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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

Gardening, Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors

The garden has recovered nicely and fresh veggies are rolling in the door and finding their way to the table and freezer.

Been picking green beans, peas, kale and a couple varieties of lettuce.  The radishes are finished for the present and I'll sow more when the weather turns cooler.

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Roadside Religion

Religion, Roadside Curiosities, Strange But True

While out on my bicycle I stumbled across this curious ode to religious expression-

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Tosa Trivia

Tosa Trivia

This is a weird bit of gastronomical trivia from the Mayfair Mall of yore.

You could find a kettle of this on the salad bar of a certain restaurant.

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Just For Fun, Outdoors

The vast garden is doing its thing. 

Considering I had to replant my sweet corn I now have high hopes of harvesting a crop before too long. 

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Nest Box Update

Conservation, Outdoors

This year's nesting has drawn to a close.

However, something else that has been going-on in the background that deserves mention.

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Kiss Your Ash Goodbye?

Conservation, Forestry, Public Policy

Wisconsin is home to an estimated 740 million ash trees - most of them found in the forests across the state with more than 5 million of those trees to be found in our urban communities. 

Since I last posted on this subject in May of this year the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been discovered in Wisconsin.

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Deer Camp 2008

Conservation, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Smile For The Trail Cam

No deer quite yet-

Just a collection of sweaty, stinky, middle-aged guys working on their deer stands.

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