Archive for February, 2008

Presidential Election 2008 & Fishing in Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

It’s often been said that one shouldn’t mix politics and real estate.  I couldn’t agree more.  However, there’s an issue that both parties can agree on: ‘Fishing in Wisconsin is fun.’  Here’s a look back on some of the former Presidents of the United States that have sought a break from the rigors of the office and found respite on the waters of northern Wisconsin: Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower.

 Grover Cleveland Fishing



Good Ol’ Fashioned Wisconsin Winter

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

It’s been a long, snowy winter in Northeast Wisconsin, even for us Wisconsinites that have lived here all our lives.

Wisconsin Snowbank

But somehow or other we’ll get through. . .


Why can’t I find some cheap land to buy from some farmer?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Dear Farmer Smith,

Why can’t I find some cheap land to buy from some farmer?

Sincerely, Buck Hunter

Dear Buck,

I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me about buying some of my land, and for cheap.  First of all, this land has been in my family for years and I’m kind of partial to it.  And, the land is where I make a little money to pay the bills for the fuel, the seed, equipment and taxes.  If I’m lucky I have a little bit left over to buy something nice for the missus.  If I sell a little piece to you I still have the same overhead with less land to make money on.

Besides, why in the world would you want to build your up north getaway in the same open field where I run my tractors and equipment before dawn and often into the night?  Wait until you get a whiff of the manure spreader in action!

Good hunting, Farmer Smith

Farmer Smith

Marinette County & Crivitz – Home to Wisconsin’s Newest State Park

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Governor Thompson State Park

The 2,600-acre Governor Tommy G. Thompson Centennial State Park is 15 miles northwest of Crivitz in Marinette County. The site protects 5,300 feet of shoreline on Wood and Huber Lakes and protects Handsaw Creek and Woods Outlet, both excellent brook and brown trout waters. The main parcel creating the park is the former 1,987-acre Paust Woods Lake Resort and about 200 acres of wild-looking lakefront bought from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation on Caldron Falls Reservoir.

Governor Thompson State Park Map