Spring Sprung!

Spring has come upon us with such a vengeance it’s as if the earth itself grew tired of the ice and dreary days. Yes our breakup has arrived and we have rivers running everywhere-literally. The mud is currently ankle deep and with the forecast we should see mid calf by weeks end. Yes folks we have our own way of measuring the breakups progress.

Still working on the greenhouse. In the pics it may look simple but I assure you it is not. It is a concept I have spent 2 years planning that hopefully will work out as planned. Here in Alaska weather conditions can be extreme and I might add I can be more fickle than the weather. I am tired of putting a building somewhere only to decide later it should of been placed elsewhere. My design can accommodate that!  My 12×24 greenhouse is actually 2-12x12s that with a few screws removed can be easily moved elsewhere or made into 2 seperate greenhouses. With our winters dumping heavy wet snow I also did not want a permanent roof so am designing panels that can be removed when the season is over. Plastic can get expensive so side panels can easily be recovered in sections versus recovering the entire thing. I’ll let you know as time goes on how it’s working out. There are no plans just what’s in my head so each piece must be cut to fit. I might add building on melting ice presents a whole different set of problems as every morning I must reshim to keep it square before work begins.  

 My chickens are finally getting into full swing and laying almost a dozen eggs a day. Pickled eggs are in the near future-My kids will be happy! Yep they love running in and grabbing a pickled egg and out the door they go-portable food that’s good for them.

My youngest son will officially be a teenager next week. Where does the time go? He’s growing up and looking forward to being able to take on summer jobs-I’m not sure momma is ready but will cross that bridge when we get to it. 

Fishing-it seems to be the topic at every meal. Everyone wants to go fishing and the season is quickly approaching but could we not have to talk about it constantly? Seriously my girls must be dreaming of fishing at this moment as its all they talk about. Hopefully we can get some pole time in and not be too busy. 

Not much else happening right now just gearing up for our busy season and will have more to share as time goes on. Hope your all living life to the fullest, making memories and being thankful for the blessings you have. Have a blessed day! 


5 thoughts on “Spring Sprung!”

  1. Yay for spring! I can’t wait to start planting and milking. Love the goat and kid pictures. I can see the difference in the kids over just the last year. 🙂

  2. I am so happy for you that you are getting your Green House built, I am so excited for you. And your individual panel walls are such a great idea, I will be waiting to see the finished project and the veggies growing. I really hope the kiddos and you get to go do some fishing. Fishing is so relaxing, I so miss fishing, standing in a stream in hip waders and casting my line. Waiting for the fly to float down the river, so I can cast again with my fly rod. Maybe I catch a fish and maybe I dont, the time out there is so peaceful. Gee, I just made myself jealous, guess I need to figure out a way to get my wheelchair to a stream come summer. Thanks for sharing, I hope by next year you guys will be able to deal with less water and mud.

  3. Hi Auntie, This is Kerry “Elf”, me and the other Elfs are thinking about taking a trip and coming to visit your house. We want to come and play in the mud and with the critters, the chickens look as they are enjoying themselves sitting up on the fence sunning themselves. Tell everyone hello from us up here in North Pole.

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