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its BACK, the Detroit Beach Boat Club Tourney!

May 26th, 2017

As much as I love getting into this fine local tourney….it drives me CRAZY that with all the fine walleye fishing available in the Monroe area, the boat club is the only place/organization that holds an annual walleye tourney in … Continue reading

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The Final Post Is Written!

May 25th, 2017

One thousand three hundred and thirty five (1335) post over the last ten years, and this my friends will be my last. That is a lot of writing to do, idea’s to explore, and deadlines to meet! I’ve gotten to the point (age wise) where I definitely need to slow down and smell the deer […]

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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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Michigan Walleye Tour: Detroit River/Lake Erie

May 04th, 2017

First the captains meeting Friday night, and then that 4 am wake up Saturday morningand off to the Lake Erie Metro Park for the launch of the Michigan Walleye Tour’s second stop of the season. Although this time of the … Continue reading

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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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Dinner and Auction to Support Mary Robey Koch

April 26th, 2017

(Written by Mike Ansel) Scripture says to mourn with those who mourn and to rejoice with those who rejoice. As people, and especially as a group of Christian (Called out ones) people, our hearts are drawn to this sister who … Continue reading

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Spring Jigging on ErieLOVE IT

April 18th, 2017

  There is vertical jigging, which is always fun, but there is something about hitting Lake Erie in the spring and snap jigging blade baits and hair jigs that just makes you want to do it all the time. Its … Continue reading

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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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