Category Archives: Rural life

Storm update, day 5.

From our utility company’s Facebook page: “TUES, JULY 23, 9:30A.M. STORM RESTORATION UPDATE: 1,800+ MEMBERS OUT OF POWER. 7,200 restored since Friday night. More help today: Crews from SEVEN neighboring co-ops plus contractors with expertise in tree clearing, underground and … Continue reading

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Storm update, day 4.

This video was posted by my friend Jeff, who was hit hard by the storm. After a gang of friends with chain saws had cleared his driveway, he made the video driving along the road he lives on. We are … Continue reading

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Settle back. This is a long post.

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen some these photos and commentary already. But there has been too much going on the past few days not to memorialize it in a blog post. Here goes. The weather was … Continue reading

Posted in Antler Lake, Rural life, Summer | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Animals, Rural life, Silliness | 7 Comments

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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