In 1935 Aldo purchased an eighty acre run down farm on the Wisconsin River near Baraboo.
He and his wife Estella and their five children then set about planting the land with trees.
He also had a love for reading especially about wood lore.
He learnt a great deal about the diet of animals, and the hunter-prey relationships of animals.
Before being accepted to Yale, Aldo attended the Lawrenceville School, which was a preparatory college situated in New Jersey.
Aldo arrived in Lawrenceville School, shortly before turning seventeen in in January 1904.
Aldo’s love for the great outdoors came from his father, who taught him woodcraft and hunting.
During early mornings in the fall, he and his father would explore the marsh and wait for the ducks.
An old chicken coup was turned into a cabin, known as the Shack.
There the family spent many weekends and holidays restoring the surrounding land and tending a garden.