Hippo and Al Report Card: D minus

Ritten by Al (a bird) becuz Hippo is wollowing Lissin up everywun, this is your chanse to hear the strate dope from me, Al – things you will never hear from Hippo. You may not remember this, but every new moon, we get evaluated by the counsil of animals. Yes, we got a D...

Dinner and Dancing at Tricklebee

What fun Al and I had posing for photos with our friends at Tricklebee Café! They really liked us! The kids picked me up and danced with me! They even kissed me! I’m sure they would have kissed Al too, but, up on my head, he was too high to reach. The food was...

Braise

Written by Hippo (a hippopotamus) and Al (a bird) As the premier farm-to-table restaurant in Milwaukee, a culinary school, a restaurant supported agriculture business, and a home delivery service, Braise is a keystone player in the local food community. “Have I mentioned, Al, that hippos are a keystone species? We are, in fact, known...

The Beevangelists

Written by Hippo (a hippopotamus) and Al (a bird), but mostly by Al “Hippo!” said Al as he landed upon my head. “I’ve met someone!” “Yeah?” I said, thoughts of a love story filling my head. “I met Charlie Koenen, the beevangelist, on a rooftop! He spreads the gospel of the bees in and...

Meuer Farm

Written by Hippo (a hippopotamus) and Al (a bird) “Hippo!” exclaimed Al. “Look at this! David and Leslie Meuer won the Leopold Conservation Award for Meuer Farm! Remember Aldo Leopold?” “How could I forget?” I replied. “He wrote The Sand County Almanac where we learned about the land ethic.” Ethics direct all members of...

Al got locked in canola factory

Al gets locked in the canola factory

Ever since Al and I visited the supermarket and saw all the bottles of vegetable oil, standing in neat row after neat row upon the shelves, we knew this was a commodity of great importance in the world of humans. It must have something to do with the heart, we surmised, because of the...

Tricklebee Cafe

by Hippo (a hippopotamus) with help from Al (a bird) Tricklebee Café is a pay-what-you-can community café that offers healthy meals, food-service training, and spiritual nourishment. We are a ministry of the Moravian Church in America. After completing her twenty hours of community service at Tricklebee Café, Lakeya, a 17-year-old girl from a single-parent...