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Life Below Zero on Almost an Island

January 31, 2019

Greetings from the frozen Northwoods, where we are on day four of double digit negatives, 30 degrees below zero this morning.  The only difference is that for once, the entire Midwest is experiencing the deep freeze right along with us.  Schools have been closed for most of the week, and my Facebook is flooded with…

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Wolves and Blood on Almost an Island

January 23, 2019

Greetings from the Northwoods!  Can you tell I just read “Make your Blog Stand Out with a Title that Hooks”?  For a supposedly quiet time of the year, there seems to be a lot happening so let’s get straight to it with every Wisconsinite’s favorite topic, the weather.  (Yes, that trumps even wolves and blood.) …

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Wintering on Almost an Island

January 16, 2019

The sun is shining in the Northwoods, a bit crisp at 16 degrees but we’ll take any Vitamin D (and blue sky) we can get.  Town is fairly quiet today, although the upcoming 3-day weekend means we’ll likely see some extra visitors.  Per the usual this winter we could sure use some fresh snow.  It…

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Out With the Old from Almost an Island

January 7, 2019

Greetings from the Northwoods!  We woke up to four to five inches of fresh snow here this morning, and about two more inches of ice on top of that.  Since I wasn’t on floor time today I decided to work from home for awhile and not risk the nasty roads.  Flexibility is just one of…

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Happy Trails & (Irish) New Year from Almost an Island

December 29, 2018

It’s a sunny, 12-degree Saturday afternoon here at Headwaters Real Estate, where I have an excellent view of the snowmobilers pulling in to gas up at Karsyn’s Korner before they head out for a day of riding.  Our trail system finally opened at 9am today, with both groomers out late last night to prepare for…

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A Northwoods Christmas from Almost an Island

December 23, 2018

Holiday greetings from the Northwoods, where we are in the final few-day stretch before Christmas.  Yippee that the 25th fell on a Tuesday, which means a four-day weekend!  Although a little work will creep in here and there, as well as pet check-ins and plant waterings for some travelling friends, I intend to soak up…

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Big Deals from Almost an Island

December 14, 2018

It’s been another busy week in the northwoods, one of those hectic stretches of time where you look at your calendar and think, I just need to make it to such-and-such day.  Once again I didn’t have a lot of time to brew my blog post, instead I trusted that with a week like this,…

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Hot Toddies from Almost an Island

December 7, 2018

I’ve been excited to sit down and write this blog today, which is odd because I really don’t know that I have anything cohesive to say…mostly just tidbits that have been occurring to me throughout the week, so let’s see where this one goes. I wrote last week about the Advent of Christmas, and despite the…

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Advent from Almost an Island

November 28, 2018

Advent is defined as the arrival of a notable person, thing or event; derivative of the Latin word for ‘coming’.  No matter what time of year, one is always experiencing the advent of something in the northwoods: the first call of the loon heralding spring, the surprise of the first orange leaf appearing in the…

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Hunting and Gathering from Almost an Island

November 17, 2018

True Confession.  I started writing this blog post days ago, abandoning it several times.  It started with the vague idea that I describe the art of acquiring groceries, which to be fair is one of the most common questions asked while showing property.  As potential buyers gaze upon the lakes and forests, at some point…

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