Media Coverage Operation Rumination

By on May 15, 2019 in Books |

Here are two media links for interviews regarding Operation Rumination: WOOD TV Interview with Rachael Ruiz WZZM TV 13 interview with Valerie Lego  

I’m going to Pot

By on May 9, 2019 in Spring |

It’s Container Gardening time! Watch my video for some tips you may not have thought about!

A year of rumination….me and my Dad

By on Apr 29, 2019 in Personal |

As a young boy I was “drafted” by my Mom and Dad into a program for boys and teens called the “Cadets” where we wore grey shirts and “kerchiefs” and were subject to “inspections” or review of our attire, uniform and posture at each meeting. Kerchiefs were a square of cloth worn around the neck We would recite our creed and stand at attention to say the pledge of allegiance. I remember standing straight and hoping my shirt was tucked, zipper up and kerchief securely lynched to my neck. The “head counselor” would walk the floor like a drill sergeant carefully inspecting each cadet for violations. This was a man who would do everything by the book. Everything was scheduled, in its place, spotless clean and accounted for even in his personal life. The lawn, windows, garage and vehicles at his house were meticulous. There would be some sort of “demerit” comeuppance if you forgot your...

The Loon Ranger

By on Apr 17, 2019 in Birds |

My friend Bill, we call him the “Birdman” joins me on the radio show often with great bird “tales” to tell. This week he was the “Loon Ranger” as he heads out on Fair Lake in Delton Michigan to build and position a floating Loon platform for the returning loons. The spring migration begins with the loons heading north from their winter homes on the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico as northern ice recedes. Northernmost males arrive on their home lakes as soon as the ice is out, often within just hours. You can see from the gallery below (click to enlarge) that Bill positioned the platform with the assistance of the loons. He says they swam around instructing him how to build it and prodding him on to finish. Once the Birdman finished and left, you can see in the last photo as Bill confirmed that the “mating” immediately commenced....

A Pervasive Invasive

By on Apr 11, 2019 in Spring |

Lawn and Order

By on Apr 2, 2019 in Lawn-gevity |

Spring “Break” !

By on Mar 28, 2019 in Spring |

This has been my version of “spring break” through the years….Peonies popping out of the ground. A welcome sight usually in late March and reliable as clock work! They are tough and cold tolerant perennials that thrill us with their beauty year after year! Peonies are...

Studying fungus is a way to mold young minds.

By on Mar 21, 2019 in General |