January can be our best month for lake ice so thick you can stand on it. The first month of the year we often have sub-zero temperatures, down to -20C. The lake surfaces become ice over a foot thick. Experts say the ice must be at least 4″/10cm before it is safe to walk on. […]Read more
New Lake Monona Ice Fishing Village
The daytime fishing village was beginning to close as I drove home near sunset. When I’d dashed off on my errand there had been three times as many fishing tents on the ice. Next time I’ll catch it at full occupancy! How can I call myself a Midwestern woman when I’ve only fished through ice […]Read more
Who Makes Winter Fun?
While South America is enjoying the end of summer, it’s a cold month in the northern US. Mother Nature is reminding us what winter is like in Wisconsin in February. Winter means snow. Winter means Snow Days – when school’s closed! The party begins when the snow reaches your shins and shuts down the city. […]Read more