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Woman Farmer Margo Warthesen and Many Hands Farm

Margo Warthesen owns and manages “Many Hands Farm” in Theilman, MN with her husband John.

Margo finds a sense of place on the farm.  She grew up on a farm and always knew that she wanted to be a farmer.  The farm and farm family history bring her a deep sense of place. Many Hands Farm is diversified and uses organic farm practices.  The garden includes all sorts of veggies, berries and apples.  There is also pasture for beef cows and calfs.  This bucolic farm has sheep, lambs, goats and chickens too.   Margo markets the farms products through farmers markets in Rochester and Wabasha, MN.  She is also a talented artist.  She weaves, makes quilts and sells her “Gourd-dash-ion” dolls.

I painted Margo in oil in her beautiful garden.

Woman Farmer Lorraine Redig

Lorraine began farming with her late husband Art not long after they married in 1950.  Their farm is in rural Winona, MN. Lorraine raised eleven children along with foster children and exchange students on the farm.  She always did the kitchen gardening, cooking and preserving.  She always helped with the milking of 60 cows and… Continue Reading

Opening Reception for “Rooted In The Land” (SE Minnesota Woman Farmers) & Mary Slabaugh, Farm Woman

    The date of the opening reception for “Rooted in the Land”  SE Minnesota Women Farmer project is April 14th, at the Winona County Historical Society.   Please join us from 1-3pm for refreshments and to meet many of the women farmers.  More to come about that later!   I wanted to share a little… Continue Reading

Esther Heyer, woman farmer in SE Minnesota

Esther Heyer  farms with husband Harley in SE Minnesota.  Ester’s farm is “Heyer’s Out on a Limb Orchard and Gardens”.  The first blog I posted about my project “Rooted In the Land” included a painting of their daughter Bethany on the farm with her baby pigs.  This pastel painting is of Esther picking calendula from… Continue Reading

Woman Farmer Theresa Schieffelbein

Theresa Schieffelbein always wanted to be a farmer.  Her grandfather was a farmer and as a child Theresa would help him “fix tractors” with a bucket of bolts. Along with her husband Erwin, Theresa is now a heritage pork and beef producer on 33 acres filled with woods.  Their farm is Hindsight Heritage Farm in Wykoff,… Continue Reading

Open Studios This Saturday December 17th

Open Studios This Saturday December 17th

This Saturday December 17th Julia Crozier and Julie Johnston (me!) have our home studios open from 10-4pm. Visit us for gift shopping as well as to see the projects we are each working on currently.  Both studios have paintings, pastels, prints and notecards.   Gary Flynn’s (Wooden Joy on FB) beautiful wooden lamps & carvings are also for sale at… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk & Tour 2016

Winona Art Walk & Tour 2016

This Saturday,  November 19th is a big day for Winona Artists.   The Winona Art Walk & Tour and Hand Made Neighborhood showcase our area arts and crafts.  The Art Walk is from 10am to 4 pm with many artists at different locations. I’ll be showing my work at my home gallery/studio with “Woodenjoy” artist… Continue Reading

March 2016

March 2016

It’s long past time for me to post some new work!   A commission finished this winter of adorable “Mimi”.  What a darling girl she is.  I thoroughly enjoyed trying to capture her thoughtful personality in oils. More to come soon…. Continue Reading

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