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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 Pickle Authority

Backyard Homesteading, Blogging About The Blog, Canning Your Own Food, Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, How to Make Crispy Crunchy Sweet Pickles, How to Make Crispy Crunchy Dill Pickles, Strange But True

Behold the humble 2015 pickle patch. 

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Backyard Homesteading, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Tagalog, Brain Farts


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The Remarkable Monarch

Critters, Monarch Butterfly, Milkweed, Outdoors, Photography

Meet Danaus plexippus – the Monarch butterfly – in larval stage.

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Independence Day

Dave Alvin, Fourth of July, Independence Day

Today is the day we celebrate our independence from the shackles of British rule.   

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Primary Season Funnies

Marriage Equality, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Politics, Primary Season Funnies, Republican Autopsy, Humor

A funny thing happened on the way to the primary.

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