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We had a great time, but it’s good to be home

We had a great time, but it’s good to be home

I’m still operating on California/Arizona/Nevada time. We just returned from a week full of a “flurry” of activities – our vacation – sort of, and boy am I pooped… Nine…

The importance of spaying or neutering your pets

The importance of spaying or neutering your pets

I had a request the other day, to write a column about the importance of spaying or neutering your pets. We have always had pets, cats and dogs, and in…

It’s Irish Festival time again!

It’s Irish Festival time again!

It is a special time of year in Clare. The Irish Festival is here again! One of the best “signs of spring,” the 41st annual Clare Irish Festival, is going…

The Perils of Paulene… or maybe I mean Potholes

The Perils of Paulene…  or maybe I mean Potholes

The calendar says it’s time to change the clocks again this Sunday. And when I noticed that I saw that the first day of Spring is just a week later…

Storm’s over, sun’s out, for now anyway

Storm’s over, sun’s out, for now anyway

March sure came in “like a lion” Tuesday when between three and six inches of snow fell all around Clare County [according to who you talk to]. Out here on…

Only in Michigan

Only in Michigan

I believe we must have just about the most unpredictable weather in the United States. They say it is because of the Great Lakes, but whatever the cause, if you…

Frigid February winding down once more

Frigid February winding down once more

Valentine’s Day is over again and now there’s only ten more days until another February “bites the dust” or in this case “snow” for another year. It was a quiet…

Winter cold arrives, Ah … February

Winter cold arrives,  Ah … February

I swore I wasn’t going to complain about February this year, but I am just not going to make it. Bitter cold, complete with a refreshing (?) breeze has arrived…

Groundhog Day here and gone again – early spring?

Groundhog Day here and gone again – early spring?

Groundhog Day has come and gone and Jack tells me since there was sunshine on Tuesday, the groundhog must have seen his shadow. As he left for work today, he…

Corn sure brings them in

Corn sure brings them in

We have been putting a little corn out under the bird feeder lately, hoping to keep a multitude of squirrels happy and save a little seed for the birds. I’m…