Tree hugger that I am...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Buckocaster51, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:29 PM.

  1. lammie200

    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    So do my nasal passages, sinuses, ears, eyes and skin, not!
     
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    Beautiful, beautiful plot of land. Gorgeous pic.
     
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    I just learned that I was born in "The Driftless Area"!

    Beautiful lands there, Buckocaster!
     
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    My wife wants bees
     
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    We are not raising bees, but have several friends that do.

    My advice...go for it!
     
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    You actually have friends? I can’t imagine.:lol:
     
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    Cool!
     
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    I used to work in Whiteside County, Illinois. Know that area well, its up north where we grow vegetables to feed humans. It actually qualifies as "rolling prairies. I grew up in Central Illinois where its table-top flat and where all the corn you can see ends up being fed to our food.
     
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    What's interesting is how my wife and I thought we'd move a few miles west to be in it but then did math on commute vs recreation time. The trail head I'm responsible for a mile west has been on the map for driftless all my life but my new partner trail steward is a geology professor. He reminds how we still see glacier poop in that map.

    If you follow this gulley in Black Earth Creek watershed where by most maps is driftless area, you see the mixed rock types. By the time you get to Cross Plains not. It has kept me curious and wishing I could explore some private property and know where the real line for driftless is.

    It's totally from trout fishing and bike riding but even in the car yesterday I'm almost always thinking about which enters the Mississippi watershed I'm in. As said in that historical fiction post, when I travel along Military Ridge I think about all who travelled there long before trains.

    I think of your side of the river a lot because I said no to a job in Dubuque months before I met my wife - a how different past decades might have been.

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    Funny to say "up north" because our cabin neighbors from IL also consider WI Highway 10 where "up north" really begins. Others say it is crossing a Paducah or Cairo bridge, above I 70 or Quad Cities. I know there've been bar fights over US, 10, 8 or 2 making you north.

    My wife grew up suffering horribly long trips because her dad would follow historically significant highways and contemplate where they really were after the Interstates were how most travelled. My dad did Interstates and would remind we didn't have the overdrive like the 1930s cars.
     
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    We have lots of bee balm and butterfly bushes among other plants to attract pollinators and really enjoy watching and photographing them.

    I know that milkweed attracts butterflies, but it is very invassive. A few years ago my wife talked me into planting a few. Now we have it all over, and it's tough to remove.

    We I was a youngster we often spent rainy Saturdays pulling it in the meadows. And all we wanted to do on a rainy Saturday was watch cartoons!
     
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    Nothing wrong with tree hugging, carry on I say. ;):cool:
     
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    In another life, long ago and far away, I hitched through your general AO (Waterloo / Cedar Falls > Rochester) on one of my longer trips. Beautiful country, nice people. Good luck with your planting!
     
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