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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.

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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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Thea Gilmore, Sweet Child o'Mine

The weekend has officially started.

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Eating Your Young

Scott Walker, Trek Bicycle, Politics, Lame Ideas, Eating Your Own Young

Filial cannibalism is the practice of animals eating their own young.   As off-putting as it sounds there is some evolutionary science behind this - including forcing offspring to develop at a faster pace than predators thus increasing their chances of survival.

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A Serpent Pays a Visit

Critters, Reptiles, Labrador Retriever

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