Bidding September farewell, we recently said goodbye to our backyard orioles and hummingbirds. They [...]
How did he know? I received a gift from a dear friend on Labor Day weekend. At his cabin in the wood[...]
The ruffed grouse hunting season begins this Saturday. The good news is, hunters will find bird numb[...]
The voice in my head was that of my grandmother Martha, “You’re not made of sugar, you won’t melt.” [...]
It’s hard to think of winter when temperatures are in the upper 80s and humidity levels read likewis[...]
The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days attracted thousands to our county last week. It is by far the big[...]
Portage County is unique in many ways. Its residents are fortunate indeed. One of 72 counties, it is[...]
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 16 years old and hunkered down in a central Wisconsin cat[...]
I sat on the kennel deck with a group of family and friends, and we admired the numerous flowers blo[...]
According to historians, early pioneer Peter Rowley, seeking seclusion from civilization, followed t[...]
I know I am not alone, but I for one love leather. Everything about leather – its smell, its feel, i[...]
We found ourselves welcoming in a new generation of wild ones along the creek and river valley durin[...]
The dog days of summer came early to our place along the creek last weekend, as we hosted a gun dog [...]
When fireflies begin dancing in the dark of a late June night, it follows that daylight will fetch a[...]
Grandfather Ivan was a fisherman. Back in the 1930s he hunted muskies near Presque Isle and trout an[...]
Is there anything that keeps you from going outdoors? This time of the year penetrating the woods is[...]
I traveled west to neighboring Minnesota last week. Crossing the border at Hudson, I bridged over th[...]
It was a fine how-do-you-do. And it occurred when the chief of the United States Fish and Wildlfe Se[...]
We crossed the Mississippi at Dubuque and then headed west for another four hours. Our destination w[...]
The stage was set –  the performance about to begin. The curtain was lifted as lights dimmed and the[...]