This winter we tried something new: Ice Fishing!
Dad purchased all sorts of fancy equipment (because mom says he only likes expensive hobbies) to keep us warm, safe, and looking good out on those lakes, and it was worth every penny! Now, our family will be able to survive the rest of winter without going hungry… thanks mostly to grocery stores, but also because of dedicated fisherman, like us, who not only sacrifice hours of sleep, but also trade fuzzy, fleece bedsheets for middle-of-the-lake ice shanties, in order to provide fresh-but-frozen fish for the desolate dinner table.
It wasn’t fun at all. Like, I’m surprised I’m even smiling in the below pictures. Seriously, no fun was had. Not even when we stopped at Kwik Trip afterward for smoothies and delicious breakfast sandwiches. Just hard, physically & mentally challenging, thankless work because that’s the price of entry for manhood.