Category Archives: Rural life

Throwback Thursday.

I was knitting on the deck one June day in 2007 and kept hearing splashing down at the lake’s edge. “It’s just the dogs,” I thought. But it continued and eventually I got curious. June is apparently snapping turtle mating … Continue reading

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Get out, damned spot mice!

That, my friends, is the nest that mice built in the heater box of my car while it was parked for several week when we were hunkering down at home. Smokey has been working on and off for the past … Continue reading

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Last parade of the season!

Remember back in January 2018 when there was a special election for a state senate seat in Wisconsin? And remember how when the Democrat candidate won, it made the national news and started the murmurs about a Blue Wave? The … Continue reading

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Chewy customers, beware!

Happily,  this was NOT our delivery nor our porch.

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Reminiscing.

A couple years ago I went to the 50th reunion of my class. Not my high school class; we left the village pictured before in the summer before my tenth grade year. Before the actual reunion Smokey and I drove … Continue reading

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The hits just keep on a’comin’.

Another storm rolled through this afternoon, not nearly as severe here as the one last weekend. We had very heavy rain but no strong winds nor hail. But the power went out about 6:00 p.m., so we went into town … Continue reading

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Storm update, day 6.

As you know, our power was restored on Tuesday afternoon (and there was great rejoicing!) But there are still nearly 1,000 people in the county without power. ica tornado touchdown near them. She and her husband had been watching the … Continue reading

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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

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