Thursday, September 24, 2009

more trees today

don wanted to check out his hunting spot. this is LAKE TETAGOTIC (pronunciation is ???). it's REALLY FULL of wild rice this year - maybe because the water level is down. don had the idea that "it can't possibly be entirely covered"...and that we should canoe to the middle. guess's ENTIRELY covered! luckily our canoe doesn't require much water to glide along the surface.

we proceeded to dry land (where he hunts). he walked to his hunting area...and i set down on a birch to read, "BEES IN AMERICA - how the honey bee shaped a nation".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

days 2 & 3

road trip to duluth. we have a tradition: eggrolls and eggdrop soup at our favourite vietnamese restaurant....and don has a cashew turtle from the candy store across the way. we spend 1/2 an hour at the DULUTH PACK store....dreaming of bags that we MIGHT need when we camp. don bought an extra blade for his saw....guess you want one of those, in case.

biking and hiking today. enjoying the dry, warm day (70's). enjoying the start of the COLOUR CHANGE.

Monday, September 21, 2009

off the bow

we got up fairly early this morning and hit the water. don's been ACHING to fish. we did the whole length of LAKE OWEN (cable, wisconsin). he fished and i read one of three of my new BEE BOOKS. "increase essentials". i'm determined to "fill up" those empty spots in the bee house this spring. i'm surprised to learn so many ways to increase colonies.

we caught a few little fishies - took their picture and threw them back.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

i registered! the site is ALMOST ready to load.

RYDER or rider?

Ryder and daddy - picking strawberries. I didn't put him there - he does this by himself! For some reason, he likes to climb aboard....