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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, it is that time again.The onslaught of the "Hunting Widows!"Every year the men spend  money on hunting.Every year rhe ladies get even.Most look forward to the men being gone for 3-4 days or more. A friend has his wife go with him when he shops.  Not that he wants her to, but she  Tally's uphis spending and then allows that much for herself to spend. Although from what i have seen, the ladies win our. One more issue is that they  increase in ladies hunting has turned this old tradition upside done.But I have found when they are joining you it is much easier to spend on things you don't always need just want!    
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Minnesota Deer Hunter.Like many hunters all over country, they are put down for their activity.Very much like a neighbor of mine...that is until one night last year.There was a knock at my door.  An elderly lady form down the road was at my door.It was late.She needed help, she had hit a deer. I was able to get her car to her home.I was told that this was the second car and accident in the last 3 weeks. "Are you hunting this year?"  I replied that I was.GOOD!  I want you to shoot every deer that you see.   I am tired of dodging all these deer! About a week ago, I saw this wonderful lady again.   She told me she still didn't care for hunting, but realizes that it is needed to help control the deer population.She  wished me a safe hunt.  Again, those of you hunting, please be careful and ...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Yes, all around the country it is some sort of hunting season.This weekend it is Minnesota's time.The dreams are of not only seeing a deer but being able to harvest one. I know that there are many who do not believe in hunting, but it is a way of life for years and years.For some families it still is. Check my next blog about a neighbor who hated huntiing., At any rate, PLEASE be careful!   
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Yes, winter is knocking at our door.You just planted some trees t his fall.Now you are worried about  them surviving. Well, per my tree farm expert, now is a great time to plant.Make sure you dig the whole 1  1/2 times the size of the root ball on the tree.Water the hole heavily, at least 5 gallons.Put the tree in and fill the hole with fresh nutrient filled dirt.Pack it firmly.Stake the trees so they stay straight.  Water heavily until the ground freezes. I did that with these 26-30 arborvitae's 2 years ago and all survived.Advice was golden!  
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Yes, winter is soon upon us and there is a lot to do.For me I believe it will hit us really soon.The animals have been packing away the food.Look at this little guy he can't get anymore in his cheeks to take back to his lair. Other animals are packing on the calories.  Bears will be in hibernation in a very short time.Deer are bulking up for the winter snow when food can sometimes be scarce. So, are you getting ready for winter... Or are you just playing couch potato?    
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
I am not sure if this was coming down or going up.When I walked in I had been forewarned that they owner was remodeling.Well,  there was certainly a mess that looked like some kind of upgrade was thought about...Just not how to accomplish it. The first thing  I told the seller was..."You need a PROFESSIONAL to finish this!"    
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
I am sure most of us has heard of the joke about a Priest, a Minister and a RabiThe walked into a bar.It always has some kind of connotation of the three.Well, I find that pictures can change the meaning of the words.Take a look and tell me if you agree.        
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
 Well, this is a first.I wrote this last night and put it in draft's.This morning, NOW!, the text had disappeared.Normally when this happens the pictures also disappeared, but today only the text.The only thing I can come up with is that the Gremlins of AR don't like pumpkins!       
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, fear has become the high point of Halloween.I remember when weas one when I was young, but nothing like It  today.Now days people spend $25 to $50 to be scared.I will save my money for something more tangable.Something like a nice dinner for my wife and I 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
 Woke up this morning  and started thinking about the weekend.After all today is Friday and so far my weekend is on the quiet side.Then my wife drops the Bomb! "My Dear, today is Thursday!"  Darn it.  She is such a party pooper at times.   But she is also right.Time to get back to work!  
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well I am not sure if it is the kiddies or the grown up that enjoy this day more.The haunted houses and hayrides are all over.For the little ones there is trick or treat time.The if you are lucky and your babysitter isn't out on the town,you may get to step out also. What ever happens...keep safe!   
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Winter hopefully is still a few weeks away.But, never to soon to get ready.Today I got the tractor ready to roll.I use it for piling the snow when we get a lot.I also make trails into the woods so I can get my wood out.It looks cold I know.  I remember when I did this, it was about 15 below. A tractor is a handy thing to have when you are living in a rural setting.  
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Most stores has some form of music.It seems to be a debated topic for many.The store I frequent so often has some loud headbanging music playing.I get what I want and leave.  If I shopped longer I would buy more.I don't want to hear the elevator music either. But what ever you play...Keep it so you don't have to yell at your shopping companions! I often thought what about some soft running water. My wife said because the Restrooms would be full all the time!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
For the second year in a row, the Dodgers made it to the World Series.The predictions are out and many are picking the dodgers to win in 7.As I see it, their thinking is flawed.With the Sox having the best record in baseball this year, and a very stable pitching staff I see the Red Sox winning.Sticking my neck out...Sox win in 6! 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Yes, people are funny.One of the biggest hobbies of the human species is to complain.And, the weather is one of the biggest subjects.Right now with temps about normal, people are complaining about it being cold for this time of the year.In reality, our average temperature is a few degrees warmer than 25 years ago.But, that is one of our faults...our short term memory is flawed as we think we remember  but we don't.But, if we did have the weather to complain about...we would have nothing in common to talk about! This is today...This could be tomorrow!
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Well, here in Minnesota the weather has been unseasonably Cold.In fact, it snowed today, real hard for a short time.You should have heard the moans.The ground is still war and snow will not sty, but people whined.I think many people had this thought on their minds...    
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
I wrote a blog about going trick or drinking.Normally this is done walking from house to house.  (No driving)Now, depending on how many homes you get to depends on how you will feelwhen you get home.The fresh air will do you good, but is not a cure all.Example below.     
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Now is the time to transplant your fall tree selection.Remember the ones I told you to go mark.The ones that have the fall color you like.Ok...Find your location  and make sure there are not electrical wires in the  area.Best to have someone come out and locate first.  Then, dig your hole  1 and 1/2  times larger than the ball of dirt that is on the tree.You may want to use some other soil depending on the soil that is from the hole.Adding some fertilizer is a good idea.Soak the hole down with water.Put the tree in the hole so that it is at the same level of the ground you dug it  up from.Make sure you pack the dirt firmly.Water heavily.Use 3-4 ropes tied to stakes to hold the tree firmly in place.Keep the tree watered until it freezes. ( in colder climates.) Come spring be ready to kee...
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Halloween isin the shadows.In a short 10 days or so, the goblins will be out in  force.There will be funny, scarry and all the inbetween.There will be famous and the not so famous.But for the most part those that participate will enjoy the night. Please watch out for the kiddies... 
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By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
In my opinion security is very important now days. We have so many ways we can be taken advantage of. Some ways are violent, some almost un-noticeable. Making sure what we use is reliable and always on the ball. We need to be vigilant in this. Some countries have a much more reliable source to go by Like the one below...     
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