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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.

Farmer Sue Wiegrefe & Prairie Plum Farm

Sue Wiegrefe owns Prairie Plum Farm in Canton, Minnesota. She holds degrees in horticulture, floriculture, woody plants and public horticulture.  Before becoming a farmer, Sue has worked in Chicago and Phildelphia Arboritums and taught horticulture at University.  Sue works off the farm part time. Sue’s farm was originally an Amish storefront.  She has 14.5  beautiful… Continue Reading

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