The PPEs of Ecological Restoration

The PPEs of Ecological Restoration

We were brush cutting yesterday; I was hot and sweaty and all I wanted to do was get that hard hat off! Then I began thinking about my friend who was recently hurt with a brush cutter; gave me a whole new appreciation for my hot, hard hat!  The value of Personal...
Between a Rock and a Soft, Warm Place

Between a Rock and a Soft, Warm Place

Since I’m outdoors a lot, I spent a great deal of time thinking about living quarters, especially on these cold, winter days. I wonder how critters find their warm homes and are they as “snuggly” as I am in front of my fireplace or nestled in my bed? OK, so that’s...
The Dirt on Driftless Prairies

The Dirt on Driftless Prairies

Lafayette County, which is where Driftless Prairies is located in Wisconsin, is in the Driftless Area. It was named this because the glaciers did not roll over it, leaving picturesque hills and valleys.  Soils in the southern part of Wisconsin are different from other...
Rope or Smoke?

Rope or Smoke?

I found a marijuana plant in my garden the other day, made a post on Facebook, and learned that it used to be a huge industry here in Wisconsin. That just piqued my curiosity, so I began researching it. Jeremiah Rusk, governor, Civil War hero, and the first Secretary...