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Photo’s of wild parsnip from around Wauankee and Westport. Details for identifying in 1st photo… Deeply ridged stem, compound leaves, umbrella shaped flowers, will grow well over 4 foot tall, and they love sun. Chemicals from within the plant (when broken open) can cause phyto-photo-dermatitis (severe burning, itching, and blisters) […]

Wild Parsnip


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My wife says I’m obsessed, my nephew agrees, but I’m known to be very honest and fair, so why can’t I obsess when I feel slighted. Is a 12 ounce pint okay with you? Would you buy a gallon of milk that was short a quart and not stop to question? […]

The Short Pour of Beer – 12 oz. in a pint


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Music and Poetic Videos… Music: Wildwood Growin In My Boots Poetic: Love Took A Walk Music: Rog-n-Tom Cook-n-Clean Music: Annabel Lee Music Video (Yup, out of tune at time; wrote and sang in a morning). Music: Praying Mantis Loosing My Head (Yes, it’s me) Poetic: The Sad Soul Leading to… […]

Music Videos…



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Two part video on replacing W shaped tension roller on sliding screen door. There are various shapes of roller springs; this is just one type. The intro is a very quick slide show for those that just want to see photos and steps, the remaining is video footage of the […]

How to Replace Screen Door Tension Roller


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A rundown on things we learned about using straw bales for a garden… composition/quality of bales, rabbits can jump, weeds, crumbling bales, faster than a speeding broccoli…

Straw Bale Garden – Lessons Learned