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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.

What's for Dinner?

Biology, Raptors, Owl Pellets, Digestion

Ever find an owl pellet? 

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, The Box Tops, The Letter

It's the start of the weekend folks. Awesome old-school song,

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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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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Clarence Carter, Slip Away, Muscle Shoals, The Swampers


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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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