Archive for March, 2008

Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Recreation Facts

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Just for fun, here are some interesting recreation facts about Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers.

Northeast Wisconsin Lakes Recreation

Wisconsin Fish & Fishing

  • Wisconsin lakes and rivers are habitat to 159 fish species in 27 families.

  • 145 of these species are native to the state; 14 are introduced non-native species.

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Why can’t I find a few acres sitting all alone?

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Dear Farmer Smith,

I want just a few acres surrounded by national forest.  How do I find property like this?

Thanks, I.M. Urban

Dear I.M.,

Yup, a few acres surrounded by national forest would be nice; no neighbors, no roads, no electric, no telephone, none of this newfangled internet.  But, unless a few acres means a more expensive 40 acres, 80 acres, or more, it’s not gonna happen.

One hundred and fifty years ago when the first government surveyors came through these parts they weren’t in the habit of cornering off a little bitty five acre tract for some guy that hadn’t even been born yet.  Those early surveyors used compasses and chains to section off square miles, 640 acres.  People could buy, or homestead, 40 and 80 acre and larger tracts; sixteen forties in a square mile.

If you’re used to living in the city a few neighbors ain’t gonna bother you.  Heck, you can all share the cost of running in a road and some power for the missus’ blow dryer.

See ya up north, Farmer Smith

Farmer Smith

Albino Moose Sighting

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

These photos of an extremely rare sighting of not one but TWO albino moose were taken just north of Wisconsin’s border with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

 Albino Moose North Wisconsin

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