How to build and set up a homemade Canadian Nightcrawler worm farm. Dew worms, or nightcrawlers are one of the most popular fishing baits out there. They can get expensive if you fish a lot. For the cost of bait for just a couple of fishing trips, you can set up your own bait farm to raise Canadian nightcrawlers at home and have an endless supply of fishing worms.
Yellow Trout Lily. There’s something about spring time foraging. The first few plants of the year that emerge, giving you a fresh, wild meal. Also known as Yellow Dog Tooth Violet, this tiny plant is one of the first plants you’ll see emerging in the eastern United States and Canada.
Come along for a day of adventure, ice fishing in northern Ontario. We headed out to the Tilley Lakes in Algoma, northern Ontario for a day of walleye ice fishing. The Tilley Lakes are located in the Tilley Creek management area. First Ice Ontario 2019 came early this year!
The streams along Lake Superior are rugged. Sturdy footwear and walking sticks are recommended. Most streams are high gradient with swift rapids over long stretches. Dotting the streams, you’ll find deeper pools where these migratory rainbow trout like to hang out.
We discovered a new to us method of filtering the niter or sugar sand out of your maple syrup. We had no idea this method of filtering maple syrup with egg whites even existed. We use a few different filtering methods for finishing our maple syrup including paper and felt filters.
Let’s have a quick look at how we filter and finish our maple syrup using our backyard file cabinet evaporator and a simple propane stove. Filtering the finished maple syrup after boiling is important.
To make maple sugar, the process is rather simple. You’ll need a sauce pan, a small amount of butter (acts as a defoamer), some maple syrup, a thermometer you can trust, a hand blender, spoon or whisk, a fine mesh strainer and a coffee grinder or blender.
It’s a long standing debate in the maple sugaring community. Should you toss out the frozen bits of maple sap in your sap buckets? Should you leave it in there and boil it down with the rest of your sap?