We were invited to a friend’s ranch over the weekend. He has a large pond that is stocked with trout, so we took our rods along. Even though it was late in the day, the trout were still rising. We caught six fish and released four. We brought two beautiful rainbow trout home for dinner. I baked them with dill, lemon, garlic and black pepper, and served them with sides of sauteed potatoes and green beans.

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The Sign of the Bear

The pond we fish at has a path that runs beside it. While we were eating lunch in the shade, we noticed an aspen tree that a bear had climbed. The claw marks went up to seven or eight feet high!