Restocking the Catfish Pond
|The Bounty of Fishing For Our Supper|
|It is always a thrill to catch a fish!|
Many people in Texas as well as other parts of the country enjoy fishing and eating the fish they catch. When I was a kid eating fish was a treat! I have always enjoyed it. I guess, at least in my opinion, it gives me a chance to slow down, sit alongside a pond or a river, cast a line in, and see if anything bites. I'm out in nature feeling the breeze and just enjoying a slow moment in life. In the blog post below I talk about feeding my family fish.
When times were tough a lot of my ancestors would go fishing and bring home " a mess of fish" to feed the family. A lot of older people who grew up in the Great Depression related times when fishing was how they were able to eat a "square meal". If you are interested in how Americans ate during the Great Depression listen to this podcast.
|Fried Fish for Supper!|
It is now the time of the year that we think about fishing. This year we needed to restock our pond. We made a pond a few years back out of a creek bed that wound among oak trees in our front yard. To see a snippet of our pond building process, click on this link.
|Our Pond Right After We Built It|
After building our pond, we added catfish and minnows to our new pond. To see how we did this click on this link below.
This year we made a video of us adding catfish to the pond. Please see click below to see it.
Once the catfish has grown a bit. It is time to go fishing. I wrote a post about the 8 steps to cleaning catfish for Grit Magazine. You can view it here.
May you have a nutritious fish supper soon and enjoy catching your own supper!