Monthly Archives: April 2007

Sowing and Reaping

We had a brief couple of days when the farmers could get out into the fields, but we’ve had several days of more or less solid rain since, which shut that down. Next week’s weather looks promising for tilling and … Continue reading

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No harm no foul …

Today is most likely going to be the first official car (well, the car and The Trawk) washing day of 2007. Both Michael’s car and the trawk are pretty filthy after the winter, and The Trawk has been hauling manure … Continue reading

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Oddity

Bob Mitchell and I discussed an oddity today. We started first grade together in a class with eleven boys. Of the eleven, three are gay. Statistical averages predict well with large samples; not so well with small ones. I was … Continue reading

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Brady Street

Michael and I went down to Milwaukee today to visit my friend Bob Mitchell. We didn’t do much of note — lunch at an Indian restaurant we all like, a trip north to get Bob’s glasses adjusted and look at … Continue reading

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A Woodland Drama

I’m out in back of the house these days, preparing wildflower beds, and I had the opportunity to see a woodland drama this morning. We have a flocks of wild turkeys around this area, and I often see them. Today, … Continue reading

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Being Liberal

I don’t write about politics much on this blog — I use this blog to ruminate about day-to-day life in rural Wisconsin — but I do write about politics on my other blog, PurpleScarf, focusing on the struggle for gay … Continue reading

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Dumb and dumber …

Have you ever wondered how they generate the “sender” names in spam mail? My spam box has these names at this hour: Isabella DorseyAmos P. FrankJordan Z. Hester Mann A. AugustusPortia PlaypenCampos MirabelDuran LouiseCora T. WeissChristie X. Harrison My favorite, … Continue reading

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The Birds of Summer

Michael saw a bunch of robins the other day, we’ve seen red-winged blackbirds on the fence posts on Lyndon road, and our feeder was visited by a brown-headed cowbird this morning. I might have seen a red-headed woodpecker this morning … Continue reading

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Dust to dust … trees to trees

The snow is about half melted away, the white crab apple tree I planted a couple of weeks ago is sprouting leaves, the weather forecast predicts temperatures in the high 50’s for the next ten days, and a postcard came … Continue reading

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Walk

Today is a beautiful day, a day of mystery. The woods are quiet and serene, shrouded … … and twisted into magical shapes.

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