Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fish dinner, dogsitting, and subzero days

We had another ice fishing adventure yesterday. A much more successful adventure, I might add.

We returned to the same lake, but set up shop in a different area. It was another pretty cold day of ice fishing. It was below zero when we set out down the trail and the temperature probably rose to about 10 degrees while we were out fishing.
Luckily, there was a handy area to set up a little fire so we could boil water for tea and cocoa and warm up hands. We didn't spend too much time by the fire though because we kept having to run out onto the ice to check our tip-ups. Not a bad problem to have and all those trips back and forth on the ice sure keep you nice and warm!

In the end, we brought home three lake trout, some of which will be dinner tonight.
Today's shaping up to be the first day of completely subzero temperatures this year. Looks like we'll have a high of about -4 F today. Happily, it's a sunny day which means the cabin stays nice and toasty with passive solar. The pine grosbeaks at the feeders don't seem to mind the cold at all.

I also have a companion today. This is Jack, the neighbor's dog, who I'm sitting, on and off, over the weekend.
So far, Jack is pretty underwhelmed by daily activities at Chateau du Bois et Mons. Sorry Jack, some of us work for living. After yesterday's adventure, today's excitement is limited to work, making slow cooker yogurt (this is an experiment), bringing the night's firewood and pretty soon, a trip to the mailbox.

9 comments:

  1. ooo! Let us know how the slow cooker yogurt turns out! I'd be interested in trying it !

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  2. How wonderfully fantastic! I don't know if Jack knows how good he has it. Your pictures are inspiring!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  3. excuse me, miss. WHERE ARE YOUR/ANDY'S GLOVES IN THAT FISH PHOTO?

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    ooh, yogurt!

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    1. Mittens were put back on promptly after the fish was taken care of. Fear not!

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  4. wow- those birds are GORGEOUS! I love your outdoorsy pictures!

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  5. Slow cooker yogurt? I'm intrigued. You must share that adventure later. :)

    You make ice fishing and sub-zero temperatures sound fun!

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    1. I'll be sure to share . . . once I've had better success with it!

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  6. I am so with Emily! Where are the gloves and even more tough Andy's new hat??? BTW, I posted one of my face potato recipes which goes well with trout. I have never had it with self fished trout though! Have a wonderful weekend and keep toasty!

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  7. your blog is so interesting! I can't even imagine being that cold...and ice fishing....wow!
    I love my birds too!

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