Posts by Robert

The First Ever Lands’ End Backpack Field Day

One sticky afternoon a few weeks ago we took a busload of kids to Bethel Horizons, a gorgeous, 548-acre camp just a stone’s throw from our Dodgeville…

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The Bunny Will Be Here Before You Know It

Still hunting for an easter basket? Here’s one guaranteed to last year-in, year-out. And when the chocolate’s gone it’ll serve as a handy tote for toys,…

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Here We Come A Caroling!

It all began about 25 years ago with just a guitar and a handful of employees who wanted to share some Christmas cheer. Since then, the…

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Snow Fortified

A couple of weeks ago, as a cold October wind whistled around the house shaking down the remainder of our backyard’s foliage, we celebrated our son’s…

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Our Not-So-Friendly Neighborhood Spook

  Like most small Wisconsin towns, the village of Ridgeway (population 637), a few miles east of Dodgeville, is a sleepy village known for its friendly…

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Fish & Ships

“The Mississippi River is well worth reading about,” said Mark Twain, who probably wrote more about it than anyone else. Since the “Big Muddy” is less…

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The First Day Is A Big Day

Like moms and dads across the country, a few days ago we woke up our sleepy kids early and got them ready for a new school…

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This Schoolhouse Rocks!

Just a couple of blocks away from our headquarters stands a little whitewashed schoolhouse on the grounds of the Iowa County Historical Society. However, it hasn’t…

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A Day In The Life. . .

Here in Wisconsin, school is officially back in session. So we’re getting back into our routines of packing lunches, filling out forms and walking our kindergartners…

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Kiddlywinks And Crowdy Crawns.

  Southwestern Wisconsin celebrates its Cornish heritage. Tucked away in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin—and just seven miles from our headquarters—lies one of America’s most…

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