My Name is Jane and I Am An Aviation Junkie Part 1

My Name is Jane and I Am An Aviation Junkie Part 1
August 1, 2011

My fascination with flight probably came from my father. At an early age I discovered  my dad was a Navy Aviator Trainer during WWII. He never continued flying after the war, but was drawn to planes. In my teens the air …Read the Rest

Getting in Touch with Jon’s Roots

Getting in Touch with Jon’s Roots
July 28, 2011

One thing I have wanted to do since coming to Wisconsin, is go to Pulaski during Polka Days. I wanted to see how it compares to my Cedar, Michigan Polka Fest. Pulaski is about 50 miles to the North. We decided to go …Read the Rest

A Time Honored and Valued Tradition in the Heartland

A Time Honored and Valued Tradition in the Heartland
July 22, 2011

My Grandma Orr’s advice still rings in my ears to this day. Thirty plus years ago she told me that I should look for a husband in church. She was right. I found someone with the same values I wanted …Read the Rest

Not Your Typical Parade

Not Your Typical  Parade
July 4, 2011

  My friend Ginny exclaimed that I, as in me, have never arrived anywhere early and this morning was no exception. She wanted to see the Classic Wooden Boat Parade that would be taking off at 9 a.m. sharp from …Read the Rest

My Big Extreme Gardening Adventure

My Big Extreme Gardening Adventure
June 21, 2011

My grandmother always said “let your housework go a bit in the summer, so you can spend your time outside and enjoy God’s creation while the weather is nice”. I agree whole heartedly. So I decided to get out and …Read the Rest

HOME BREWED in NE WISCONSIN

HOME BREWED in NE WISCONSIN
June 13, 2011

Four or five years ago, my good friend Jane and I decided to purchase compost tumblers on-line. We thought we could save a few dollars by assembling them ourselves rather than buy  from a garden center. I liked the idea of having a …Read the Rest

Twin Orr-chards Once a Traditional Farm, Now a CSA Farm

Twin Orr-chards Once a Traditional Farm, Now a CSA Farm
June 10, 2011

Last week I popped in at my cousin’s estate sale. She was selling items that belonged to her family that she reluctantly needed to let go, due to lack of space. She surprised me with our Grandma’s red Pyrex applesauce …Read the Rest

Day’s End

Day’s End
June 4, 2011

Having spent the better part of the day in Grand Rapids in the scorching heat and moving quickly from one air conditioned venue to another, I was relieved to be finally heading North. After a couple of hours of driving, the white …Read the Rest

And So the 2011 Growing Season Begins in NE Wisconsin

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

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