Gas Pains

Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

Deer Camp 2007 - Day Two (Updated)

Forestry, Friends, Guess the critter, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

Back at it.  Out in the stands before sun-up.  Cold - 28 degrees and so still you can hear a pin drop.

Screech owls calling back and forth.

 Pheasants cackling at first light.

 A handful of shots from the neighbor's forty to the east.  That's it.  No deer.


View from my stand.  Tamarack, swamp white oak and cedars.

Sees In The Dark - ever vigilant

Braumeister has one of these rascals living under his stand.


Can you  identify it?


Took a break for the Packer game.  Lawyer pan-fried a big batch of pheasant fingers served with a couple of dipping sauces, pickled herring, smoked pheasant and fresh cheese curds. Yum! 

The Packers spanked the Carolina by half-time. 

At half time I walked out to a previously unused stand and no sooner than I climbed-in a massive multi-pointed monster jumped out of the willows and scampered thru the tree plantation.

No shot situation.

I am cursed.

Slow afternoon.

Cocktail hour was accompanied by a DVD of Blazing Saddles

Dinner tonight is the traditional venison fare prepared by our legal counsel.

I was hoping that I could turn the keyboard over to the lawyer for an accounting of his recipe - unfortunately he is sleeping in front of the fire.

Maybe tomorrow.

Anyway - here are the pictures.  More later....

(Post dinner movie was a DVD of Patton)

Menonnite, Brau and Android enjoying a batch of (beef) marrow bones. Yum.

Lawyer pan frying venison cutlets as part of our signature meal

Deglazing the pan with garlic, white wine, and a reduction of veal and pheasant stock.


Fresh-frozen green beens from my garden. The big pot has smashed Red Pontiac potatoes, turnips and parsnips and shallots - from the garden too.


Here's the crew. Mennonite, Wench, Lawyer, Brau, Android and Sees in the Dark..and a fine Bogle red wine.

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