How Pepe Is Teaching Me A Thing Or Two About Gratitude

Life on Moon Lake tends to embrace the best of rural living and access to city services. My house is heated with natural gas. I can walk to the library, grocery store, pizza place, elementary school and even a winery on a nice Wisconsin day. But, I can enjoy the tranquility of living on a…… Continue reading How Pepe Is Teaching Me A Thing Or Two About Gratitude

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Predator Round-Up, Sea Cave Mayhem, Playing Hookie and an Unwarranted Pity Party

Newsflash: Last week I had an unwarranted pity party. It started during my 5-hour drive home from the UP after a weekend of bonding with women at a 3-day Becoming an Outdoor Woman camp (more on that experience in a different post). I left the camp recharged and excited about life. But then, I had…… Continue reading Predator Round-Up, Sea Cave Mayhem, Playing Hookie and an Unwarranted Pity Party

Apostle Island Sea Caves Set to Open this Weekend!

The latest from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore… Sounds like the mayhem could start-up again in northwest Wisconsin again this Saturday! PS If you are looking for some tips on what to do while visiting, be sure to check out my post from last year…  Apostle Islands Ice Caves Open for Winter Viewing Bayfield, WI…… Continue reading Apostle Island Sea Caves Set to Open this Weekend!

2015 Apostle Islands Sea Caves Update

This post is a general public service announcement for those who are stumbling across this site due to my posts last year about the Apostle Islands Sea Caves. As of today, February 4, 2015 they are not open to the public. In fact, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore posted this shot of the Sea Caves…… Continue reading 2015 Apostle Islands Sea Caves Update

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas…

Last January I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with my good friend Clare Hintz of Elsewhere Farm. While I always enjoy hanging with her, this encounter was particularly special because I was drilling her about her year-round greenhouse for Northern Gardener Magazine. For years, Clare has inspired me with her passion for local…… Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas…

The Wild Waterfalls of Iron County, Wisconsin – Part III

The tough ones. I’m using tough in a generic sense. The falls I was able to find weren’t necessarily difficult to access or remote in terms of mileage on foot. However, they either involved fleets of steps, vague directions, or a lack of signage making it a bit of a hit or miss in terms…… Continue reading The Wild Waterfalls of Iron County, Wisconsin – Part III

The Wild Waterfalls of Iron County Wisconsin – Part II

The easy ones. Iron County has no shortage of water. The county boasts 300 crystal clear lakes covering 34,000 acres. To the north, the county line is Lake Superior. This creates the perfect storm of waterfalls—some easier to access than others. Upson Falls: Upson Falls is located within a well-maintained town park. The falls is…… Continue reading The Wild Waterfalls of Iron County Wisconsin – Part II

YOLO: The Wild Waterfalls of Northern Iron County, Wisconsin

This isn’t meant to be a political post. Over the course of the past year, news from Iron County has inundated my Facebook feed via a flurry of political, economic and environmental posts. The posts were often triggered by a proposed mine that may or may not ever happen. But buried within the posts were…… Continue reading YOLO: The Wild Waterfalls of Northern Iron County, Wisconsin

Amnicon Falls: The Unassuming State Park of the North

Amnicon Falls is one of those often overlooked but beloved state parks near my home in northwest Wisconsin. The park is small compared to nearby Jay Cooke State Park. It is often lost in the hype and marketing of the North Shore and the countless parks and waterfalls that dot the shoreline. By some respects,…… Continue reading Amnicon Falls: The Unassuming State Park of the North