Tag Archives: winter activities

Don’t let that snow get away! Preserving snow crystals is easy (or so I was told).

Snowflake photo

  I live for snow. I am not a skier, I just love walking in the stuff, sitting outside with a book and tea in the white, and taking far too many photos of things poking up through the snow, draped in snow, casting shadows on the snow… (Oh, if you are here just for […]

Five ways to have fun outdoors with no snow, iffy ice, and freezing temps

Black bread butter, strawberry jam, and hot chaga chai, simple and soul-satisfying.

I avert my eyes from the brown and barren ground, and reluctantly stay off the very unsafe ice at some of my favorite ice walks. This is not a winter filled with powdery snow angels, hours spent crossing a flat frozen lake, or weekends hanging out at the fish shacks. Tempting though it is to […]

Wait, don’t throw out the babies! Or, sautéed fish roe is mighty fine

Uncooked yellow perch roe. They remind me of piglet from Winne-the-pooh

The ice is still safe–it was twenty-two inches at Long Pond yesterday–but I hear a suspicious dripping sound coming from the trees behind the house. This time of change is when many fish are laden with eggs, or roe. Yellow perch roe sacs can be up to five inches in length, their smaller cousins, white […]

Mrs. Peel goes rabbit hunting, or, learning how to pull the trigger

Dawn and Jack with Steve Correy

When my husband asked if I wanted to go rabbit hunting with him I said yes, not because I wanted to kill a rabbit, but because it was a sunny weekend day and I wanted to spend the morning walking in the woods. If we came home with a rabbit for the pot, that would […]