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The re-greening of southern Wisconsin

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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:15 am

                It’s amazing how things have greened up in the areas in southern Wisconsin that have received rain in the past month. In mid-July the situation looked pretty dire – but after an inch of rain here and a half-inch there, things started to come back. The soybeans look relatively good despite the lack of early-summer moisture and even some of the corn recovered. Most pastures are green and growing. I’ve been to Lafayette and Green counties in recent days, however, and the rain was too little too late for some crops in those far southern-tier counties. Farmers have been salvaging the corn for silage for two or three weeks. The rain might have returned but the long-term effects of the drought of 2012 are far from over.

                My wife and I and two friends attended the American Players Theatre performance of “The Admirable Crichton” on Aug. 24. APT is an outdoor classical theatre that has been operating near Spring Green since 1979. The seating bowl and stage are set on top of a hill under the stars. The night we attended was a perfect summer evening – temperatures in the lower 70s with a light breeze. Because of the lack of moisture early in the summer the mosquitoes haven’t even been a problem at APT this year. The Admirable Crichton is a play that brought back memories of the slapstick comedy of Gilligan’s Island. A family goes on a cruise only to get shipwrecked, and the family’s butler ends up being the hero. When they eventually get rescued, the butler has to go back to being a butler again. As are so many of the APT performances, it was flawlessly delivered by the professional acting company. APT basically offers New York-level theater performances in a rural Wisconsin setting. I would highly recommend it – the performance schedule runs through Oct. 21, so there’s still plenty of time to take in a performance!

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