In August, many locals, and lots of tourists, fish off the breakwater downtown. (A picture of the breakwater lined with said folks would be pretty nifty here, but you'll just have to use your imaginations.) They are fishing for mackerel, an oily fish that's not bad eating so long as you cook it shortly after you catch it. Actually, many folks don't even eat the mackerel, simply throwing them back in the ocean along with the sculpin that also often ends up on their jigs. But does Heron fish purely for pleasure? Hell no! He wants dinner! However, catching the fish and doing something easy, like pan frying, is just no challenge. Oh, no. Heron had long dreamed of a way to smoke the fish. Right in our own backyard. And wouldn't you know it? This clever, clever man finally figured out a way to do it. Check this out!
|Just look at these smoked beauties!|
|Happy Heron with the fruit of his labors.|
|Kieran was also involved in the whole process. I think he actually caught more fish then Heron did on this particular afternoon!|
|How wonderful that Kieran gets to fish for his dinner, and pull food out of our garden.|
|Check out the look on Kieran's face. He is in heaven! How I love this child...|