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Big Game Hunter Killed By Elephant And Anti-Hunters Celebrate!

May 22nd, 2017

South African big game hunter Theunis Botha was killed by an elephant, and the anti hunters are gleeful in their comments about his demise! Various Facebook sites had to be taken down due to the hateful comments! A big-game trophy hunter Botha was killed in Africa last week during an encounter with a herd […]

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Michigan Turkey Season Highlights

May 21st, 2017

Michigan Turkey season is winding down, but my brother Darryl and his crew of turkey hunters is “way” over the state average concerning “bagging” a bird! It was only my grandson Jacob and I this year, but we both shot birds so as a group we did just grand. Of course it doesn’t hurt that […]

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Lock Him Up

May 18th, 2017

In a stunning display of arrogance and incompetence, President Trump single-handedly ground his administration to a halt and changed the 2018 election into a referendum on his potential impeachment. Firing the head of the FBI took a smoldering scandal about collusion with the Russians and turned it into a full blown bonfire with its own […]

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Women Looses Hands And Feet Days After Delivering Her Firstborn!

May 17th, 2017

I have been very busy for several weeks trying to orchestrate a dinner/auction for a brand new mother who had her feet and hands amputated just a few days after delivering her first baby! She had planned a “water birth” at the largest and most famous hospital in Michigan. Her son was born fine, but […]

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Black Bear Attracted to The Sweet Smell Of Brownies!

May 12th, 2017

If your going to do any baking in “bear country” do not have the back screen open while the aroma of fresh baked goods permeates the forested area around your house. You could be asking for an unexpected guest just wanting to “bite” into your dessert! In fact if your not careful he just might […]

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Mothers day plant sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens this weekend

May 11th, 2017

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Nichols Arboretum annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is coming up this weekend, May 13 and 14. About three weeks agoI visited the Gardens and got a sneak peek at the plants growing in the greenhouse. I can tell you that these are no ordinary, anonymous plants grown by an impersonal … Continue reading Mother’s day plant sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens this weekend

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Michigan Turkey Season Success!

May 09th, 2017

It just keeps getting better and better here in the Michigan turkey woods. So many of my friends including Bob Edwards, and Randy Smith, have downed long beards it makes you wonder could there be any left. Bob just reported that he was at Knudson’s today, and five hunters walked in with a “longbeard” each! […]

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Jay-Bird Gets His Bird!

May 07th, 2017

Took my grandson Jacob Russo up to the cabin to try and get him a turkey. He’s 12 years old and shot one a few years back with his dad, but I have never taken hi. Two of my other grandkids have shot turkeys at my cabin (Kyle Pafford and Ava Taylor) so this was […]

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Planting strawberries

May 03rd, 2017

Our strawberry plants were delivered last week, I got them into the ground as soon as I could. After a long ride through the postal system, they were glad to be tucked into our new strawberry bed. Beginning gardeners may not know that nearly all strawberries are grown from not from seed but from transplants. … Continue reading Planting strawberries

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Suburban Coyote Spotted At Detroit Zoo

May 02nd, 2017

A coyote was spotted on the grounds of the Detroit Zoo on Monday morning, just before school field trips were about to get under way,prompting park officials to close the zoo temporarilywhile staff tried to search for the coyote. As of 10:20 a.m., the coyote had not been caught or seen, but the zooreopened for […]

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More 2017 Ansel Turkey Success

May 01st, 2017

My brother Bradley got his nice Tom last week over in Jackson. His bird had a 10-1/2 inch beard and he said he’s looking for a taxidermist to do a full strut mount. He better be ready to remortgage his house cause it isn’t cheap (around $800.00 dollars.) My brother Darryl and son Derek have […]

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Planting homegrown grape cuttings

April 30th, 2017

This is another episode in the grape vine cutting story that began last spring. At that time I took some pieces of grapevine that I cut off the vines during pruning and used them to start new grapevines. You can browse through my older blog posts to find out about those grapes. I stuck the … Continue reading Planting homegrown grape cuttings

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Animals Gone Wild At The Zoo!

April 27th, 2017

What kind of a zoo could possibly have conditions exist where those attending the zoo are killed or mauled? This particular zoo is found on the West Bank in Palestinian territory. Where are the zookeepers, and why are the animals not kept at a safe distance? Evidently safety precautions are not that important in some […]

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Three ISIS fighters Killed By Wild Boars!

April 25th, 2017

Three militants loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been killed by wild boars ashey planned to ambush Iraqi tribesmen opposed to the group, according to a local anti-ISIS leader. At least eight ISIS fighters had reportedly taken cover among dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region, about 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk, in preparation […]

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Looking at basic soil test results

April 13th, 2017

You’ve read it here in this blog, you’ve heard it from your neighbor, even your Aunt Bootsie told you to get a soil test for your garden.I’ve always recommended using the soil testing lab at Michigan State University, it’s the “gold standard” of soil labs in Michigan.For most gardens a basic test will provide you … Continue reading Looking at basic soil test results

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Donnies Got a Gun

April 07th, 2017

Trump took action in Syria. As he had previously said, he now owns it. But one action does not a policy make. It isnt clear what the Trump policy in Syria is, other than a warning to Assad that he cant use chemical weapons and a threat that the US is now seeking regime change. […]

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Gardening in a post-apocalyptic world

April 06th, 2017

“Because survival is insufficient” Last week I had the pleasure to participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the Agora, the student newspaper atMonroe County Community College. It was part of their “One Book One Community” series in which a book is chosen and as many people as possible read the book, then events such … Continue reading Gardening in a post-apocalyptic world

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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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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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