Monthly Archives: July 2012

It’s here!

It’s finally here! The first egg! This came from the white Americauna. They lay colored eggs hence the nickname Easter-egger. Here she is: Darrel says only 19 more of these eggs and we can have an omelet. Yeah real funny. … Continue reading

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End of summer

Well it’s true. The end of the summer is in sight. At least according to a plant. Fireweed is a tall perennial herb with bright reddish-purple flowers that grow in long terminal clusters. The flower blooms begin at the base … Continue reading

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The life and times of Loup

Loup is one of the seven Malamute pups our girl Solo had last October. I was surprised that she had that many pups because it was her first litter and she really wasn’t very big. But there they were. Six … Continue reading

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The picture

There are certain photos that stay with a person and the recent one of anguished Tom Sullivan embracing family members will be one I won’t ever forget. He hadn’t yet heard that his beautiful son Alex, 27, had died in … Continue reading

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What do these things eat?

Another moose in the dog yard last night. A cow. A really big cow. Like dinosaur big. The biggest I’ve ever seen. I am guessing she was every bit of 1,300 lbs if she was an ounce. She was grazing … Continue reading

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Putting the “real” back into reality

Alaska is a hot commodity right now. And not for the reasons you might think like oil, natural gas and renewable resources. Nope. It’s all about reality television, or at least Hollywood’s version of reality which of course is not … Continue reading

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Naked Dogsledding

I’ve been feeling rather melancholy the past few days. This summer has been a challenging one in many respects. Some of it has been major like money and some of it has been silly and small like I still have … Continue reading

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