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Sometimes, the simplest things are the best, right? We came upon this excerpt from the book Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, and really fell in love with the language and the visual imagery it creates about life for the early homesteaders in Wyoming. It captures that inherent love of fishing so deep in all of us:
“Presently, about noon, we came to a little dell where the grass was as soft and as green as a lawn. The creek kept right up against the hills on one side and there were groves of quaking asp and cottonwoods that made shade, and service-bushes and birches that shut off the ugly hills on the other side. We dismounted and prepared to noon. We caught a few grasshoppers and I cut a birch pole for a rod. The trout are so beautiful now, their sides are so silvery, with dashes of old rose and orange, their speckles are so black, while their backs look as if they had been sprinkled with gold-dust. They bite so well that it doesn’t require any especial skill or tackle to catch plenty for a meal in a few minutes.”
You can buy this book from Amazon.com, and we think you should.