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This time of year reminds me of my days in Germany. The first cold snap meant beer fests all over the place. I added a deck three years ago and the wife and all our friends have been taking advantage of it.

Brats are already grilled in the crock pot marinading in onions and beer.

My wife always has the dilemma of picking purple or yellow?

Len Harris blogs from the "Heart" of Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Len's passion is small stream trout fishing with every legal means possible. When trout season is closed he writes and takes photos. He even dabbles in a little cooking. Read more of Lenís writing on his blog at

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