Largemouth Bass have long been considered a prized catch for sport anglers, growing to a large size and putting up a good hearty fight when hooked. Millions of dollars are spent each year on specialized equipment to help seek the fish out and on fishing tournaments specifically geared to Largemouths. I have never been one … Continue reading Largemouth Bass: Keeping the Small Ones
The weather this summer has made for weird and confusing timing for the wild harvest in Northwest Wisconsin. Normally, we would have started picking blueberries on the barrens a week or so ago, but in my neck of the woods they are just beginning to ripen. I have not found any ripe ones yet, but … Continue reading Wild Harvest Season: Unusual Timing
Of the hundreds of wildflowers found in this area, there are only a handful of orange-flowered ones. I saw four of them today on a quick drive through Crex. The only one I did not find today was Michigan Lily. Butterfly Milkweed. One of the hosts of the Monarch caterpillar. Orange Hawkweed, an introduced and … Continue reading Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?
When I think of wild rice recipes, I usually think of fall dishes. But wild rice is a versatile base for many different flavors. My cousin likes to eat it plain with some maple syrup and butter for breakfast. I have made many different wild rice dishes, such as Wild Rice and Venison Meatloaf with … Continue reading Summer Wild Rice
I recently acquired a fishing boat, and a new vehicle to pull it. After spending a couple hours installing the trailer hitch on Saturday (yes, by myself - girl power!), I took my fishing partner out to a nearby lake to catch us a mess of panfish. We found a great spot where mostly keepers … Continue reading Fishing fun!
There are a lot of ways to cook a chicken, but I think this is the best way for amazing flavor and juicy tenderness. Start with a cut up chicken and a hot grill with the coals covering one half of the grill. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then place on grill … Continue reading Dutch Oven Chicken on the Grill
In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~Aldo Leopold