Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Welcome Trader Joe's, just in time for Thanksgiving

Brookfield, Development, Food, Living well on less $

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A peach of a year... literally!

Just for fun!, Gardening, Food, Living well on less $, Weather

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Genetic engineering gone awry? Take a look; it's funny!

Food, Gardening, Just for fun!

If you have ever grown a vegetable garden, you know that sometimes the carrots or potatoes grow in some unusual shapes. I have harvested anatomically correct boy carrots or potatoes that looked like aliens. But I have never encountered produce that resembled the female form. That is until now.

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It's Puffball mushroom season again

Food, Gardening, Just for fun!, Nature

There was a buzz of excitement amongst the adults in my aunt and uncle's Brookfield home, as they laid their treasures on the kitchen counter. The grownups had just returned from a mushroom hunting expedition at Kinsey Park and the 2 neighboring homes and had struck pay dirt.

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Food fight!

Food, Just for fun!


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Some food labels to state country of origin

Food, Legislation Food now gets label of origin

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