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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.

Outdoor and Wildlife Photos on the Cheap

Outdoor Hobbies, Photography, Trail Cameras

My regular readers know that one of the things I most enjoy is watching critters.  Be it a snake on the ground or a bird in the air or anything in between I enjoy spotting wildlife.  One of the tools I use to keep tabs on the wildlife at our place on the peninsula are five Moultrie trail cameras. 

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Solstice Bratwurst

Backyard Homesteading, Bratwurst, Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, Fresh Sausage

A couple of years ago Jill and I spent a January weekend making fresh sausage.  It had been awhile since I had rinsed casings, mixed venison with pork fat or pork shoulder straight-up with assorted seasonings and stuffed the whole shebang into delightful tailgating delicacies.

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Finding Love Amongst Snakes

Critters, Western Fox Snakes, Reptile Courtship Rituals, Science, Photography

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The Garden Chronicles

Backyard Homesteading, Growing Your Own Vegetables

First harvest of the season.

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The Garden Chronicles

Backyard Homesteading, Gardening, Growing Your Own Vegetables

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