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.
I cannot remember a gardening season as terrific as this year's. Plenty of rain has granted me a reprieve from irrigating. The bugs and the critters have been few, The sunshine abundant. And as a consequence the harvest has been stunning. About the only thing that has gone wrong is that my seed-producing pumpkins (the Snack Face Hybrid that was previously so successful) never germinated. Three attempts were unsuccessful. Go figure.
I'm starting my weekend with one of my fabulous top-ten songs. Pancho and Lefty.
I maintain a circuit of three trail cameras in my woods. They diligently record the coming and going of critters mostly. Deer, turkey, coyote, fox, raccoon, owls and even a vulture. On rare occasion they'll record the presence of people. After the sun goes down infrared mode kicks-in and the lack of a visible flash will scarcely reveal their presence. In any event I got a curious - and disturbing - photo on one of my silent observers in the forest. A picture of a three-legged deer.