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Drifless Images in Pixels and Prose will feature people and places within the region as portrayed on this map.

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Driftless Products and Places

This fiction book is about a veteran journalist who tires of the hype and spin of modern media and decides to seek something truthful in the wilds of Tasmania.

Two chapters also are set in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. Available via www.iUniverse.com, www.amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Or: Order here.


For photos of items for sale, go to the gallery link for this site below. 

For overall info, go the Shed's Facebook page by clicking here.

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Westby House Victorian Inn

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Branches Winery

http://www.brancheswinery.com

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Ottervale General Store

S4015 Husker Hollow Rd.

La Farge, WI. 54639

608-625-4258 - 608-343-8261

Email: kpalderson@gmail.com

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The artist who did the oil painting of DiSciascio's, shown here in development stage, is offering prints. Contact Katie Musolff at http://www.katiemusolff.com

While there, also check out her soul mate's art at http://www.andrewclairfletcher.com.

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Valley Stewardship Network

Our Mission:

Valley Stewardship Network works to protect the lands and waters of the Kickapoo River Valley through stewardship outreach and citizen action that result in healthy food and water for generations to come.

Explore our site.

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Welcome to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,569 acre tract of land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin.

Its history, resources, administration, and recreational diversity make it unique - a place like no other. We invite you to come see for yourself the many wonders of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Here sandstone outcroppings tower over the Kickapoo River as you paddle its quiet waters, and native plants and animals abound in all seasons.

Whether you'd like to join us for a scheduled interpretive hike, adventure into the back country on your own, or simply stop and admire the beauty, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve welcomes you! Click here for more.

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Gallery Featured Photos

For galleries of photos from around the Driftless Area and beyond, click here.

For archives of stories done about the area, go to the Message Board of this web site and scroll down.

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Welcome To Driftless Images

 All three eaglets have hatched. Click on the photo above to go to the Decorah Eagle Cam.

Welcome to Driftless Images, a site that morphed out of the Driftless Writers Blog. into Driftless and now to its present format .

The site still serves as a forum for folks who love the creativity and challenge of using the language in written form. It doesn't matter whether you are a student, hobby writer or a pro -- or whether you write prose or poems -- you can post your work here. Just use the Driftless Writers Blog Message Board below.

You won't be paid for your writing. Any obscene or libelous/slanderous posts will be removed by the publisher. But, if you can live with those rules, you can use this as a forum to see your work in "print" in cyberspace.

Over the next few years, I plan on writing about the people, places and things that make the Driftless area unique. We also will work to capture the beauty of the area and document the life here in photos. Thus, the Pixels and Prose part of the site name.

The Driftless Area is a relative well-kept secret in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois. Its karst geology makes it unique, gives it beauty and also makes it an environmentally fragile area. 

We'll document that as well as the characters who inhabit the area and some of the communities and places that give it further identity. ... Gregg Hoffmann

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Post your writing by clicking below

You can write your piece right on the blog, but it usually is better to copy and paste it into the site from your own computer. All works on this site are copyright protected and cannot be used again without permission from the authors. Feel free to post notices and opinions about community issues. Features that appear on this site also will be archived on the Blog.

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Recent Archived Features on the Blog

Cheyenne Valley History Highlighted

Eagle Survey

Prairie's Antoine Wins Bronze

Jacobson Creates Driftless Images In Multiple Ways

Leo & Leona's Music Schedule

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Driftless Imagemakers

Couple Creates Artful Images

Katie Musolff in her gallery

Katie Musolff and Andy Clair Fletcher live in Stoddard on the Mississippi River and create beautiful art.

Their lives seem to be moving in harmony, as both enjoy the Driftless Area, appreciate its beauty and grow in their artistic endeavors.

Their paths to this particular point and time, however, represent rather divergent journeys. Katie came from a creative family in West Allis, took art classes early in her education, periodically entered art competition and earned a scholarship to the prestigious Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD).

Andy, who is from Waukesha, came to art and the Driftless in a rather marked different way. “I didn’t come from a real art family,” he said. “I was always drawing, and my grandmother encouraged me. I never really thought of it as a way of making a living.”

Read about them by going to the Driftless Writers Blog of this site.

You can see Katie’s work at http://www.katiemusolff.com. Andy writes a blog and displays some of his work at http://www.andrewclairfletcher.com. You also can see a photo gallery of their work at https://driftlessimages.shutterfly.com or by clicking on the Photo Galleries link in the left hand column of this site.

A display of Andy Clair Fletcher's landscapes

Earth Day At KVR

Kickapoo Earth Day’s fifth annual event, Sacred Water, Sacred Land, will take place Saturday at both the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and La Farge Community Center.

Beginning the day at the reserve at 9 a.m., the all-day free event features informative booths, a children’s tent and Native American activities in a traditional Ho-Chunk ciporoke, a long house made of bent poles. Food will include organic hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, and tortilla hummus and veggie wraps, plus homemade desserts.

For more, go to: http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/kickapoo-earth-day-event-set-for-saturday/article_cd474816-306c-5361-9b07-5b11f24c8b8c.html

Birding Among VSN Activities

Maggie Jones of the Valley Stewardship Network and Barbara Duerksen of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve will lead a program called Birding the Lower Kickapoo from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10.

Raptors, warblers, vireos, song sparrows and many other species can be seen on the tour.

Cost is $20 per person, $30 per family. Contact the Driftless Folk School at www.driftlessfolkschool.org or call 888-587-6540 for more information and to register.

The program is sponsored by VSN, KVR and the Lower Kickapoo Initiative. It is part of the VSN Spring and Summer Stewardship Activities and Workshops.

Call 608-637-3615 or go to www.kickapoovsn.org for more info.

Benefit Planned At L&L

A benefit concert for Doug and Sue Boecher will be held at Leo & Leona's on April 27, at noon. The L&L notice reads:

Please come to this important event. Doug & Sue Boecher, good friends of many of us at Leo and Leona's, lost their home this February. Please come out and enjoy fine entertainment and support a great cause!!!

Music starts at 12:30, with performances by:

The Prairie Dogz

The Ultra Sonic Due

The Dave Rodgers Band

Dan Sebranek

The Sonic Beats

Mary Cortesi

Bus Boys

Tim Johnson

Door Prizes, baked items, guitar raffle and more!! Cover charge: $10.

For more L&L events, go to the Driftless Writers Blog.

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