Category Archives: Ice fishing

Ice fishing with college students who help shape our outdoors

Taylor Follette and a 16" smallmouth bass

Before she went back to Unity College for the new semester Taylor and I made plans for a weekend of ice fishing, home cooked food and hanging out. She arrived home Saturday morning with Rebecca Zirlin, Grainne Dougherty and Connor Shaw. They unloaded the truck, changed into warm clothes and loaded the truck. Steve left […]

After the ice storm

This is what my corner of northern Washington County looks like after the ice storm, and before yesterday’s snowfall. These are the most recent photos I have. We lost WiFi during the storm so I’m using the limited service on cell phone’s hotspot. It’s going to be a while before the ice melts from the […]

BOW: Winter Skills Weekend

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

I woke up at Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center on Lake Christopher this morning. I’m at Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’s Winter Skills weekend. I arrived yesterday. There are women from six or seven states here for the weekend. My workshop this morning is skeet shooting.  I want to improve my shooting skills and try […]

You Can Take the Girl Out of the Woods

You can take the girl out of the woods when she moves to Boston but you can’t take the love of the outdoors out of my  girl. It started in December when we gave Kristin and Matt their non-resident fishing licenses for Christmas. Kristin is our oldest daughter. She’s engaged to Matt. Kristin hasn’t been […]

Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs with Joey, Zachary and Kaylee

Jaime and Kaylee ice fishing with a pole.

Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) is a program I’ve been involved with for a short time. I became a certified instructor last year through Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. I grew up fishing and so did my kids. With my own kids grown and flown, it’s time to share my love of fishing […]

Let’s Talk About Birds

This is my daughter Taylor. She’s a wildlife bio major in college, and was very excited to have the opportunity to handle Kahn, an immature goshawk that belongs to Dennis Kerekes. Dennis is training Kahn to hunt. I’m looking forward to the time I’ll be spending with Dennis and Kahn; Dennis is a patient teacher […]