Author Archives: larryscheckel

The 1100 th Ask A Science Teacher Column

  The brain has forever been referred to as gray matter. Truth be told, the brain is pinkish fleshy in color. The very center of the brain is an off-white shade. The brain is very soft tissue having the consistency … Continue reading

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Lake Tomah

Update:  December 2022 saw a warming trend, and Lake Tomah was mostly ice free for several weeks. A cold snap refroze the Lake on December 18, 2022. Several ice shacks are up and a dozen or so tents set up … Continue reading

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Lake is ice-free

A sure sign that Spring is here, and Summer beckons, is when the ice goes out of Lake Tomah. It was April 4 this year. We live on Parkview Drive across the road from Butts Park and have a good … Continue reading

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Tulips are coming up

The tulips are coming up. Ann and I celebrated a 55+1 wedding anniversary at Taphouse Twenty (formerly Ground Round) last August. We requested “no gifts.” But one dear friend presented us with a small sack of 50 tulip bulbs, which … Continue reading

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Visit to Branson

We go to Branson, Missouri each year about the middle of November to take in the Christmas shows. It’s a magical place with a great concentration of musical talent. We have our favorites: Dixie Stampede, Daniel O’Donnell, Presley Family Jubilee, … Continue reading

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Cow and Calf

I write a weekly Q&A science column for local newspapers. A question was asked, “In a large herd of cows and calves, how does the mother cow know which one is her calf?” I harken back to my 1950s days … Continue reading

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Our New Book

            Our latest book has just come out with a publish release date of November 1, 2021. Country School Days: True Tales of a Wisconsin One-Room School  is an account of one-room schools in Crawford County with emphasis on Oak … Continue reading

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Walnuts on the Scheckel Farm

It’s been a busy week with a flu shot and delivering books on Wednesday, Thursday LYNXX-24 taping of a Halloween science segment of the Lab. Friday was a funeral in La Crosse. Friday afternoon was a long bike ride from … Continue reading

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The Harvest is Coming In

Weekly Blog Oct 13, 2021             Someone asked me why I wasn’t blogging anymore, to which I replied that “life got in the way.” I will blog every Wednesday from now on. At times it will concern what is going … Continue reading

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Busy in Tomah

The lilacs, that most fragrant of flowered bushes, are in full bloom. Paul’s Glory, a flowering plant given to use by niece, Jennie Zeitler, has come up on the north side of the house and is about 8 inches high. … Continue reading

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