The little pond at Copperas Cove city park is due to be stocked with trout on the Saturday the 17th of February. Lately my girls have been very interested in the idea of fishing, so this past weekend we stopped by for a little practice. Unfortunately we didn't catch anything, but I think the girls still had a fun time. That said, I am quite sure they'd enjoy it more if we catch something next time. So dad decided to do a little research.
My first stop was at the Texas department of Parks & Wildlife website, where I find a nice little pdf for beginning fishermen (I fished quite a bit as a kid, but am a bit rusty to be a really good teacher to my girls just now). Here's the link: https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_k0700_0639d.pdf
That does a pretty good job of covering all the basics.
The next concern I had was bait, so I checked out this video (also on the website):
That definitely gave me some good ideas.
Of course, since the pond is goin…
So last night I was really tempted to make myself a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. Not totally bad for me, but I knew that I had some better stuff in the fridge, and since I knew I'd probably write about what I ate, the veggies might be a better choice ... lol, this accountability thing might just work after all. :-)
This was just a simple "pasta" dish using zucchini squash in place of the pasta, and tomato, onion, spices and olive oil instead of sauce from a jar. I've cooked this dish before, both for myself and with a friend. It's been delicious every time. I suppose I could have just sliced up the zucchini, but a couple of months back I got on Amazon and ordered one of those Veggetti slicers that you may have seen on TV. It works pretty much as advertised. It took me just over a minute to turn a medium sized zucchini into a pile of "pasta" strands.
Here is the entire ingredient list: 1 zucchini squash ... spiral sliced 1/4 red…
I moved to Wichita Falls almost exactly two weeks ago to take a weather forecasting job at Sheppard AFB. I am renting a room on the south side of town. I try to go home as often as I can, but since the part of central Texas where my house is located is still 230 miles away it's not practical every weekend. So since I am here on a saturday I decided to check out the local environment. It turns out there's a nice park about a mile away from where I'm living.
There is a walking/bike path at the park which is part of the circle trail, which you can use to go all around the city without having to get on a road. I plan to pick up my bicycle next weekend when I'm at my house, so that I can explore a little bit further. As it is, I only walked about 3 miles today. I did see a little bit of wildlife along the way.
However, since I didn't have my real camera or big lenses with me, I didn't get a chance to take pictures of any of the birds, turtles or small mammal…