Archive for April, 2010

A Barn of a Different Sort

April 25, 2010

Coming from a fruit growing region to a major dairy region has been very eye opening. A mere 10 minute drive in any direction from Appleton  leads to huge dairy farms. The farms lie adjacent to each other in tight patchwork squares with silos and barns on one end of the property and large fields of  grain and corn everywhere else. But my greatest surprise has been the Brat Barns. I arrived in Wisconsin late …Read the Rest

Following the Sturgeon Trail in NE Wisconsin

Following the Sturgeon Trail in NE Wisconsin
April 18, 2010

I believe my fascination with the sturgeon began while reading Kathleen Stocking’s book “Letters from the Leelanau: Essays of People and Place” written in the 90’s. She spoke of seeing historic photos of men standing next to piles of hundreds of dead …Read the Rest

To Be TruGreen Or Not, That Is the Question

To Be TruGreen Or Not, That Is the Question
April 12, 2010

  Watching the Masters in Augusta, this weekend, had me reflecting on the beauty of a well managed landscape. Prior to moving into an urban setting I clearly had  my own idea of a yard aka a lawn. Residing near the end of a cul-de-sac, or …Read the Rest

Eddy-The Best Dog Ever

Eddy-The Best Dog Ever
April 3, 2010

Fast Eddy This past week has brought Jon and I  to a point of putting a value on our 4 footed furry friend, Eddy. He is only 6 years old, but is suffering from cruciate ligament degeneration. A cross-country skiing adventure this past winter …Read the Rest

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