Bio for new readers of my Blog. John and Rena live in Manitoba in the winter near the shore of Lake Manitoba where John grew upon a farm. I (John) am the writer of the blog. These are a few of the highlights of the things we do in the winter. My Brother and I are 3rd generation commercial fisherman on Lake Manitoba, catching walleye,perch,pike and suckers for market. It is not the easiest place to work but is just something ingrained in us. So when I refer to “The Lake”, it is Lake Manitoba. Hockey is also a big part of our lives and I coach our youngest daughter Maija on a co-ed contact bantam hockey team.
Winter is setting here in the North. Temperatures have just began to go below -20C every night, but up until now the temps went from low to high with high winds alternating from the North and the South. Some days have been well above freezing up here recently which is out of the ordinary for late November. Luckily the ice in our area froze nice and smooth, and we have a couple of islands a couple miles off shore that help anchor the ice. The big part of the lake was froze 3-4 miles out but recently during the high winds it has since piled up out there somewhere. We can see mountains of ice on the horizon.
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