Up until my daughter was born 16 months ago a common site on my homestead, during the summer, was a couple of pigs in a pen. These pigs were raised strictly for meat, for me as well as extended family and friends. I would pick them up in the spring and feed them grain and … Continue reading Lessons Learned From Raising Pigs
Are you suffering from some winter blues? I know I am right about now. It seems that my world has been whitewashed or someone put a Instagram filter labeled “miserable” on everything I see. If you feel the same way I may have a solution to put some green back into your life. About this … Continue reading A Little Green To Lift The Winter Blues
If you’re from Maine then you probably do not eat a lot of Yellow Perch. This is because Maine has a cousin of the yellow perch named somewhat ironically the white perch. This species of perch (white) is deemed far better table fair by most people in the state. While I do enjoy white perch, … Continue reading Perch Tacos
The line wrapped around the sonar unit and bit in, the euphoric feeling I had moments ago vanished and in crept a new emotion, despair. Meanwhile the fish kept pulling line from my reel, the pings that line made under pressure will be forever ingrained in my memory. Today I awoke to the sun which … Continue reading Laker Love
I tell a fishermans tale about one of the only fishing experiences I had in the military.
This blog talks about the term icing, pickerel behavior during the winter, and a simple way to prepare an underappreciated fish.
After getting skunked twice I decided it was time for some tried and true kayak bass fishing on the Spectacle Ponds
One of the things I can vividly remember from my experiences over seas are the sunsets and sunrises. The irony of beauty in war or something like that.
My quest for beauty is fulfilled and my sense of wonder renewed with an at the buzzer river born brown trout.
If you have come under the impression that I am a trout expert, I apologize for misleading you. The name thecrustytrout came about because I have been lured by the mystique of trout since childhood, and am just now fulfilling my dream of angling for them. I just wrote a blog post about my first … Continue reading Lessons Learned