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Intensive soil improvement

April 24th, 2018

A couple of posts ago I discussed a hands-off style of flower gardening that works sometimes in established gardens. In those cases the soil is usually in pretty good shape after having had plants growing in the same spot for many years.Not everyone is fortunate enough to have such a garden space. Sometimes the soil … Continue reading Intensive soil improvement

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This Is The End

April 15th, 2018

This was the beginning of the end for the Nixon administration. One guy, Alexander Butterfield, decided to tell the truth that Nixon taped all of his Oval Office meetings. A year later Nixon resigned. We are at that some point with the Trump administration. Though recent reports that Cohen could become a cooperative witness, does […]

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Spring planted garlic

April 15th, 2018

Garlic is normally planted in the fall. Planting at that time of the year allows the garlic bulb to be exposed to several weeks of cold temperatures which stimulates bulb production. Missing the fall date can be disappointing, it means waiting an entire year before planting a crop. If you are the type of person … Continue reading Spring planted garlic

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Weather Will Play a Big Part in Turkey Opener!

April 14th, 2018

Eight more days till turkey opener and I’m the “least” excited I’ve ever been! One of the largest Spring storms to ever hit the state of Michigan is pounding the northern woods with rain, snow, ice, and high winds! For three days this onslaught is forcast for my favorite turkey hunting grounds! I do not […]

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Anniversary de Booze

April 11th, 2018

Anniversary de Booze May 1, 2018 Dinner @ 6pm, Presentation @ 6:30pm McGeady’s Town Pub Join us May 1 for the 100th anniversary of the start of prohibition. Michigan went dry before Ohio. Alcohol from Toledo poured into Monroe giving Dixie Hwy the nickname “Avenue de Booze”. In honor of this historic night, McGeady’s Town […]

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Pinocchios As Far As The Eye Can See

April 10th, 2018

via GIPHY Michael Cohens office, his home, and a hotel room were searched recently by the FBI. Here are some of the responses from President Trump. I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys Attorneyclient privilege is dead! Disgraceful situation Its a total witch hunt Its an attack […]

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Self planting garden

April 03rd, 2018

A friend of mine once told me his method of flower gardening was to see what comes up then just pull out the weeds. That actually is a viable way to approach it especially you have a personality type that doesn’t mind a bit of disorder. For a while my friend was moving into a … Continue reading Self planting garden

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Spring Turkey Season 2018

April 03rd, 2018

The Spring turkey season is fast approaching, but you would never know it by the weather! I can’t remember a longer more drawn out winter (it’s supposed to be Spring) than this one. Our 10 day weather forecast calls for 8 days of a snow/rain mix and temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s! Their still […]

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The Ice Is Melting and Fishing Season Is Just Around the Next Snowflake

March 31st, 2018

Hopefully these photo’s will get your minds off the lousy weather here in Michigan, knowing that “change” is coming somewhere in the future. Getting on the water and feeling the “tug” of a fish on the line always changes your perspective of the day! Come on warm weather!

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Authoritarianism and Christian Nationalism

March 26th, 2018

via GIPHY One of the lingering questions after this years election is why are White Evangelicals continuing to support a guy whose personal life is the exact opposite of everything that they preach? On the surface, it seems hypocritical. A recent paper by three sociologists suggests some deeper understanding of what is going on. The […]

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Divide perennials in early spring

March 23rd, 2018

The best time of year to divide perennial flowers is early spring just as their new shoots begin to peek up through the soil. That time is right now. Gardeners have different reasons why they might want to divide their perennials. Maybe the plant is getting too old or too big for the space they’ve … Continue reading Divide perennials in early spring

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Using wood ashes in the garden

March 23rd, 2018

If you enjoy regularly using your fireplace or wood stove, you know that a fair amount of wood ashes can be accumulated over a heating season.Under the right circumstances, those ashes can be an excellent fertilizer for your garden. Wood ashes contain about ten percent potassium, one of the three major elements needed by plants … Continue reading Using wood ashes in the garden

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How Democracies Die

March 20th, 2018

This video from VOX is good background on authoritarianism. As the video points out, Trump didn’t create authoritarian voters. Voters with authoritarian views have been part of the fabric of our politics for quite a while. Trump was the first national candidate of a mainstream party to appeal directly to these voters for their support. […]

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Coyote Attacks Young Girl

March 19th, 2018

A 9-nine-year-old girl was attacked by a coyote outside of her home in North Carolina. On Thursday evening, the animal approached Madilyn Fowler on her porch, leaving her with minor injuries, including scratches on her bottom, back and face. The coyote had been attempting to attack the family dog before this, the Davie County Sheriffs […]

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The U.S. Is Losing Ground On Its Hog Problem!

March 18th, 2018

Grey Rocks Ranch is a sprawling spread of about 5,700 acres in western Autauga County. Sam Upchurch’s late parents built the ranch into a nationally recognized operation raising Santa Gertrudis cattle. Few cattle are raised here now. The ranch is now intensely managed for wildlife; deer, turkey and quail. The battle against the hogs is […]

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Native American Crafts Keep My Winters Interesting!

March 15th, 2018

Over the winter months when it’s to cold, snowy, and windy for an “old man” to venture to far from his fireplace there has to be something to occupy his time! For me it’s when I work on my traditional Native American crafts. This winter I have been busy on walking sticks adorned with deer […]

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Guns

March 15th, 2018

via GIPHY The Supreme Court has upheld the right of an individual to own a gun. They have also upheld the right of communities to place reasonable limits on gun ownership. I am grateful to all those who make our highways safer by controlling the deer population. I have no problem with target shooters either. […]

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Start pruning fruit trees early

March 13th, 2018

It’s tempting to prune fruit trees in early March especially on warm, sunny days when were out in the yard looking for some thing to do. Usually it’s fine to do so, but I like to wait to prune until after the chance of freezing rain has past. A heavy accumulation of ice during an … Continue reading Start pruning fruit trees early

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Japans Wild Boar Problem Continues To Grow!

March 12th, 2018

Less than 20 years ago, the only challenges for the 100 residents of the tiny island of Kakara, off southwest Japan, were the elements and ensuring the fishermens catch could get to market on time. Today, the islanders are outnumbered three to one by wild boar who feast on their gardens and are becoming increasingly […]

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Waffle House Economy

March 06th, 2018

The difference between fantasy and reality is that in the real world real stuff actually happens to real people. If you live in a fantasy world, you have lost touch with reality. You have not, however, escaped reality. Reality will, sooner or later, assert itself. At that point, you will suffer a rude awakening. Our […]

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