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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


It's just about time to begin prepping the garden for spring planting.  Remarkably - a bunch of vegetables have survived the winter and as the frost has left the ground they have emerged and made their presence known. 

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture, Garage Band Music

Ooooh baby.  Start your weekend with this flash from the past and another rock 'n roll prodigy...

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New Home For The Saint

Family, Religion, Workshop Projects

Do kids take shop class anymore?

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Guess the Critter

Guess the critter

Been cleaning-out nest boxes.

Forty seven of them to be exact.

Nesting season is just around the corner and I want to be sure that the boxes have been cleaned of all of the old nesting material, any dead birds or other junk.

Spring housekeeping.

Some of the boxes have been occupied over the winter and up to the present time by these guys.

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Tunneling Under Tosa

Technology, Impressive Construction Projects, Just For Fun

Here I am - underground - west of Highway 45 and somewhere below Wisconsin Lutheran College's practice field.  This tunnel is as big as a subway tube.  It is soaking wet with sucking goo everywhere and noisy.  It stinks a bit of diesel too.  But I'm used to that.

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