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Twelfth anniversary of All things green blog

December 11th, 2018

This blog, “All Things Green” went on-line December 8, 2006. It is the longest running blog on blogsmonroe.com . We started it back when “green” meant having to do with plants, which is how this blog got its name. Nowadays “green” is more typically used to refer to ecologically friendly concepts such as “green” energy. … Continue reading Twelfth anniversary of “All things green” blog

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Pike In The Pan!

December 08th, 2018

This past summer I caught a few nice Northern Pike and put several packages in the freezer. It seems that at least one package was “crying” out to me that they wanted to be eaten! I thawed them out, got out the batter, and put the frying pan grease on 360 degrees. Put a couple […]

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Now You See Them Now You Dont

December 06th, 2018

Don’t know what the final deer harvesting numbers are going to be, but from my experience (along with family and friends) I suspect they will be down from last year. I have not hunted very much so far, but in my 4 days afield I have yet to see a deer! Pretty unusual for me […]

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Digging dahlia tubers late

December 06th, 2018

Last week I talked about my potatoes that I dug up very late in the season. What I didn’t mention was that same day I also dug my dahlia tubers that were still in the ground. Turns out they where in fine shape shape as well. It makes perfect sense that the tubers would look … Continue reading Digging dahlia tubers late

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Putting the Boards Away

December 05th, 2018

Before anyone goes crazy on me and says there is still plenty of open water and they are not ready to put their boats away…I get it. Unfortunately it is the ice fishing show season and time on the weekends … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Kicks Off @Cabelas in Dundee

November 28th, 2018

Starting Saturday, I can be found in the fishing department at our favorite local Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan. I will working with some of the best companies in the ice fishing realm, so stop in and say hello while getting … Continue reading

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A Few More Success Stories for 2018 Deer Season

November 26th, 2018

I just heard from a friend of mine (Ken Currie) about his recent hunting success around Mio Michigan. Ken’s cabin is only about 5-6 miles from mine, and he seems to have the deer patterned in his area. He took a nice buck last year that almost looks identical to the one he downed this […]

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Evil Has No Power

November 26th, 2018

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Ps 37:35-36 As a warning, this post is about belief. It is the result of looking more closely at our […]

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Deer Reports Trickling In 2018

November 24th, 2018

word has trickled out of the Baldwin camp in Marquette that Dick Baldwin has done it again. Dick’s in his early 90’s and just a few days ago showed all the “whippersnappers” how it’s done , “again!” Dick has been hunting those Marquette hills for numerous decades and know’s how to hunt this “brand” of […]

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Late digging potatoes

November 21st, 2018

Earlier this week I was out working in my vegetable garden. I finished off the season by digging the last of my potatoes. Since we’ve had a cold November, I was somewhat concerned about the shape they might be in. Now, I have occasionally found potatoes in the spring that have gone through an entire … Continue reading Late digging potatoes

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Burning tree leaves

November 15th, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I was running behind in my fall garden projects including taking care of the fallen leaves all over my lawn. The early snow we had back then didn’t help either. One weekend while driving back from up north, I spotted several people catching up on their fall tree leaf clean … Continue reading Burning tree leaves

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Fresh Back-Straps On Opener Eve!

November 14th, 2018

What a great meal to have on the eve of opening gun season here in Michigan. I decided to cook up some back straps from my grandson’s buck that he downed about a month ago at our cabin. I fixed nothing with the steaks as I just wanted to savor the great taste of some […]

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What side of the debate were you on this fall?

November 13th, 2018

While much of the country is focused on the mid-term elections, two opposing camps of gardeners are lining up this fall. Each side has compelling reasons why they are right and the other side is wrong. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. One side is more, you might say, traditional in their approach … Continue reading What side of the debate were you on this fall?

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Planting garlic

November 13th, 2018

  Since I ordered my garlic bulbs way back in the spring, I was not thinking of them at all when they arrived in the mail several days ago. I got those garlic cloves into the ground right away even though they could have been planted anytime from October through November. Getting them earlier gives … Continue reading Planting garlic

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Muzzleloader Sight In!

November 13th, 2018

Over the weekend I went to my brother-in-laws to make sure my muzzleloader was still shooting the same as last year. It’s always good to check any hunting shotgun, rifle, or muzzleloader from year to year. Sometimes things can happen (dropped gun, bumped scope, change in eyesight, etc.) that will change the path of your […]

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Jigging Rap Upgrade

November 11th, 2018

I know I wrote about this the last year we were 12 miles out on Lake Erie, but it has been a few years now and well worth bringing back for a refresher. If you have been fishing with Jigging … Continue reading

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Rutting Success!

November 07th, 2018

This is my brother Darryl’s son Derek who put down this nice eight point this morning. I have no details except he was hunting in Branch county and seeing quite a few deer. The rut is on and the Branch County gang is seeing a lot of activity on their trail camera’s, and the mock […]

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A Rare Bird Indeed!

November 01st, 2018

One of the most beautiful turkeys I have ever seen was several years ago when hunting some “lease” property in Hillsdale. Actually I saw two very rare birds while deer hunting. Of course it was not during turkey season season, so I just enjoyed the rare opportunity to view these “pretty birds!” The first one […]

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The Tracking Job We Never Expected

October 29th, 2018

In yesterdays post grandson Kyle and I had just left the blind to see if we could pick up a blood trail.. I had called Kyle’s dad Glen and he was going to meet us in about 15 minutes. I had 2 good flashlights in my back pack, but left my compass in the blind […]

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Grandson Kyle Does It Again

October 29th, 2018

Just returned home from 6 days in the deer woods. My grandson Kyle joined me over this past weekend to see if he could bag another buck to his trophy room? Kyle is 13 years old and and up to this past weekend has downed 2 does and a nice 6 point buck, all with […]

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