intended to help you to find just the right place for you and your family
to relax and have fun on your vacation while experiencing the natural
beauty that the North Country has to offer. Whatever
you seek, I hope that you can find it here, On The Lake.
So as I sat serene -- back
at home -- in the afternoon sun, my mind drifted to one particular
morning on our most recent trip, and an ancient outcrop of granite
on which we had enjoyed numerous, previous breakfasts over past
years... the most recent on our return trip during the first week
of this September...Read
Your Own Beer!
Sometimes -- especially here in the Midwest
-- winters can be long; sometimes they can be extra cold; sometimes
they can be super-snowy; sometimes they can be downright obnoxious.
This particular winter (2013-2014) was in fact one that fell
into the category of "all of the above" and, toward the
end of February, I needed a distraction. I think Heidi sensed
that, as suddenly what appeared was a "Mr.
kit to make home brew. I had always wanted to try making my
own beer but always thought...
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Nagurski and the Northwoods Connection
Suddenly, right before my eyes was a little
gem that I had never expected to find: pre-game activities at Super
Bowl XVIII (Tampa, Florida in 1984) paid tribute to George Halas,
former coach of the Chicago Bears. There would not even have
been an NFL without Halas. More of interest though, was the
fact that the coin-toss that year was accomplished by none other
than Bronko Nagurski, an all-time legend in Bears history (he played
for Halas) and football in general. Several things instantly
happened within my mind...Read
by R. Karl - Look for the "Recommended
by" banner on special pages! Here, R. Karl will provide
links to his favorite equipment and products referenced in his articles!
Freshwater Game Fish: Northern, Walleye, Bass and Bluegill
is now available at
Amazon.com! Everything you need to know: proper equipment,
step-by-step instructions – including exactly how to remove those
pesky “y-bones” from northern pike – and includes a special chapter
on how to remove the skin and wrap/prepare your catch prior to freezing.
Complete with easy-to-follow instructions
and Illustrated with actual full-color photographs of the process,
this book is a must-have addition to any serious angler’s collection.
As a downloadable e-book, anyone can easily bring this information
along with them and have it available in the fish house for immediate
Recipe for Pickled Green Beans
We love this
recipe so much that we always try to plant a second crop of beans
– right around the 1st week of July – late September/early October
brings enough beans to double this recipe. That way, we can enjoy
them all winter! They're great for martinis, Bloody Marys or Tuna
Nicoise Salad! (10/26)
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