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Just July bits and pieces

Thanks to all of you who had ideas about the safe (for them) removal of chipmunks. I believe I will try a few including expanding foam in the hole by…

Chipmunk troubles

I was just contemplating a ten minute break between articles sitting in the chair on the little deck in the back yard when I discovered it was already occupied by…

Mid-summer – time for reunions!

Another holiday is over and the middle of summer – on my calendar anyway – is almost here. Actually that is kind of depressing. I count the summer season as…

Seems like the problems for Clare Police will never end

Once again two Clare Police officers have been found “justified” in the actions they took four years ago in defending themselves against a suspect wielding weapons and threatening them. Clare…

Summer officially begins

Our mild winter seems to have led right into a hot summer as the season officially begins its first full day on Thursday morning. According to the calendar, Summer just…

A Tribute to Squeek

A Tribute to Squeek

We lost a member of the family this week. She was just a little mutt. We got her from S.A.F.E. late in 1990. About four months old, she was found…

In spite of everything, we are lucky to live here

Every week, I look for something to write about for this column. It doesn’t always come easy. There are times I just sit here and stare at the computer screen…

The season begins

Our vacation season has officially begun! It started last Friday with an extended weekend at the camper and we had a pretty good time, although everything didn’t go quite as…

The lure of sunshine plus a perfect day

This is a wonderful time of year – sunny and warm with multitudes of blooms all around the yard. Not so great for getting my computer work done though I…

Just more spring bits on the Tobacco

I almost called boss Mike earlier this week. I found a couple of big Morels, each more than four inches tall. They were real beauties, but too far past their…