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.
Start your weekend with this number live from last year's Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Cold Play - Charlie Brown.
Sure, I know you're probably asking yourself - He's got it backward. Shouldn't it be strawberry rhubarb? You never hear of rhubarb strawberry pie? It's always strawberry rhubarb pie.
I have it correct inasmuch as here is more rhubarb in my jam by weight. As the dominant ingredient it goes first. I digress.
It's the start of the weekend people.
Kick it off with some stunning vocales from Adele...
Got the pumpkins and Lima beans planted today. The pumpkin variety is called Snackface Hybrid - supposedly a big producer of tasty seeds - if you fashion roasted pumpkin seeds.
As I was taking my recycling cart to the curb recently it occured to me that it was largely full of expired gardening journals, newspaper food sections, bowhunting, turkey hunting, pheasant hunting, NRA magazines, and Wisconsin Outdoor News. It was an eclectic collection of reading material for sure.
And a big pile of it too.
Need a jumpstart on life as you start your weekend?
I have just the prescription.
It's been abandoned. Dang.
I fetched the paper from the porch this morning and mama finch wasn't sitting on her clutch of eggs.
So I sneaked a picture.
This past weekend a bunch of us got together for an organized bike ride. Have I told you lately how well that new hip is working-out? Getting back in the saddle was - in a manner of speaking - just like remembering how to ride a bike.
In any event there was some serious post-ride porch sitting that followed and I had to chase a couple of my friends out of the garden.
It's the start of the weekend and time to feed the Van Morrison jones.
This is a really, really jamming version of Moondance with Candy Dulfer...
Our house finch nest is tight quarters now that everyone has hatched.
You have to sneak-up on these fuzzy little chicks to snap a picture. Get too close and they all pop-up in unison with their mouths wide-open expecting a meal.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is knocking on my door just about everywhere it counts.
Waukesha County to the west of Tosa and Brown County just southwest of our tree farm.
I admit that I was surprised to learn that the Supreme Court of the United States upheld most of the Affordable Care Act today. If you'd have asked me yesterday what the odds were of that happening I'd have suggested slim to none.
The messaging has now commenced and GOP heads are exploding over THE TAX.