The weekend before last we went ice fishing our Junior Forest Wardens club. Now, ice fishing isn’t really my thing. I don’t mind fishing when I can lay back, read a book, and feel the warm sun on my face. That experience just doesn’t translate as well in a foot of snow. But that’s just me.
It’s not bad when we go with the JFW, though, because there are a half dozen other moms standing around feeling the same thing I am. So, we get to
complain talk with each other.
This is the guys clearing snow for Adrian’s outfitter’s tent.
Here it is set up. One of the dad’s is making kindling for the wood burning stove there on the right.
This is after they lit the stove and drilled a hole to fish in. Nice lake, heh? Needless to say they had to make some readjustments.
Meanwhile, the kids were outside enjoying the fishing.
It was cold. About -20 C. But the sun was shining and the company was great.
Ahhhh. After finally shovelling enough snow into the tent so as to get rid of the mini lake they were able to enjoy fishing in a little warmth.
We used the stove to heat water for hot chocolate and to cook our lunch.
No. I don’t love ice fishing, but I can handle once a year with a great group of people.