Tag Archives: outdoor activities

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

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 […]

Why is it so warm when it’s so cold?

The thermometer reads nine degrees, but it feels rather warm out. This is the flip side of early October, when anything below fifty makes me shiver and go hunting for my gloves. I guess I have been hardened off, just like a tomato seedling in June venturing from the greenhouse to the big mysterious world […]