Anderson’s pottery is the star of the show. She depicts an ever-expanding repertoire of regional wildlife: birds, animals, insects and wildflowers. Using a decorating technique called “Sgraffito,” she scrapes and carves away a contrasting surface layer to reveal the image. Some of her local favorites are Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes,Continue Reading

Thommen, age 33, is the youngest of the antique shop owners in Cuba City. Lucille Thiltgen, 92, owner of Tin Lantern Antiques, is the oldest. She’s operated her store for 24 years. Before that, she raised her family and farmed, and always collected antiques. “This gives me something to doContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen – Editorial Directors Note: This article was written Pre-Covid 19. 608 Brewing Company has been doing an amazing job in supporting the La Crosse community, that we thought you should hear more about them during these times. Currently, the best time in U.S. history to be aContinue Reading

By Carson Schulte – I’ve just moved into my rental house in north Denver. Moving boxes clap against wood floors. Dust flecks spring and flutter, then settle deep into the joints of what will be my new home. Cardboard sags in the bedroom, living room, and kitchen, slopped and sortedContinue Reading

Premier artisanal winery, cidery, farm, and orchard – Wild Hills Winery (formerly Weggy Winery) is a premier artisanal winery, cidery, farm, and orchard nestled among the rugged beauty of the Driftless region of Wisconsin. Located on 80 acres of forest, fields, and meticulously cultivated vineyards, Wild Hills Winery provides aContinue Reading

Cover Story by Kylie Compe If you find yourself passing through the quaint little knee-high town of Hillsboro, take a minute to turn down East Madison Street. It won’t take long before you find yourself admiring the beautiful 106-year-old historical Carnation Milk plant. Once upon a time, this factory producedContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –  “Pay it forward”, is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others, instead of to the original benefactor. By paying it forward, someone else’s circumstances, or life is changed for the better. Ultimately, the person paying it forward growsContinue Reading

By Nolan Arentz –The La Crosse Distilling Co, located in, you guessed it, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is striving to change the way the spirits industry goes about procuring our favorite cocktails.  Headed by company owners Chad Staehly, Nick Weber, and Mitch Parr, La Crosse Distilling Co. opened last fall 2018 with anContinue Reading

Brad Fry – The Angry Elf By Rick Pedersen – I believe the world of CBD has much room for exploration. There is much room for misinformation and confusion, but also many benefits. It was with my meeting Brad Fry of Angry Elf Farms in West Salem, Wisconsin, that I hopedContinue Reading

By Matt Schumann – Expanding upon an article in the Autumn 2020 issue, The Driftless Area Magazine is revisiting Jangle Soapworks. Quoting the earlier article: “Jangle is an organic farm that produces Goat’s Milk Soap and other sundries with products for sale in several Mount Horeb gift shops as wellContinue Reading

By Kylie Compe – Nestled in the backwoods of Barneveld, Wisconsin is a cute little barn that houses Botham Vineyards & Winery. Bright green trees loom over the little gravel road like something out of a fairytale as you pass by the vineyards and little house on the hill. DrivingContinue Reading