This story is part of Wisconsin Life’s Food Traditions series. Katherine Denomie lives on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin, but she’s originally from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald returns to one of our locations from the first season, the Toy Train Barn in Argyle. Owners Buck and Jan Guthrie transformed their bright orange barn into a must-see destination for train enthusiasts of all ages.
You’ll find Dylan Jennings out in the woods in all seasons. Hunting and gathering the way his ancestors did centuries before him. He speaks of nature being a powerful place and it’s this sense of place that has grounded Jennings.
White corn has long played a central role in the traditions of the Oneida Nation. In recent years, people living near Green Bay have begun to reclaim it. Tribal member Laura Manthe and the Oneida White Corn Growers Group have spent the past three years collecting seeds and planting, harvesting and breeding the heirloom crop.
Take a late summer drive on State Road 85 in Eau Claire County and odds are one of nature’s most colorful creations will be on display. A field of yellow sunflowers sits on a patch of farmland next to the road.
While bow hunters have been in search of deer in Wisconsin’s woods for months, the state’s gun deer season kicks off this weekend. For some people, hunting is more than bagging a buck.