings. Visiting with family who has not been home all year, or longer. Smiling children, glistening snow, the smell of fresh pine through the house. Yes, the holidays bring us together with the warm feeling of love & happiness. What a time of year!

But who are we kidding, the holidays.. ah, yes. The good with the bad. The calm before the storm.

Autumn Prepardness- Gutter tips for keeping fall yard maintenance, a breeze.

Oh sweet, sweet summer.. slowly turning to fall in its vivid, vibrant glory.

fall-leave-gpxI stand at my kitchen window each morning, overlooking the sprawling old (& messy) locust tree & my barren patio. I slowly sip my coffee & mentally make a note for myself to get out there and start with the transitional work on the yard from summer to fall. Autumn is my favorite season, but I grow nostalgic for my poor hibiscus that is barely able to force out its blooms, for my daisies that stopped reaching up at the sun weeks ago &, well, my tomato plants which have all but shed their very roots.