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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.

This House is for the Birds

Chores, Conservation, Nest Boxes, Song Birds

My 88 readers know that I am a big fan of song birds.  Over the last couple of decades I have been building and installing nest boxes on our farm to provide a home for the cavity-nesting birds such as house wrens, tree swallows, bluebirds and so-forth.  One of the rites of spring is cleaning, repairing and installing replacement nest boxes. 

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Mark Knopfler, Why Worry, Perfectly Good Guitar

It's a doubler.  Two weeks in a row of Mark Knopfler.

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Talking Turkey

Turkey Decoys, Turkey Hunting, Talking Turkey

Not that I'm superstitious or anything but I think that last night's rare, spring Hunters Moon did the trick.  It probably didn't hurt that I engaged in absolutely no trash talk about turkey hunting since last year's turkey drought.  I wasn't taking any chances about offending the turkey gods.

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Blood Moon

Astronomy, Hunters Moon, Talking Turkey, Hunting, Superstition

At the farm with a 1st season turkey permit.  And it has been an inauspicious start.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Mark Knopfler, Our Shangri-La, Perfectly Good Guitar

Mellow into your weekend with this perfectly done Mark Knopfler tune.

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