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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.

The Garden Chronicles - Kermis Time

Backyard Homesteading, Canning Tomatoes, Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, Gardening, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Kermis, Pickled Beets

The Belgian American Walloons who settled around southern Door, northern Brown and Kewaunee Counties in the 1850s, brought with them a rite of Fall – the kirmess - or harvest festival.

Derived from ‘church mass’ and known colloquially as kermis this traditional outdoor fair or festival featured church, food, dance, music and games.

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The Revenge of the Chinese Spammers

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Have the rest of you noticed the prolific postings from the poor sap from Fujian Province, China?

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, All Along the Watchtower, Pat Guadagno, Perfectly Good Guitar

Start your weekend with Pat Guadagno covering a classic Dylan tune...

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The Best Roasted Pumpkin Seeds In The World

Backyard Homesteading, Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, Gardening, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Snackface Pumpkin

Well at least possibly the world's best roasted pumpkin seeds.

Halloween is just around the corner and with the carving of the gourds all of those seeds can be put to good use.  This should be a family-wide kitchen project.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Al Jardine, California Saga

It's the start of the weekend people.

Put your hands together for this blast from the past.

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Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Politics, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

What I'd find interesting is if Mr. Gas Pains, who I believe to be an old school Republican without a party these days, is planning to vote for Romney and support the party as it has evolved ?

Or, will he stay at home....or will he actually cast a vote for the Democrat !

I'd imagine you'll dodge this question and like a seasoned politician answer it without answering it....but, sometimes people can be surprising.

If you actually answer it I think that would be very telling as to where this election will go.

I'm still on the record as saying Obama will win, and he will even get the quiet support of quite a few people who would never tell you they voted for him.

Business owners are doing well these days, look at the stock market and business profit levels. Big business is making a killing. Hardly a big reason for a change.

Posted August 29 over at the Tosa Town Square by someone using the handle Prodigal Son.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Gypsy, , Moody Blues

How about another walk down memory lane.

The Moody Blues - Gypsy...

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The Garden Chronicles - Is Organic Superior?

Backyard Homesteading, Gardening, Organic Food

The garden is done.  Finis.  ¡se acabó!

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Forest Exploration Center Considers The Eschweilers

Construction Projects, County Grounds, Eschweiler Buildings, FEC Charter School, Forest Exploration Center, Historic Preservation

 

 

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, I Melt With You, Modern English

It's the start of the weekend folks.

Crank-up the volume on your office workstation for Modern English and I Melt With You...

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The PB&PB Sandwich

Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, Food, Just For Fun, Pickled Beets

As I tapped-out this post my initial idea was to regale you with a short historical time-line detailing the evolution of the sandwich.  That would be redundant because a very good job of it can already be found on the web.

So let's cut to the chase.  Before you recoil in horror - I am not going to describe how to assemble a sliced, cold boiled beef tongue with spicy German mustard on rye.  Instead I am going to detail the assembly of a sandwich that even the most ardent of vegans can get their hands around.

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