Monday, September 10, 2012

The Long-Hot Summer

The Summer of 2012, for most of the U.S., was extremely hot and dry.  Wisconsin was no exception. We watered our trees and shrubs using a root feeder and kept the flower beds and vegetable garden watered but not the lawn. Our grass was totally brown except for the weeds. If it wasn’t so hot, we could have used the opportunity to spray them with lawn weed killer while they were easy to spot.

We had big plans this summer with the grandsons.  Unfortunately the heat and my shoulder injuries curtailed our plans.  So we hunkered down in the AC for the most part. The boys did go outside in the evenings to play ball or ride their bikes up and down the street.

We did take the boys fishing at Clear Lake in Milton, though.  Javie had been fishing once but Sergie had not.  We had them make a few practice casts in the front yard, then packed up the van with poles and tackle and made a stop at Kwik Trip for $4.00 baby worms.

We chose Clear Lake because we remembered that, years ago, we had good luck when we brought our young nephews there to fish.  We were not disappointed.  The boys caught so many teeny, tiny sunfish, perch and bass that we could hardly keep up removing the hooks and baiting the hooks. (That would be Tom).  P1030741P1030743

Now that the weather has cooled, the boys are back in school.

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