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Mid-afternoon on a bright early January day. Driving west on Hickory Road, I saw the pheasant lying in the northern ditch. I drove about a hun…

Implored by several complete strangers and well intended friends and family to write an article and submit, with pictures, to local Wisconsin …

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Old memories become blurry with the passage of time, but a particularly cold Sunday 45 years ago that stands out for me was memorable across w…

I’m waiting out what passes for a blizzard in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, with two people I love more than most any in this world: my best friend …

“So, what do you guys do when it’s 20-below outside at the farm? Do you just stay in and not go outside?” I was asked recently during a virtua…

Five-hundred miles seems a long drive to see a bench. And yet, here we are — my wife, our three kids, and the dog, all roaming some closed-for…

My son and I traveled companionably on Highway 29 east towards Wausau. He under the impression we were off to perform yardwork for his grandma…

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When the temperature falls at Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Verona, it’s easy to walk past a pile of straw and think nothing of it.

As 2021 comes to a close, everywhere I look at home and at work I see projects waiting to be started or finished. Often, it seems, there’s nev…

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — For 50 Christmases, John and Kathy Sirasky and Mark and Marsha Leathers sent the same card back and forth, no matter where…

Shopping . . . it has never been a family favorite. As far back as I can remember, Mom would remark how she loathed shopping. We’d even challe…

I did not inherit my grandma’s collection of vinyl records, but it is safe to say that I salvaged it, preserved it. The albums were stored in …

Our first full-coverage blanket of snow has arrived in the Northland and unlike last winter, my bird feeders are being emptied regularly by a …

‘Tis the season for holiday lights and while I’m no Clark Griswold, I’ve always enjoyed putting up a few exterior decorations.