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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.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Normandy American Cemetery, Lieutenant Colonel James D. Johnston, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, WWII

It is, in a way an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our wars far away.  The imagination plays a trick.  We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise.  We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired.

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Rites of Spring

Critters, Outdoors, Spring

If you have an opportunity to get outdoors there is all manner of new beginnings happening.  That's what makes springtime such a wonderful time.  There's a new lease on life in the old circle of life.

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Outdoor and Wildlife Photos on the Cheap

Critters, Outdoor Hobbies, Photography, Trail Cameras

My regular readers know that I am a critter aficionado.  Aside from the hunting and fishing thing I just happen to enjoy observing 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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A Persistent Hammering in the Woods

Critters, Woodlands, Woodpeckers

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Bare Feet

Backyard Homesteading, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Labrador Retrievers, The Garden Chronicles

If you spend as much time as I do in rural Wisconsin you would know that the recent dry spell has resulted in a flurry of activity in the past week.  Fields plowed, manure spreading going full tilt followed by working the anointed fields with a disc.  This followed by planting.  Farm machinery is running up and down the road at regular intervals and you can listen to the clatter late into the evening.  And I’m about at the half-way mark with the 2015 garden.

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