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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 Pitter Patter of Little Feet

Family, Girlfriend

I happen to think that there happens to be nothing more up-lifting than a puppy picture to brighten your day.

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Girlfriend

Girlfriend, Hunt'n

The other day I was de-boning a thawed pheasant when the dog tiptoed into the kitchen - nose twitching.  Ordinarily she does this when the chopping of raw vegetables occurs as an errant hunk of carrot might miraculously find its way to the floor. 

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One Wet Deer Camp

Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Deer Camp, Outdoors, Smile For The Trail Cam, Hunt Camp Humor

It’s been raining steadily since last night and the farm is one giant, sucking quagmire.  The ponds are spilling over.  The creek is running.  There is standing water all over the place.

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On The Road Again - No Fun

Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Life Is Good, Outdoors, Friends

Just kidding.

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On The Road Again

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Girlfriend

Girlfriend and I hit the road before sun-up today and are making our way to the mecca of ringnecks.

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Timberdoodle

Critters, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors

Aka Bog Sucker, Bog Bird, Night Partridge, Doodle Bird, Whistling Snipe, or Pewee - the American Woodcock – Scolopax minor is a fascinating critter.

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Deer Camp Dispatch - Porkulus

Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Friends, Life Is Good

Things were looking rather grim this morning.  Gray skies, 40 degrees and rain.  

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Walking the Dog

Critters, Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors

This is my Labrador retriever - Girlfriend.

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The Other Moms

Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors, Critters

Yesterday Girlfriend and I went for a walk in the woods.

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Mousing

Girlfriend, Outdoors

An ordinary person would ordinarily take their ordinary dog for a walk.

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Talk'n to the Dog

Girlfriend, Hunt'n

Labor Day. 

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors

The garden has recovered nicely and fresh veggies are rolling in the door and finding their way to the table and freezer.

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An Eruption of Wildflowers

Girlfriend, Guess the plant, Just For Fun, Outdoors

The primary nesting season is coming to a close so Girlfriend and I went for a walk in the meadow with little chance of the dog disrupting any ground nesting birds.

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Nest Box Update - And Some Extra Stuff

Conservation, Girlfriend, Guess the critter, Guess the plant, Just For Fun, Outdoors

Has anyone ever heard of a black lab turning brown?  Ours certainly is.

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors

Gardening season is almost upon us and I have the itch really bad.

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Alderman Grimm Pays a Visit

Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Politics-Tosa, Strange But True

So last Sunday afternoon I returned home from hunting with girlfriend - exhausted.  Looking forward to putting my feet-up, I strip down to my long johns and stretch-out in a comfortable chair to read the papers.  

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Guess the Critter

Girlfriend, Guess the critter, Just For Fun, Outdoors

Girlfriend and I went for a walk in the woods today.

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So Tom - What's with the Girlfriend?

Family, Gas Pains, Girlfriend, Strange But True

Ahem.

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Memories of Mom and a Special Pheasant Hunt

Family, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Personal, Tosa Personalities

Friday night a buddy calls me with the news (make that a notification) that we're going pheasant hunt'n on Sunday.

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Dakota Pheasants

Friends, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Last weekend I had an opportunity to participate in some outstanding upland bird hunting.

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Ringneck Hunting

Friends, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors

Had an opportunity to join a couple of my deer hunting buddies this morning at the Crawfish River Hunting Preserve.

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Day Off

Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors

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Itchy and Scratchy

Girlfriend, Outdoors

I recently recovered from a bad case of poison ivy. 

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