Category Archives: Rural life

In the spring…

In the spring a young man’s swan’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. Last week I saw a single swan standing on the ice doing the neck stretch and retract. It must be spring!

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Trivia FTW!

Another local trivia night, this time a fundraiser for a local charity, was held a couple weeks ago. I got myself and a couple friends on a team, and we won! Go, team! The contest was a lot of fun, … Continue reading

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He came back!

We so seldom see pileated woodpeckers here that I feel compelled to document each occurrence. Last one was in November, 2014. As the observant of you may guess, the above photo was not taken last week; it was in early … Continue reading

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County fair!

Our county fair was a couple weekends ago. Perfect weather, hot but not ungodly so, low humidity, no rain (except when we were setting up, but we were inside the 20’x20′ tent so the rain didn’t bother much). I worked … Continue reading

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Parades! A pictorial essay.

Once again, it is an election year, and election year means Parades!¬†There were four in June, five in July, and zero in August. Go figger… There is always a lot of standing around before the parade… …which gave me plenty … Continue reading

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Fishermen’s Party, part 2.

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Fishermen’s Party, part 1!

The wall was 35 feet tall. Maybe I could have tolerated that height at 8. Not now.

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What the he11?

Mr. B-A E lasted only about a day before he deflated and became a puddle of red, white, and blue on the ground. A week later, as I was prepping for the third day of our garage sale — which … Continue reading

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Busybusybusy.

I am in charge of a countywide garage sale this weekend to benefit a group I am in. Have been working on it all week. Will be glad when it’s over. Looking forward to counting the proceeds. Catch ya on … Continue reading

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Weekending.

This was a full weekend. On Friday night we went to a piano recital. The pianist¬†and her husband* are both recently retired from being music professors at one of the UWisconsin campuses. He has started a local chorale group, and … Continue reading

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