Category Archives: Nature

Hiking

Last week I managed to get over to Ash Creek for a short hike. The weather, which had been really nice the day before, had gotten pretty nasty. But I was craving some exercise outdoors and decided that a little … Continue reading

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Knapp Creek

Unlike most mornings (which start out with a dense fog over the river and the fields) today started out absolutely bright and clear with a decent breeze coming off of the water. With the sunshine coming off the river the … Continue reading

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Hickory Nuts

In the front of the house (river side) we have a great big Hickory tree. This tree has been here forever. A doctor built this house back in the early 1970’s. When he did, he made sure to build it … Continue reading

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The Moon, Mars and S’Mores!

Well we finally did it. A couple of weeks back it finally cooled off enough at night that we had a bonfire on the river’s edge. We had a LOT of twigs, branches, and scrap wood that needed to be … Continue reading

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Fly Away

One thing you learn pretty quickly here in the country is that September and October mean one thing in small towns: Fall Festival. It appears that this is the time of year when all of the clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl … Continue reading

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Solstice on Frank’s Hill

Native Americans originally settled the land where our house sits. The HoChunk Indian Nation was the primary tribe. Our neighbor Frank grew up here and farmed the land with his family. Some years ago he sold the farmland behind our … Continue reading

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Adventure West!

    Last week Melissa and I decided that Monday would be our day off. We knew I had to work all weekend to get a client’s restaurant open and that would mean a couple of overnighters. The day dawned … Continue reading

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