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Friday, 21 February 2014

WOW that's a FISH!

Paul went fishing yesterday and brought this beauty over for us to see.

It's a 26 inches long splake and weighs about 7.5 lbs.  A splake is a   hybrid of two fish species resulting from the crossing of a male brook trout and a female lake trout. Many deep water lakes around here are stocked with splake.

Paul suggested we put it in the freezer and have it next week when Carol and Don are here.  Thanks Paul; ice fishing does have its rewards, especially when your neighbours bring over their catch.

Today we are to get rain mixed with snow; not the best day for being outside. Looks like I will work inside on the window and door sills and Mary will do some quilting.

Another month and we should be seriously into the maple syrup production. Another job on my list is to build the fire pit for boiling the maple syrup over. I will use some left over durisol blocks for the construction and some old oven racks as grates. I'll post pictures once we get into the actual production.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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