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Early Spring Deer Report

March 27th, 2017

Just returned from a few days at our place around Mio Michigan where the snow is all but gone! Our driveway was clear of any snow, but it was awful muddy. There has been a lot of rain these past few days and more coming. Still a little snow patches in the deep woods, but […]

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A drawback to growing heirloom tomatoes

March 27th, 2017

Heirloom tomatoes have been all the rage for years now and they are still gaining in popularity — for good reason. Not only do they offer a wide variety of taste and texture, they also come in a rainbow of colors. On the other hand, there are several drawbacks to growing heirloom tomatoes, I’m not … Continue reading A drawback to growing heirloom tomatoes

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Which way to run rows in the garden

March 27th, 2017

Even though the soil out in the garden is still very cold, we can still plant our garden — on paper that is. There are several advantages to planning your garden on paper or on an app, before setting it out in the ground. The most obvious is you can get a good idea of … Continue reading Which way to run rows in the garden

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Sepsis: The Dark Nights The Light Of Day!

March 25th, 2017

This is one of those post I sometimes write that has nothing to do with the outdoors, hunting, or fishing. It’s about life and the twist and turns that people take on their journey from cradle to grave! One day your a happy healthy women getting ready to have your first baby and the day […]

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Eaten by Alligators

March 24th, 2017

  There are points in history when, even though you see them coming, you cant help but marvel when they actually happen. Thus it is with the repeal of healthcare reform. Obama and the Democrats figured when it was passed, that if Republicans ever gained control of all branches of government again, the political costs […]

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Minnesota Poaching Ring Busted!

March 22nd, 2017

A two-year investigation by Minnesota DNR conservation officers has resulted in two men facing charges for illegal trapping activities, in what is likely the largest poaching case of its kind in state history. The Duluth News Tribune reports that the men Douglas Anthony Marana, 70, and Roderick Robert Kottom, 68, both of Chisholm, in […]

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Big Lie Everyone Will Be Covered

March 22nd, 2017

  President Trump rode a populist wave into the White House. He was embraced by those who felt that both parties and were ignoring their pain. He promised to pay attention to their problems and get government working again for them. He promised healthcare insurance for everyone that would cover more and cost less. He […]

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Is There A Jaguar In Your Future And I dont mean The Car?

March 21st, 2017

CConservationists are making another push to get federal wildlife officials to devote more resources to the re-establishment of wild jaguars in the U.S. Only three jaguars have been seen in recent years, but conservationists like Rob Peters, a senior representative for Defenders of Wildlife, believe they can call the United States home again with a […]

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Local Deer Get Through Winter In Good Shape!

March 21st, 2017

I was on the way home from my grand daughters birthday party when I saw these five deer moving from the woods in search of something to eat. The funny thing is, they arent but a couple hundred yards from the country subdivision I live in, and are feeding directly toward my house. The last […]

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Winter: Please Let Me Outta Here!

March 19th, 2017

Let me out of here! I feel like Ive been cooped up far too long, and yes I do need to get out of here. Winter has seemed to drag on forever, and we just received more snow in the last couple days. I love snow, and I want it in the winter, but […]

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Golfers Dont Tempt Fate Stay Away From Alligators

March 16th, 2017

Just a little warning to all my golfing friends about those alligators they run into on the golf courses while taking a reprieve from Northern Winters. Even though it is quite rare for golfers to be attacked by “gators’ on the golf course it does happen. You might want to get a close up snapshot […]

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Michigan Hunting Memories With My Dad!

March 15th, 2017

I personally have been in the fields and forest since I was old enough to carry a rabbit for my dad. My dad Norm was raised on a farm and the surrounding area was his private playground, if you will. He had an old hand me down 410 that he would rabbit and pheasant hunt […]

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Radioactive Wild Boar Running the Streets In Japan!

March 12th, 2017

AAndwe think we have a wild boar problem here in the United States? How would you like a radioactive green glowing wild boar running around your neighborhood? Well except for the “green glow” that’s exactly whats happening in Japan! Hundreds of radioactive wild boars have reportedly taken over at least two towns located within the […]

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Pheasants Forever Not In Michigan

March 11th, 2017

You might have to use a magnifying glass to see the beautiful rooster pheasant in this picture. Just about every evening he feeds along a patch of weeds across the street from my daughters house. You would think I could get a better picture than this, but hes a little camera shy. Every time I […]

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Bees forage on chicken feed during winter warm up

March 04th, 2017

We’re back to near normal temperatures after that stretch of unseasonably warm days in late February. Maybe you noticed last week all the honey bees that were out flying. They took advantage of the nice days to make their cleansing flights to defecate outside the hive. Bees avoid passing their digestive waste inside the hive … Continue reading Bees forage on chicken feed during winter warm up

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Sometimes It Takes More Than Looks

March 02nd, 2017

Warren G. Harding is widely regarded as the worst President ever to occupy the office. Many say he won the election because he looked like a President. This was the tail end of an era where those who LOOKED like gentlemen were assumed to possess all of qualities and capabilities associated with gentlemen. While Harding […]

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Trump and the Media

February 24th, 2017

Trumps base of support have developed a remarkable ability to take what Trump says and replace it in their minds with their own interpretation of what Trump means. This is not surprising because right-wing media have been doing this since the start of Fox News. They manipulate facts to support a larger political agenda. Ethical […]

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The Perils of Trump

February 13th, 2017

Trump has become one of the most unpopular Presidents in history in the shortest time on record. Because he lost the popular vote by such a wide margin, he didnt enter office with much support outside his party. That support is now gone. Whether Trumps approval rating will drop further depends largely on independents and […]

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Winter cover crop update

February 10th, 2017

We’ve all heard that old expression, ” It’s like watching grass grow”. We’ll that’s kind of what this blog post is about. No, wait, that’s exactly what this post is about.Not to worry though, I’ve done all the boring work for you by watching that grass grow. So there’s no need to click away from … Continue reading Winter cover crop update

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Get With The Program

February 06th, 2017

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson and the other framers of the constitution made sure that our democracy included a free press. They understood that it was a […]

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