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
I think my favorite family of flowering plants has to be the Heath Family, because of it's diverse plant types, useful fruits and generally small but beautiful flowers. The Latin name for this family is Ericaceae, which is derived from the Greek ereike, which means, loosely "heather". Members of the Heath Family can be found … Continue reading The Perfect Flower Family
I found a patch of giant dandelions behind my workplace yesterday so I picked some, with the intention of experimenting with various ways to use the plant. I perused a few recipes and came up with this one for breakfast this morning. Fry 2 strips of bacon, remove all but 1 tsp grease. Lightly sauté … Continue reading Egg Scramble with Dandelion Greens, Ramps and Bacon
Adeline, Annie and I ventured down to the St. Croix River at Raspberry Landing to take a walk in the forest. We took a lot of pictures.
I encountered a couple of Turkey Vultures cleaning up an old deer carcass in a farm field near Cushing WI the other day. All part of the Circle of Life!