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Cory Ritterbusch
Works at Badger Hill Farms
Attends National Wildfire Coordination Group
Lives in Shullsburg, WI
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I recently had the honor of unveiling a new U.S. Postage Stamp. One of many events that I was a part of in April for the Sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. 
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Here is the full interview I did with SCOUT Magazine: 
  #nativeplants   #ecologicalrestoration   #landscapedesign   #hermanpepoon   #galenaillinois   #shullsburg  
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Fantastic interview, Cory. Congrats. Terrifically explained so the gen. public will have a better understanding.  :  )
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SCOUT Magazine interviewed me for a story. It was quite nice to talk with them.
I will try to post it in its entirety when it becomes available:
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Kudos, brother. You deserve the attention.
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Still cold here in Wisconsin. Have to utilize the smoker hut still.

Smoked a nice Roast, two T-Bones and two Porthouse steaks today. 
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It was built by a combination of different things I saw here: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/cold_weather_grilling_and_smoking.html
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The Grand Daddy of all seed catalogs arrived today. Thanks +Seed Savers Exchange 

#SeedSavers   #heirloom  
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You bet +S. Holland. It starts to get tough in March and April. I have some big plans this year, so I cant wait.
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Took my son along with an archaeologist yesterday. We looked at some Indian burial mounds I found. Plus, we found this ancient Indian rock shelter. Native American lived in here during the winter months for thousands of years.  
#GalenaIL   #Archaeology  
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+Sharon Holland These are on a combination of private and public land. Yes, our local archaeology is super interesting. 
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Plant photography season started today. Caught a few of the earliest emergers. 

#plantphotography  
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+Cory Ritterbusch that's a tough one..unless you get very close and zoom in.
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I believe this is the earliest I have ever tilled my garden. Lack of rain here in Wisconsin made it possible on April 6. Now I can get going with some early stuff.
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Thanks for all of your comments. Although were not California. I always feel that spring moisture serves as an indicator for the rest of the year. I hope that is not the case this year. 
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Rehearsals have been ongoing for a play that I will be in this April. It is called Peace in Union, and celebrates the painting of the same name. Peace in Union depicts the ending of the Civil War with Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Grant 150 years ago this April. 
The City of Galena Illinois owns the famous Thomas Nast painting and the play will be performed 7 times this April at Galena's Turner Hall. The play ends in a tableau of the painting.
I portray General Custer and my usual General, John Corson Smith. My first foray into theater however. 
#galenaillinois   #peaceinunion  
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At your command my General! Knock em dead!
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Here's an old blog post that talks about today's specialness (Lincoln-Darwin Day). 

#darwinday   #CharlesDarwin   #abrahamlincoln  
Land Stewardship and Ecological Restoration in Northwest Illinois & Southwest Wisconsin
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An historic night for Bob Dylan Friday night. Performances by rocks top acts were planned and were anticipated for months. But who expected a 30 minute speech by Mr. Dylan himself? No one. 

Early in the night it was tweeted that Dylan "looked like he wanted to bite someone." By the end of the night he would. One being Merle Haggard. 

Following the performances Dylan gave a 30 minute speech for the ages. A blend of sincere thank you's to the people who helped Bob along the way, some eloquent descriptions of songs and the times that created them and ripped on the pop-music elements including the songwriters responsible for them. 

He criticized and praised equally. Displayed a fire in his belly still ablaze. His imagery strong. His study of music's past as diligent as ever. His focus intense and his charisma present. 

I am very proud of Bob as he continues to carry the torch for an era that ended two generations ago. Now, he has chosen to make people notice. 

#bobdylan   #musicares  
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Bravo! Allah willing and the creek don't rise :-) 
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Education
  • National Wildfire Coordination Group
    Prescription Fire, 1998 - present
  • Crystal Lake South High School
    1991 - 1994
  • Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum
    Leadership, 2010
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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 31
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Redefining the Rural Midwest
Introduction
After avoiding social medias for years, I joined forces with Google in 2011 when they launched Google Plus. I feel it is the superior platform for my needs.  

I am rooted in Quincy IL but grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2002, I retreated to the rural Midwest. Today I split time between Galena, IL and Shullsburg, WI. Mostly, I am a restoration ecologist at my business Prairie Works, Inc., but also dabble into farming, writing and volunteerism. I am married and have two sons, Paul and Mark. 

Lucky to have passion careers, I have many interests and hobbies, which occasionally side track me. Including: Local History (Upper Midwest), canoeing, baseball history, antiques, meat smoking, Midwest travel, folk art, photography, genealogy, historic preservation, German-American culture, bibliophilia, Case/Ingersoll tractors, socializing and minimalism.  I am expert on the music and life of Bob Dylan. I also enjoy roots and pre-1980 music and a few current artists. I don’t support big box stores or chains, don’t watch TV, do some hunting and fishing, display random acts of kindness and I occasionally portray Civil War General John Corson Smith. 

Mainly this page will serve as a cloud based backup for my pictures, which I will keep organized here. My friends and family will be able to view and download as long as they have a gmail address. It will also double as a cyber diary to remind me of when things happened. 
Work
Occupation
Restoration Ecologist
Skills
Ecosytems Restoration (Midwest), Rx Fire, Plant Identification, Land Management, Planning, Land History, Historical Research, Etc.
Employment
  • Badger Hill Farms
    Organic Farmer, 2008 - present
    Custom grower
  • Prairie Works, Inc.
    Restoration Ecologist & Rx Fire Specialist, 2006 - present
    www.prairieworksinc.com
  • Pizzo & Associates
    Ecologist, 2001 - 2005
  • Club Colors, Inc.
    1994 - 2001
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Shullsburg, WI
Previously
Crystal Lake, IL - Galena, IL - Paw Paw, IL
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Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Work
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P.O. Box 6623 Galena, IL 61036