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Visiting My Parents' Farm in Wisconsin

Yesterday I visited my parents on their farm in Wisconsin. It's not really a working farm. My father is retired and they lease their fields to other farmers and grow enough vegetables for themselves.  They also have chickens.  They also have a creek for fishing on the Nippersink.  There is a foot bridge where the grandkids go to fish. My mom likes the color red.    My brother gave my mom this funky pot last year for Mother's Day. My sister gave her this chocolate chicken from France.

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Sweet Treats and New Christmas Ornaments

We had a dinner with family at my parent's farm in Wisconsin.  She ordered a Buche de Noel cake which came with candied cranberries on top. It was delicious!   Decorations on a side table. I also went to a German Christkindlmarket in Chicago. One shaped like a tear drop hand painted in Austria with a wolf, some rabbits and birds.  Another from Germany decorated with pearls.

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Stavkirke Washington Island

A stavkirke chapel on Washington Island, Wisconsin was lovingly built in the past half century by local residents who wanted to preserve and celebrate the Scandinavian heritage there. I rode bikes around the island last weekend.  This was the first time visiting the stavkirk chapel.  Inside there are faux painted marble pillars.  There are also carved panels and altar.   There is a hand carved schooner hanging from the rafters in reference to the island community and heritage.

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