H 52° L 48°
Cloudy | 6MPH

Gas Pains

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.

Independence Day

Dave Alvin, Fourth of July, Independence Day

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

Finding Love Amongst Snakes

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

Read more

Page Tools