green county wisconsin: Thankful Thursday - Patience bears fruit - 06/04/09 03:57 AM

We planted two dwarf pear trees a few years ago.  I know the old saying about full sized pear trees "Grow pears for your heirs."  This is why we went with dwarf trees.  The cherry tree we planted the same year has born fruit three years now, but the pears have never had anything.  This year, though, one tree is covered with tiny fruit and the other has a smattering of developing pears too.  Exciting!  I'm looking forward to making pear butter and pear crisp this fall.


green county wisconsin: Monroe Theatre Guild looking for youth workshop scholarship sponsors - 06/01/09 03:47 AM
In July, Monroe Theatre Guild has the first run of their new Fairytale Theatre children's theater workshop and performance.
Fairytale Theatre is much more than just a play for children. Up to 60 children ages 8-18 may enroll in this combination workshop and performance event.  High school students will direct it under the tuttelage of Dave Bristow, learning the art of directing in a hands on fashion.
Kids ages 12-18 have the option of enrolling as part of the scenic and technical crew. They will learn directly from MTG powerhouse Suzanne Miller as they help to design, build and paint … (2 comments)

green county wisconsin: Speechless Sunday: Summertime... - 05/31/09 02:41 PM

 All rights reserved. Photographed in rural Green County, WI, on an early summer day in May, 2009.  This tiny little pond is located on private property or I would tell you where you can go to stick your toes in the water and watch the butterflies flitter on a warm day.

green county wisconsin: Wordless Wednesday: Green Energy in Green County, WI - 05/27/09 02:48 PM

All rights reserved.  Photographed in rural Browntown, Green County, WI, early one evening in July 2008.  Can you find all the wind turbines in Green County?  There are more than you might think there would be around here.  This one is located west of Clarno on Highway P heading towards Browntown.

green county wisconsin: Things to do around Monroe, WI: May 27 - June 2 - 05/27/09 02:26 PM
It is time to take a look ahead at what is going on in the area in the upcoming week: 
The Young Professionals of Green County are going mini golfing on Thursday, May 28. Join us at 6:30 pm at Swissland Mini Golf in New Glarus. The cost is only $7.50, and I've been told that YPs can feel free to bring the family. On June 11, the YPs will be having a business showcase featuring yours truly talking about the benefits of working with an EcoBroker and green real estate for everyone while touring a local home. More details on … (0 comments)

green county wisconsin: April Market Report for Green County, WI - 05/09/09 03:22 AM
Now that April has drawn to a close, it is time to take a look at how the real estate market did locally did during last month.
First, the number of single family homes that sold in Green County in April of 2008:
18 homes sold in April of 2009, The average sale price was $140,824, The median sale price was $125,200, The highest priced property sold was $340,000, The lowest priced property sold was $25,000. Things have dropped a little bit since April of 2008:
29 homes sold in April of 2008, The average sale price was $156,5197, The median … (3 comments)

green county wisconsin: Green County Wisconsin Tasting Tour #2 - 04/26/09 02:16 AM
This blog is called Cheese Country Realtors.  If you are curious as to why I would name my blog this, come down to Green County and try our Tasting Tour #2.
Green County is home to many dairy farms, and we make a great deal with the cow's milk produced here.
Tasting Tour #2 will feature these dairy products.  Cheese is our most famous product, but we also are home to one of only three homestead, artisan yogurt companies in the state.
Begin your day in Monroe. The Historic Cheesemaking Center is located just off Hwy 69, and it is … (0 comments)

green county wisconsin: Spring means clean up time - 04/24/09 08:48 AM
Spring has really and truly sprung, so it is time to get our homes and yards ready for another warm weather season. A weekend's worth of work now will pay off with increased safety, decreased energy costs and increased pleasure in your home.
Here are a few things to remember to do around your Green County home this spring:
Take a moment to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors. Checking them is such a simple thing, yet something homeowners often forget about until too late. Walk around your yard and home to clean up the trash and debris the … (2 comments)

green county wisconsin: Market Report for Green County Wisconsin - 04/21/09 08:04 AM
With all the media talk about the real estate market, it is high time for a market report for our area.
I examined the number of single family homes that sold in Green County in March of 2009:
25 homes sold in March of 2009, The average sale price was $142,654, The median sale price was $118,500, The highest priced property sold was $513,500, The lowest priced property sold was $25,000. I then compared this to the March of 2008:
17 homes sold in March of 2008, The average sale price was $160,067, The median sale price was $141,500, The highest … (1 comments)

green county wisconsin: Upcoming workshop "See Jane Grow" - 04/14/09 06:07 AM
Positive change is brewing in America’s countryside with women-owned businesses growing at twice the national rate. Women also constitute one of the largest, fastest-growing groups purchasing farms today.
These trends will be showcased at an upcoming free seminar, “See Jane Grow,” in Monroe on April 30 at 6:00 pm. The interactive seminar offers support to existing women ecopreneurs and those who hold dreams of launching their own business related to food and agriculture.
“From farmers to food artisans, from mompreneurs to retail business owners, women launching green business prioritize more than profit,” explains Lisa Kivirist, co-author of the award-winning book, ECOpreneuring … (0 comments)

