Category Archives: Rural life

Spring in Wisconsin.

We had rain, snow, and 37˚ earlier today right now. I felt something on my neck. Every spring I treat you to a view of the first wood tick of the season, typically provided to me by one of the dogs. … Continue reading

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Ælbelskiver dinner!

Æbleskiver (Danish pronunciation: [ˈɛːbləˌsɡiːwɐ], [singular: æbleskive]) are Danish snacks that are spherical in shape. The name literally means apple slices in Danish, although apples are not usually an ingredient in present-day versions. Somewhat similar in texture to European pancakes crossed with a popover or Yorkshire pudding, æbleskiver are solid like a pancake … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink, Rural life | 6 Comments

A story of my lake.

Last weekend I got an email from a man who used to have a cabin on our lake. He sent the following anecdote to be published in our lake newsletter. He originally wrote it in a letter to his brother … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Antler Lake, Rural life, Stories | 11 Comments

A scary tale.

A good friend was bitten last week by a brown recluse spider. She did not suffer the relatively-rare-but-widely-publicized necrotizing effects of the spider’s toxin; however, she did feel poorly enough to see a doctor. She thinks the spider was in … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Miscellaneous, Rural life | 9 Comments

Fotography Friday.

Posted in Antler Lake, Fotography Friday, Rural life | 5 Comments

Fake news & media literacy.

If you live anywhere near me, you may want to attend this forum. Our local League is doing great stuff!

Posted in Politics, national, Rural life | 4 Comments

Learn to hunt for food.

This was in today’s email. Given the sheer numbers of wild turkeys around here, I think that encouraging a bit of hunting may be a good idea. However, I also think in a course aimed at those “…with or little … Continue reading

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Luck Winter Carnival!

My favorite part of the Luck Winter Carnival is — surprise! — the Friday night trivia contest at Cafe Wren. My friend Jeff organizes this every year, When he invited me to participate, I declined because I felt like maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Polk County politics, Rural life, Winter | 5 Comments

It’s winter carnival time in Luck, WI.

Above, you see the beginnings of the annual ice castle. I am pretty sure the builders are glad the polar vortex moved on; Saturday’s temp when I took this photo was 60˚ warmer than earlier in the week. No shortage … Continue reading

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More on peepers

When we first heard them on Thursday night, they were so loud it hurt my ears.

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