Archive for May, 2011

And So the 2011 Growing Season Begins in NE Wisconsin

May 25, 2011

Last year, with great curiosity, I attended the Gardens of the Fox Cities’ “Heirloom Plant Sale”. I was pleasantly surprised that individual plants were sold. So this year I came prepared and had done my homework before hand with a list of plants I would be happy to get

Not an Ordinary Tree By Any Means

Not an Ordinary Tree By Any Means
May 20, 2011

So why do I say this is no ordinary tree? It is a century apricot. This tree was planted by my Great Grandparents, John Jacob Lipp and Ada Thalman Lipp. Apricot trees typically mark the first sign of spring in an orchard. It is …Read the Rest

Northwest Michigan Spring Time Treasures

Northwest Michigan Spring Time Treasures
May 13, 2011

While I was home last weekend Fast Eddy (my dog) and I had a chance to get out and walk in the woods of NW Michigan in the hills above my mom’s house. The steep slopes free of undergrowth were easy …Read the Rest

Growing Up with an Older Brother in Northern Michigan

Growing Up with an Older Brother in Northern Michigan
May 12, 2011

Growing up in NW rural Michigan surroundings, what could be better than having an older brother to “hang with”? Life was exciting and fun, with him taking the lead and setting the course. We built tree houses together. At one …Read the Rest

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