Cold Winter Fashion Statement

Bundle up!  How’s that for a statement. And yes, you can fashion up if it makes you feel better. But while I have you here I will give you a few tips on thriving in weather below zero. My personal best was dressing for -52 degrees without the wind chill factored in. I stayed warmContinue reading “Cold Winter Fashion Statement”

Leaning Into Life

Dad used to say to me when I was quite young, “Lean into your work son”. 6 AM morning chores on the farm before school. I wasn’t even awake. I have a lifetime of leaning. What and who we lean on becomes apparent and important. My wife gave me a card 8 years ago thatContinue reading “Leaning Into Life”

A Good Morning From Northern Wisconsin

My morning reading, prayer and meditation time was interrupted when I looked out the window. My first thought as if a voice whispered in my ear… “you can share this with the world”. My second thought “I only have my sleep shorts on. 99 seconds later my camera was on a tripod and I wasContinue reading “A Good Morning From Northern Wisconsin”

Experimental Grilling

Yes I did. I put all that stuff on these steaks a few hours before grilling and brushed it on while grilling. Yes, it was good. Do you realize how many seasonings are in some of our dressings ment for salads? Forget the salad only idea. I know a restaurant that bastes it’s grilled chickenContinue reading “Experimental Grilling”

Wilderness Food Planning for the unorganized (like I should talk)

I was in the grocery store for a couple hours (seemed like) with a cart load of camping food and my cart disappeared. It was just gone. I found it two isles over being pushed by a very small elderly women with a friend pushing a similar cart. They were shopping together. When I askedContinue reading “Wilderness Food Planning for the unorganized (like I should talk)”

Get Yourself Out There!

It’s winter here. Quite a ways below freezing and the winter wonderland lies just outside. I cheated a bit and took a few pictures out the window from the comfort of home between sips of strong morning coffee. Here have a look… I can still hear my mother telling us when we were little kidsContinue reading “Get Yourself Out There!”

A Little Harvest Rambling, Time of Year Thing

It’s that magical time of the year when rain turns to snow, lakes are freezing over, forests are bare of leaves and most humans are less than half prepared for the winter ahead. I think our fall-winter harvest season does something to the brain. Most of us in this area of the country harvest ourContinue reading “A Little Harvest Rambling, Time of Year Thing”

Seen in the woods

I carry a camera. When I walk the woods, I see. See any wildlife in one of the pictures? To really see, one has to thread their vision into every crevice of sight as far as possible otherwise all that is seen is the forest. One of our deer hunting tales (true story) tells onContinue reading “Seen in the woods”

I Wish

“Grandpa, can we have another adventure tomorrow?” I wish we could have a pause button on time. Took the boys fishing again without the success of the former fishing trip. It was still an adventure. more of a snake and spider adventure from the bank. The boys left several hooks and bobbers in the nearbyContinue reading “I Wish”

The Thrill of Frill

frill fril/ noun (Google “Frill”) 1. A strip of gathered or pleated material sewn by one side onto a garment or larger           piece of material as a decorative edging or ornament 2. an unnecessary extra feature or embellishment. “it was just a comfortable apartment with no frills” synonyms: ostentation, ornamentation, decoration, embellishment, fanciness, fuss, chi-chi, gilding, excess We love Frills. FrillContinue reading “The Thrill of Frill”