Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fishing with Sarah

One of the great joys in life is fishing with our children. This morning I had the pleasure of sharing a few hours on Little Wolf Lake with our oldest child, Sarah (age 14). The fishing was great. The conversation was better. We talked about our observations of the natural world around us. The loons that swam right up next to the boat. The fish and why they behave the way they do. The 150+ year old White Pine tree (one of the largest on our timberlands) recently scarred by lightning; and whether or not it was time to harvest that tree. How could I be so fortunate to have a daughter like Sarah and a natural environment like this in which to live and raise children?

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