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Summertime on the Tobacco

Summertime on the Tobacco

Another week gone by and already it’s time to write this column again. It’s been a quiet week after all of the recent excitement when a tree came down across…

A sad loss on a windy day

A sad loss on a windy day

It has been an interesting week around the Maurer household. Monday afternoon after listening to the wind blow and watching the rain fall, I happened to look out into the…

An unexpected holiday find

Our trip north to our camper at Roscommon over the holiday weekend turned out a whole lot better than the first trip this year. That time we not only battled…

Wild babies in the yard!

Well I just wrote a column about wild babies  in the woods and guess what? This week we enjoyed watching one right in the middle of the yard for most…

Morels, and babes in the wood

Spring, and “Morel mania” has hit the area and for the past two weeks I have been seeing lots of comments on Facebook about those lucky people finding grocery bags…

Doing the mouse dance

For months we have been looking forward to our first trip up to the camper in Roscommon. We leave our 26-foot trailer there year-round on family property. It saves gas…

May! Now where are those May flowers?

Guess they are all in town. The spring storms – snowstorms, torrential rain and flooding – rivaled the unusually severe winter this year. Now May arrives, hopefully with long-awaited warm…

Looking forward to ‘camping season’

Looking forward to ‘camping season’

Another week has slipped by and it looks like SPRING may actually be here. After our “flood” a couple of weekends ago, the grass has turned a vibrant green, flowers…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Wow, spring storm packs a real wallop

Guess I will have to quit bragging about our nice weather lately. Mother Nature sure surprised us with a whopper of a spring storm last Saturday night. If it wasn’t…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Spring is just ‘ducky’

Well my mystery duck floating in the river has been identified. Bob Musser of Waterfowl Decoys in Farwell, a carver and collector, stopped in the office Monday with a hand-carved…