green county wisconsin: Green County Wisconsin Tasting Tour #1 - 04/06/09 08:13 AM
Whether you are a tourist visiting the area or a long time resident, take a little vacation and sample some of our goods. Try a day trip to the area with a Tasting Tour*.
Tasting Tour #1 will focus on beverages, alcoholic and non.
Start your day in New Glarus. Here is where you will find New Glarus Brewing Company, a quickly growing upstart in the craft brewing world. Fat Squirrel, Spotted Cow, Organic Revolution, Crack'd Wheat - these are names known to beer aficionados in the Midwest. Dan and Deb Carey are the founders. This company is unique because … (1 comments)

green county wisconsin: Things to do around Monroe, WI in the the first week of April - 04/01/09 03:05 PM
Is it any wonder I laugh when people say there this nothing to do around here?  There is so much happening in the upcoming weeks that I know we won't be able to get everything we want to.
~ A new exhibit is opening in Frehner Gallery at the Monroe Arts Center. Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of..." is the exhibit title, and it features acrylic and watercolor media by Beki Borman, and sculpture by Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski. The opening reception is Thursday evening from 5 until 7 pm in Frehner Gallery, and the artists will be speaking at 5 … (0 comments)

green county wisconsin: Local Foods Initiative - 03/16/09 07:24 AM
Award winning breweries.  CSAs.  Cheese factories.  Catalog classic The Swiss Colony.  Family farms.  Market gardeners. 
Obviously, food plays a large role in our lives here in Green County.
There is a new initiative beginning that has the goal of getting more of our local foods into local homes as well as helping people start the value-added food businesses they have always dreamed of, but never had the resources or support to begin.
The group, sponsored by UW Extension, is currently doing a survey to assess demand for a community kitchen in order to secure funding. If you currently have a small … (3 comments)

green county wisconsin: Things to Do around Monroe, WI - 03/11/09 04:12 AM
Have you made your weekend plans yet? Here is a sampling of the upcoming events in the Monroe area:
~ Young Professionals of Green County is having a speed networking event at Blackhawk Technical College on Thursday evening beginning at 5 pm.
~ The Monroe Public Library has their annual St Patrick's Day event on Saturday, March 14 from 11 until 2. Enjoy stories at 12 and 1 pm, and crafts throughout with Miss Kris and the Volunteens.
~ The Browntown Firemen's Dance is on Saturday evening starting at 7 pm at the Civic Center in Browntown. Support … (1 comments)

green county wisconsin: Area Business Spotlight: Nicki's Diapers - 02/23/09 07:57 AM
There is a strong entreprenurial spirit here in the Green County area.  Many small businesses call this area home.  Some are well known outside of the area, but little known here.One of these businesses is Nicki's Diapers. Nicki's Diapers opened up a retail storefront in New Glarus last year under the name Planet Wise, but they have been operating online for considerably longer than that. Nicki's Diapers and Planet Wise show the half-hidden environmentalism that is surprisingly strong here in the Green County area.As a cloth diaper user myself, the opening on Planet Wise made it even easier to keep my … (1 comments)

green county wisconsin: One thing I love about my job - 02/21/09 07:32 AM
There are many wonderful things about being a realtor, but I think my favorite has to be the terrific people who I have gotten to know as a result of helping them buy or sell a home.  Many times, clients become friends who are present in my life long after we leave the closing table.There is the couple who dropped off a bag of cucumbers at the office for me last summer because they had too many and they knew I could find a use for them.  I made freezer pickles, and every time I open a jar this winter, I … (2 comments)

green county wisconsin: What is going on in the Green County area? - 02/18/09 03:16 AM
Will I see you around town this week?  There certainly will be options for getting out and about.
~ Go out to dinner and help the Albany Music Department raise money. Their annual Spaghetti Dinner happens on Thursday, February 19 from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm in the school . Adults are $6, students and seniors are $5, and kids under 7 are $4. Students from the music department will be performing throughout the evening.
~ Turner Hall has their monthly Styles Ala Carte fashion show from noon until 1:30 pm on Thursday. The show is free, and fashions from area … (2 comments)

green county wisconsin: Green County Spotlight - 02/13/09 07:03 AM
For anyone who is living in or interested in the Green County, Wisconsin area, Green County Spotlight is a must see website.If you have not been to Green County Spotlight before, click over and take a look around. This website has been a work in progress for many months now. It is a portal to all about the Green County area.You will find guides to many local businesses as well as specialized guides for different quality of life features:
There is a Food and Dining Guide with information on local restaurants, food tours and culinary events, even recipes. The developers of … (2 comments)

green county wisconsin: February events with the Young Professionals of Green County - 02/06/09 08:26 AM
Young Professionals of Green County is a group with a mission: "Our mission lies within our motto of 'Connecting, Celebrating, and Developing Green County's Young Professionals.' Our purpose is to provide existing and future YPs who live or work in Green County with a means to network while having fun."
The group is sponsoring two events in the month of February.
Their scheduled event is a trip to Rockford to watch the Icehogs play the Lake Erie Monsters on February 20. They will meet at the Swiss Colony parking lot at 5 pm, with a stop at the Culvers in Winnebago … (0 comments)

green county wisconsin: Things to do in Monroe, WI - 02/04/09 04:12 AM
Come out, come out, where ever you are! There is always something going on here in Cheese Country.  In addition to the regular recreation opportunities like cross country skiing or enjoying a book and a mocha at Fat Cat Coffee or Café Claudeen, consider the following:
~ The 22nd annual Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition and Exhibit opens at Frehner Gallery in the Monroe Arts Center on Thursday. The exhibit will run for the entire month of February. The program will culminate with an artist’s workshop from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, February 28. The workshop is open to … (2 comments)

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