This story was collected as part of a collaborative effort to record the state of American lakes, rivers, and waterways as well an attempt to uncover what water means to Americans. Listen to other stories recorded for the Be Here: Main Street project, a collaboration with the MuseWeb Foundation to record stories from rural America.
Tera Guetter of Minnesota grew up in Waubun, part of the White Earth Indian Reservation. "As a farm girl, we loved to go out to the pasture to get our milk cows in . . . we were always tied to the land . . . One of the things about being a farm girl, I can feel the weather."