Brambleberry proprietors Chris and Sherry Hardie. Brambleberry proprietors Chris and Sherry Hardie

Bits from Brambleberry

Welcome to Bits from Brambleberry! From wine to weddings and farm to garden, we’re sharing the latest news and stories — sprinkled in with a bit of humor and storytelling.

Our blogs will display our variety of interests on many topics, which is how we ended up with such a diverse lifestyle. We’re fortunate to have met so many fascinating guests and customers over the years, which has made us all the richer for the experience.

Chris spent more than 30 years in the newspaper business telling stories and still writes a weekly column. He will share some of his stories and thoughts whenever the writing itch needs to be scratched.

Sherry is passionate about gardening, cooking and being in touch with Mother Nature. She is also an avid reader, part of her lifelong quest to never stop learning.

We hope you enjoy these stories.

Blog Posts

From farmer to butcher

skinning a deer

One trait that is universal with all small farmers is the do-it-yourself mindset. This is not unique to farmers, but figuring out how to get it done is as ubiquitous to farmers as carrying a pocket knife, pliers or a multi-tool. When there’s a breakdown or a snafu, there’s usually a repair, process or procedure […]

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The Grand Wedding Pavilion at Brambleberry for beautiful Wisconsin weddings

The Grand Wedding Pavilion at Brambleberry   Our majestic Grand Pavilion for wedding receptions was custom-designed for your special day. This unique and impressive 4,000 square-foot party pavilion is among the top high quality wedding venues in Western Wisconsin. Brambleberry’s Grand Pavilion is able to seat up to 250+ of your friends and family for […]

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Wedding Rates

La Crosse, WI area weddings at Brambleberry’s Grand Pavilion Before you sign a contract anywhere else, tour Brambleberry’s wedding venue. You’ll be glad you did. Brambleberry is the most affordable, high quality wedding venue in the La Crosse, WI area. We are comparable in quality to other area venues charging $5,000 to $6,500. Contact us […]

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Brambleberry’s organic gardens

A sustaining belief Flowers, vegetables, berries and fruit trees are an integral part of Brambleberry. We believe in being good stewards of the earth, which nurtures and sustains us all. There are always some flowers in bloom during the growing season at Brambleberry and guests enjoy organic berries and other produce from our gardens, along […]

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Brambleberry Highland Cattle

Scottish Highland cattle are beautiful and rugged cows known for their prominent horns and shaggy coats. They are also very self-sufficient cattle because they can survive on less than ideal pasture. The meat is very lean and healthy. The animals are grass fed and take longer to mature than other breeds. We have future plans […]

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Brambleberry Sheep For Sale

All 2019 lambs have been sold. We have one 3-year-old registered stud ram for sale: $200   Brambleberry Farms is a member of the following organizations: The Scottish Blackface Breeders Union and the Scottish Blackface Sheepbreeders Association USA

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Brambleberry Sheep Farm

One of our favorite experiences in England was seeing the many flocks of sheep grazing on pastoral, green hillsides, watching the lambs frolic and hearing the soothing sounds of sheep bleating. We raise Suffolk and purebred registered Scottish Blackface sheep. The Scottish Blackface is the premier hill sheep of the Scottish Lowlands and has been in […]

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