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.
Yeah, I know that spring doesn't officially arrive until a week from now but I know it's here.
Last week I heard the first red-wing blackbird of the season. The males arrive first to stake-out their territory and the females will follow later.
There are also some other local animals that have been thawing-out and making themselves more visible. I counted thirteen deer out in the field a weekend or so ago and a caught a definite whiff of skunk when I had the dog out with me today.
That deer carcass I dragged out last November is still there. It has alterately been buried in snow, exposed by occasional thaws, reburied and excavated.
Aside from the usual collection of ravens, crows and chickadees (yes, the dainty little chickadees dine upon carrion) this has been a frequent visitor-
And there has been a new visitor for the first time-