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Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, Who'll Stop The Rain

Start your weekend with this teaser.  Fogerty and Seger... 

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Consider The Larch

Sustainable Forestry, Tamarack, Monty Python

My favorite tree is the Tamarack or Larch - Larix laricina.  Also called the Hackmatack.

Common to low areas such as swamps and bogs this tree also does well in well-drained upland sites.  The larch can tolerate cold temperatures better than any tree in North America which is why you'll find it in the northernmost regions of the continent.  As a forest product - lumber from the tamarack is exceedingly durable and rot-resistant.  It's basically tough.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, D'yer Mak'er, Led Zeppelin, Sheryl Crow, Accordians

Start  your weekend with Sheryl Crow covering this reggae-influenced song by Led Zeppelin.

D'yer Mak'er... 

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Les Terribles

32nd Division, Family, Les Terribles, Military History, Veterans, Wisconsin Army National Guard

Hostilities had already ended seven months earlier with an armistice agreement between the Allied nations and Germany.  It went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day - is generally regarded as the end of the war to end all wars. 

World War I or The Great War came to an official close with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. 

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Eilen Jewell, Rain Roll In

Eilen Jewell says to start your weekend playing some music... 

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Harvest Time

Farming, Neighbors

Ringneck pheasants in the yard!

And the blonde Lab is going ballistic.

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Deer Camp 2013

Deer Camp, Hunting, Cowboy Junkies, Superstition, Friends, Deer Hunting, Congressman Sensenbrenner, Butchering, Deer Management, Politics, Scott Walker Deer Manager, Thanksgiving, Friday Morning Music, Stairway To Heaven

Thursday, November 21 - Get Ready...

Two guys are out hunting deer. The first guy says, Did you see that?  No, the second guy says.  Well, a bald eagle just flew overhead, the first guy says.  Oh, says the second guy. 

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