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Conveniently located on Hwy 210 in Carlton, MN, just 3 miles off I-35,
right on the Willard Munger Trail near Jay Cooke State Park.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Carlton Chicken Swap Next Weekend

Hey, it's that time again. Mark your calendars. Next Saturday, September 8, is the Carlton Chicken Swap and as usual we're looking to make it memorable. The Chicken Swap will include breakfast from 8-10 a.m., lunch from 11 - 1 (yes, chicken and fowl) and chicken bingo from 8 till who knows when.

There will be live jugband music with Lee "Colorblind" Johnson at the helm on the hay bails, and the possibility of Sasquatch-sized chickens showing up to terrify us with hilarity.

There's no telling what will happen when it's Carlton Chicken Swap time, but we know one thing is certain. There will be good times.

And while you're in the neighborhood, stop in and say hello. You're always welcome here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Biking and Art... It's All Good

Bicycle by Michael Holmes, www.michaelholmes.com
You've probably noticed we like biking around here. And we like art, too. Art Dimensions is a great place to stop to get out of the rain if you're ever doing the Munger Trail. Joelene here does wonderful framing for many artists in our region, and there are some very nice pieces for your walls if you have any space or simply want to rotate what's already there.

Today was the Bayfront Park Art Fair and we just happened upon this very nice painting of a bicycle by Cottage Grove artist Michael Holmes. It seemed like something fun to share to remind you that we have both bikes and art for you here.

Stop by sometime. Grab life by the handlebars and make the most of it.