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Gas Pains

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.

Christmas Good Wishes

Merry Christmas, Labrador Retrievers, Girlfriend, Sister

Jill and I and the staff here at Gas Pains would like to wish all 86 of our readers a very merry Christmas - and our best wishes to you for good health and prosperity in the new year.

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Stoner

Labrador Retrievers, Life In Tosa, Sister, Strange But True

The thing about Labs is they think nothing of putting something in their mouth and swallowing it.  Doesn't matter if it is something nutritious like a raw carrot or something dead and disgusting they find in the woods.  As evidence of this a couple of weeks ago Sister carried around  with her some deer's foreleg for a half of a day.  The good news is we don't have rodents or bunnies bothering us.  The bad news is the dogs are on worm medicine year-round and once and awhile we have to make a run to the vet.

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Running With The Big Dogs

Chores, Labrador Retrievers, Outdoors, , Girlfriend, Sister

I have often been told not to run around with a scissors in my hand.  And I try not to run around with my hair on fire either.  But running with the dogs is another story.

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Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Black Bears, Gardening, Pope Francis, Saint Francis, Rand Paul, Crazy People, Sister, Eschweiler Buildings, Forest Exploration Center, Dig Deeply and Give Generously, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Here it is - we're coming-up on the end of March already and gardening is just around the corner.  Last fall I left some of my vegetable remnants in the garden as green manure.  Along with the weeds there were cabbage bottoms, broccoli and Brussels sprouts mainly.  I figured the garden rubbish would fester over the winter and when spring arrived I would simply plow it under with the rototiller.

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Fine Dining

Comfort Food, Girlfriend, Sister, Labrador Retrievers, Outdoors

Many years ago I recall asking the dog's veterinarian about the propensity of my Lab to dine on all manner of offal that is found in the woods.  Of particular interest - to me at least - was a refined taste for baby bunnies.

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The Trouble With Labs

Deer Camp, Healthcare, Labrador Retrievers, Sister

And I'm not talking about scary lab results you receive after a doctor visit.  No siree.  I'm talking about Labrador retrievers and the people that own them.  Especially if the people are crazy enough to have more than one Lab dog.

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Cool Dog

Beating the Heat, Canine Friends, Girlfriend, Sister, Pupsicles

Hot enough for you yet?

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Going to the Dogs

Family, Feg Shui, Girlfriend, Healthcare, Labrador Retrievers, Sister

It has been an interesting six months in my household.

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Friday Morning Music

Brown Eyed Girl, Friday Morning Music, Girlfriend, Jill, Sister, Van Morrison

All of the women in my life have brown eyes.

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Bionic Dog

Family, Good Looking Blondes, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Public Policy, Sister

There is a thread over on the Tosa Town Square about: Kathleen Vinehout: Dairy Farmer, College Professor, State SenatorThe individual who posted it suggested that Tosans might - Get familiar with the name.  This probably has something to do with Senator Vinehout's musings about running against Governor Walker.

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Deer Camp 2011-The Compilation

Bicycling, Critters, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Door County Hunting, Economics, Family, Friends, Gourmands, Governor Scott Walker, Green Bay Packers, Holidays, Hunt Camp Humor, Hunting, Life Is Good, Outdoors, Scott Walker Deer Management, Sister, Terrific Cooking

11/18/11

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Deer Camp - Day Five

Astronomy, Deer Camp, Economics, Governor Walker, Life Is Good, Sister

11/22/11

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Deer Camp 2011 - The Compilation

Bicycling, Critters, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Door County Hunting, Economics, Family, Friends, Gourmands, Governor Scott Walker, Green Bay Packers, Holidays, Hunt Camp Humor, Hunting, Life Is Good, Outdoors, Scott Walker Deer Management, Sister, Terrific Cooking

11/18/11

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Deer Camp - Day Three

Deer Camp, Sister, Terrific Cooking, Gourmands

11/20/11

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Deer Camp - Day Two

Deer Camp, Terrific Cooking, Friends, Sister

11/19/11

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Spink County Pheasants

Blonde Ambition, Hunting, Friends, Life Is Good, Randi Dix, Sister, Spink County, South Dakota Pheasants

It was early Monday morning when Braumeister and I rolled-up to The Refuge to fetch our pheasants from the freezer.  This was the close to a singularly memorable pheasant hunt for the usual gang.

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A Guy With Two Girlfriends

Girlfriend, Good Looking Blondes, Hunting, Labrador Retrievers, Life Is Good, Raising a Puppy, Sister

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Sister

Chick Magnet, Girlfriend, Gun Dog, Hunting, Labrador Retrievers, Raising a Puppy, Sister, Good Looking Blondes

Remember this cuddly little runt?

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The Garden Chronicles

Firearms, Gardening, Organic Gardening, Organic Gardening, Turkey Hunting, Talking Turkey, Hunt'n, Labrador Retriever, Girlfriend, Sister

This has singularly been the latest spring arrival in recent memory.  The consequence of this is that weather conditions for turkey hunting have been appalling.  Snow, rain and high winds.  Nevertheless, I shot a gobbler and Lawyer and Sid each killed a jake.  Only Braumeister got skunked.

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