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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.

Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee

Start of the weekend viewers.

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How to Make Friends and Influence People With Broccoli

Backyard Homesteading, Broccoli, Food Storage Tips, Gardening, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Global Politics

I was reading on the world wide web yesterday about Russian President Vladimir Putin banning western grown produce and pork products.  Seems old Vlad probably hates broccoli and bacon.  As a consequence the average Russian citizen will go without, the Russian Oligarchs will get what they want and there'll be more for the rest of us.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Sergio Mendes, The Look Of Love, Walk Down Memory Lane

I've started my weekend.  Have you?

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The Holy Grail of Pickledom

Backyard Homesteading, Canning Your Own Food, Gardening, Pickles, Superstition

12th century lore bore the fruit that led to the tale of the Holy Grail.  The Grail being a plate or cup - maybe holy maybe not - but important enough that it played a significant role in Arthurian legend and literature and ultimately led to a hilarious Monty Python movie.  At least that's my understanding of the legend.  It might also be mere superstition.

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Family Life - Deer

Deer Biology, Family, Trail Camera

The whitetail deer - Odocoileus virginianus - ranged throughout much of Wisconsin during pre-settlement times.  But not in the numbers that are common today.  The great cutover of Wisconsin's northern forest led to a significant increase in deer numbers.  Market hunting that followed contributed to a slump in the population but modern agricultural practices have contributed greatly to a record deer population today.

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