Monthly Archives: May 2007

So what is with this clocklike precision, already?

Michael and I live a few miles from the International Crane Foundation, which maintains crane sanctuaries along the Wisconsin River between Wisconsin Dells and Portage, and our area of Wisconsin is home to a lot of Sandhill Cranes, relatively speaking. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Among the 58,178 who died in Vietnam … TERRY ALBRIGHT – Marine Corps – PFC – Age 21;DENNIS CALTON – Army – 1LT – 196th Light Infantry Brigade – Age 23;ANDREW CHICANTEK – Marine Corps – LCPL – Age 18;RAYMOND … Continue reading

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Home again …

The iris are out this weekend, and I am delighted to discover that a number of the “Ringling Iris” made it back to the farm. The “Ringling Iris” are an old strain of iris, dating back to the turn of … Continue reading

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Cicadas

We are a bit too far north to have been part of the cicada invasion that struck Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin last week, but our own version of the cicadas, the annual invasion of tourists, is in full force … Continue reading

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Honey, I’m home …

I spent the last week travelling to and from John’s graduation in Santa Fe. John did his part, which was to graduate. As he came down the aisle, I said “Congratulations, John …” and he countered with “Thanks for dropping … Continue reading

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Make no small plans …

Bob Johnson, a friend from Sauk Prairie, got caught in a traffic jam — a half hour’s worth — just south of Baraboo Monday night. He is not alone. Construction on Highway 12 near Menards has jammed traffic — several … Continue reading

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But then again, maybe not …

I’ve was watering this morning, trying to protect the new wildflower beds and new grass around the back of the house during the hot, dry spell we are having right now. The watering process takes me about an hour, and … Continue reading

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Critters …

It has been a long night. Shortly before bedtime, Cassidy showed up in the living area with a baby rabbit, three-quarters dead. I picked it up, took it out of the house, and moved it over to one of the … Continue reading

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The Crows

I was preparing the flower bed to the west of the driveway yesterday when the crows went nuts about 100 feet to the east of the house. A half dozen or so crows had gathered in the area, and were … Continue reading

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Gone to Texas

Michael has done gone to Texas for a week to visit his family. I’ve been subbing for him at work at a law office in Baraboo. Michael and I thought that I would be babysitting the office, quietly catching up … Continue reading

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