We're not homesteders as such, but we do live a simple life that is in touch with the cycle of work and rest is evident throughout nature. Our approach to living, based largely on the reduction of wants and a mostly non-monetary return from our organic horticulture, bee keeping and other sorts of labor. Were living the good life along the Mississippi river valley in north eastern Iowa.
A stealthy approach to the stream is key when fishing gin clear, spring fed trout streams of North East Iowa. Take some time and watch what the trout are up to and make that first cast count.
With that said, I didn't have it. But, none the less I gave it a try Friday after school. Not a bad way to whined down.
As the sun set the temps dropping to 26* F.
No fish but I stopped by the salad bar.
Watercress is an aquatic plant found in the spring fed streams of the driftless region. It is often overlooked, by many. This close cousin of mustard and other greens is a great food source in the spring, when other greens have stopped growing.
Under overcast skies I could see Bellevue just miles away across the Mississippi River in the lower portion of the driftless river valley. Blanding Landing is a federal park located just across the upper pool at lock and dam 12 and about 13 miles south of Galena.
I made the drive across to the Illinois side to hang out with Ronbo and his awesome daughter.
Ron and I taught together 17 years ago. With the girls off to Washington DC for the women's march, we decided to get together to catch up .
Returning to the house. We drove by the beautiful spillway of lake Galena.
We got a few games of cribbage in before our supper.