Summertime, Summertime, SUMMERTIME!!

Summertime, Summertime, SUMMERTIME!!
July 20, 2010

 With all great intentions of doing many things this summer, suddenly the blogs have fallen by the wayside, with self imposed guilt.  There are just to0 many FUN things to do outside, away from the computer. But it has been more …Read the Rest

Rain Barrels, Hosta Societies, and Addictions…OH MY!

Rain Barrels, Hosta Societies, and Addictions…OH MY!
May 26, 2010

OK, I could be quoted three months ago as saying, “I won’t do anything in the way of planting flowers this year, I will just wait and see what comes up…then NEXT year add plants”. Well, that thought  lasted about …Read the Rest

Welcome Home, Little Canoe

Welcome Home, Little Canoe
May 8, 2010

Having spent the better part of 2 days,  actually 11 hours, in my truck with an aluminum canoe lashed down to the top of  it, gave me plenty of time to ponder canoeing:   past experiences before this canoe, times spent IN this particular canoe, …Read the Rest

A Barn of a Different Sort

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 …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

The Vernal Equinox Arrives in Appleton

The Vernal Equinox Arrives in Appleton
March 21, 2010

Image via Wikipedia I begin this post with a  pretty interesting fact that I posted on Facebook from Barlow Planetarium:  “SPRING ARRIVED AT 12:32 P.M. (March 20th), SUN ROSE ON THE NORTH POLE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST SEPTEMBER. SUN SET ON …Read the Rest

Learning to Live the Wisconsin Way

Learning to Live the Wisconsin Way
March 13, 2010

Upon learning that I was moving to Wisconsin, an elderly couple in my Lutheran Church back in MI thought I should  prepare for living in Wisconsin. Both had previously lived in WI, one while attending University of WI in Madison and his …Read the Rest

The Almost Stepford Fishing Wife

The Almost Stepford Fishing Wife
March 7, 2010

Have you seen the “Ugly Stick” fishing pole commercial?  In the scene, the husband is sitting in the kitchen obviously getting ready to go fishing, when suddenly the wife swoops in and spys the fishing rod. In disgust she grabs it …Read the Rest

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