It’s that time of year. Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and temps are climbing. Soon the snow and ice will give way to water and mud-yes breakup is here in Alaska. I can’t say that I’ll miss the snow as it’s been a long winter but the mud brings an entirely different world to our little cabin in the woods. Ah but the green will return and long days of sunshine will mean fishing, gardening and preparing for another winter. I’m actually excited to see how the little green giant will do in the breakup because she sure can tear through the snow and ice now!
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I will try to catch you all up on the happening here. It’s been a flurry of activity with numerous spring storms, furniture building, garden plans and of course planning for the Spring thaw means trying to figure out where we will build pens to keep the critters out of the mud. The girls and I have stayed busy with our projects while the fellas have worked hard at getting wood in. You’ll see some of our trash to treasure projects in the pics below-
The babies are getting big and it’s almost time to start round two of the kidding season. Little Hope has grown a lot since my last post and thinks she is the queen of the farm. A few mournful bellers finds goats and humans alike heeding her call. Yes she has become quite accustomed to getting attention when she wants it.
I was enjoying doing live feeds on periscope but that came to a halt when PETA complained we were eating animals-boo hoo. I was permanently banned from periscope for showing how to clean a turkey. No worries, I’ll still teach what I can but from now on it will be here where it’s safe. Sad that one groups opinions can keep the rest of the world from seeing what they choose to see.
Went to town the other day and seen my friend Mossy. She’s such a beautiful soul you really must check out her website and if an Alaska vacation is in the future she has lodging available. I always feel so content when I’m at her place overlooking Kachemak bay. Here’s the website, go see for yourself! Seasidealaska.com
My friends Jamie and Leighann at Carolinaprepper.com sent us another package of love the other day. You really must check out their Thrive freeze dried foods. Click on the link above and you’ll find not only good but gifts for the entire family. With Easter coming I can’t think of a better gift than a basket full of the freeze dried fruits (raspberries are to die for) cheese-yes! freeze dried cheese I guarantee your kids will love and for those college students longing for moms homemade soup try their instant soup packs as they are truly amazing. Tell them Off Grid Mom sent you!
My sissy Cathy and hubby Paul are planning a trip here in early summer. I can’t wait! Our elves will get to reunite with their elf cousins and no telling what kind of mischief they will find to get into. If you look closely in the videos above you’ll see that I’m not the only one having fun in the Argo they too were enjoying playing in the snow.
The bears are coming out of hibernation now so it’s back to checking on critters through out the night but the geese are great watch dogs. There is one drawback to geese, during their breeding season which has already began the males get aggressive. Never try to tinkle if they are in the vacinity. Bare backsides are a target-trust me. Enough said you can use your imagination but I will tell you this, I discovered I can leap small buildings in a single bound!