The Ladies Page


| September/October 1962



Country Echoes

By MAE BABER, R.D.2, Brandon, Wisconsin

The summer will likely be well upon us before this column appears. It could be that the idea of fishing through the ice might appeal to you and help cool you off a bit.

Sometimes we are inclined to wonder about these new experiences we let ourselves in for. So often the opportunity for their enjoyment is near at hand and never have we availed ourselves of it.

So, when my husband said, 'You ought to go sturgeon fishing with me for a day', I took him up on it. This exchanging my spacious farm house for a fishing shanty for a day should help me to count my blessings.

A small gas burner is keeping us comfortable here. We have our lunch with us but there is barely light enough to do even this bit of writing. We are gazing, and gazing into a hole six feet long by two and a half feet wide. Down in the hole is a decoy made of an artificial fish and an ear of corn. Just what they are supposed to accomplish I am not sure.

We were told by Ray Ecker, the gentlemen who rents out these Homey Huts on Lake Winnebago, to move our decoy just a bit - very slowly.