As with all good things...

Today is our last day of his two week vacation with me at Rauhallinen Farm. We are both a bit bummed out, but despite the rain today, will do some hiking, climbing, and perhaps one final trip to fish the Gile Flowage to fish. He was quite thrilled yesterday to catch two bass on Lake Gogebic and best his Papa who got skunked. He learned to cast and feel for the bite. Amazing work ethic for a seven year old. He helped stack firewood into the trailer and then in the woodshed for hours at a time. If his mother, Laurium, were alive, I am certain she would be very proud of the young man he is turning into. Reminds me of his Uncle Eric at this age. Having an energetic, curious, and mindful seven year old on a daily basis is good for what ails you. He will return in about three weeks.