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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.

Small War Memorial

Memorial Day, Normandy Invasion, 9th Infantry Division, If Only The Dead Could Talk

The notebook is only two and a quarter by four inches in size.  On the cover is the following: 

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Gentlemen...Start Your Gardens!

Gardening, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Labrador Retrievers

The annual garden ritual is running just a bit behind schedule for 2014.  Depending on which year I check in the diary I'm one to two weeks behind.  A colder and wetter spring has kept me indoors and out of the dirt.  Same for the local farmers.  They're just getting around to discing last fall's plowed fields. And only a bit of planting activity is going on.  Nevertheless, a couple of weekends ago I tackled the big job of prepping the garden palette.  Six bales of certified organic peat moss and four hundred pounds of composted cow manure from the Door County Co-Op.  I rototilled all of it into both the rock wall garden and the main raised bed garden.  With every passing year my clayey peninsula soil continues to improve.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet, Parrot Heads

It is the start of the weekend folks and all I can say is I am dang glad to be enjoying this warm weather - and the return of all of the birds.  Seems I have had birds on the brain all week long.

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Scorched Earth Policy

Conservation, Critters, Prescribed Burns

My 88 readers know how I feel about wildlife.  I love seeing wild critters.  But if you want to see them you have to provide everything they need - namely the basics - food, cover and water.  And you have to maintain it.  That means keeping the invasives at bay and periodically performing housekeeping activities.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Cute Children, Paul Simon, Me and Julio Down by the School Yard, Mama Pajama, Bad Adult Hair, Perfectly Good Guitar


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