About Wester Avenue and me

We live on the east end of a one mile long gravel road called Wester Avenue in up north Wisconsin (up north is north of Hwy 29 to be specific). It’s misplaced on electronic mapping systems (I’ve tried to correct them) and easily passed by, by most people. It Ts into Castle on the east and Sunset Road on the west (those are pretty good road names, I mean ?Wester?). If it were a dead end it would have even less traffic, which would be a good thing for critters and you know I like animals.IMG_0122

I spend most of my days as a dog activity planner, horse feeder/rider, and cat cushion – most lately a cat motivator ie. let’s scratch only on the right spots and you get a treat, jump between perches equals cheering and treat.SmokeyjumpingOct2013 004

On the human company days I do part-time copy- editing /proofreading for The Star News, which entails sitting in a gray carpeted cubical reading without a cat (I think he’d like the walls).

I mostly was a registered dietitian /health care quality advisor /project facilitator, corporate-employed then self-employed then corporate and back and forth…who used to consult to long term care facilities and travel widely – pretty much all the time, but my enthusiasm waned.

Now I’m  being more local which includes: Flowers&peppersJuly2012 007Intensive gardener with  husband, I mostly do the fruit, landscapes with fruit trees and shrubs and other plants that have blooms and scent. I read all the time , do artwork in bursts and did my debut singing a song I made up Jan 2013 (roasting one of our horse club members) and playing guitar. I’m working on the words and smooth chord transitions for song/roast #2.

Most days I traverse Wester Avenue and it changes daily…little changes mostly. I like noticing them with my camera.Sunrise Dec 18,2011 001

Oh, and I write reality with some fiction to make the story better –  I’m from Irish stock. I used to be overly food/health conscious, I’m working to moderate that so I eat semi-sweet chocolate chips from the bag make apple crisp (I’m trying to use up an excessively large apple harvest) and ginger cookies (this year my tolerance of caffeine lessened –  interfering with some favorite habits), quit being strictly vegetarian, but still know how to cook and season dried beans and peas of all varieties,  and let my scale’s batteries go and stay dead.

Last year there was more color earlier, this is from Sept. 25th.

Last year there was more color earlier, this is from Sept. 25th.

To contact Jeanine; jrconsulting@tds.net or see facebook;Gentle Touch Dog Training

18 Responses to About Wester Avenue and me

  1. Lori says:

    Hi Jeanine! Thanks for following my blog, Dear Ms. Migraine.

  2. Renchick says:

    Nice blog! Some of my favorite recent photos were in Northern WI and the U.P. My friend is alo participating in NaNoWriMo this year…another Wisconsinite. If you are interested, her blog is http://www.xenogirl.com. There’s no such thing as too much support and encouragement, right? 🙂

  3. cricketmuse says:

    Sounds pleasant. Soothing views…

  4. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations Jeanine!

    I have nominated your blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

    See for the rules

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/beautiful-blogger-award-thanks-scottie27/

    And a happy 2013 for you and your blog!

  5. Thank you for visiting and liking Trade News in Brief, I hope to see you around. Bogdan

  6. Created ~ Create.it says:

    I want to live where there’s more plants and critters than people!!!

    • Yeah, I agree. There’s a family on down our road who feels that this gravel road has gotten too populated so they’re looking. Your recent trip to Switzerland seems like quite a different experience than where you live now. But sand, sun and sea has benefits.:)

  7. Hi Jeanine,
    Thanks for liking my story about Nyon. I just wanted to update you on our new site! http://www.wagthedoguk.com if your interested in more about dogs and Switzerland.
    Now I am going to enjoy your blog!

  8. Nachthawk says:

    hey thank you for following… the place you call home sounds like a lovely place… especially with those gravel roads… 🙂 greetings from the other side…

    • I do like it a bit less civilized and gravel roads help…thanks back at you.

      • Nachthawk says:

        I know what you mean – less civilized… we are sitting on top of eachother – especially in the center of Germany… so I am toying with the idea of Sweden – where I have lived 4 years in the 90′
        Amazing how everything seems to change with age… 🙂

      • You are so right…I used to just wait for group things, now, well some are fun. But I’m much more happy with less people, more space. Sweden…sounds interesting.

      • Nachthawk says:

        Less people is always good… Sweden is definitely on the board, just put in for a position in Holland… see how we go… came back to Germany in 2001 and after a short while – didn’t know why anymore…. if you catch my drift…

      • Good luck! 🙂

        On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Wester Avenue in rural northern Wiscons

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