THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My old boat on Six Mile Lake

THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spring has sprung

Yes, Spring has finally made it. The mornings are still cool, in the high 20's to 30's and the days are in the high 50's. As much as I like Winter, this year I am looking forward to Summer. The big reason is, working on my remote cabin. I am tired of working on my town cabin. Just need a change of scenery and having Internet access will be great to share my time out there. This is what it looks like here this morning.
My porta potty finally exposed, lol
This is pretty much what snow is left.
I have been starting a small fire in the mornings just to take the chill off. I let it run out and have no fire until the next morning. I have been doing a few things like cleaning up and some small repairs and cut up a few dead trees for firewood.


Still handsome and rugged at 68, lol

The evenings are really nice. It starts getting dark around 10:30 pm and light around 5:30 am.


Still eating healthy, this is a shrimp stirfry.
This one is a clam stirfry
Steak with Bleu Cheese salad


Last but not least, my friend Randy flew up this last weekend to check out my lake. He changed from skis to wheels and didn't want to take a chance on landing.
When you start seeing discoloration around the edges, good idea not to land. Ok, that's about it for awhile, now that it is getting nicer, I will try to blog more. I have to buy a new laptop to blog, seems my tablet doesn't have enough space to hold pictures which requires me to erase some and don't want to do that at the moment. Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Cabin trip 2

Hi everyone, I went out to the cabin today to hook up my remote phone system. Went for a couple of hours and came back. Sorry, forgot my camera. Anyway, I am going back out either Monday or Tuesday. The good news is, I forgot to write in my last blog, my cellphone actually works really well out there so, I will be able to blog while there and keep you informed on what's going on. I am so looking forward to spending this time out there before breakup. Today, it was beautiful out there. It was sunny, 59 degrees and I could see Denali in it's grand form. I will enjoy waking up every morning and seeing the mountain as I enjoy my coffee. Anyway, just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Take care

Sunday, February 28, 2016

My cabin trip

Yep, you read right. Finally made it out to the cabin. My friend Randy put skis on the Supercub he bought from the Alaska State Troopers. This is Randy
This is Randy loading the plane at his house on the lake. His lake is pure ice. The wind was blowing quite a bit and was a bit of a chore trying to taxi away from the tie down.
These are photos taking off and traveling to my cabin. I'm in the seat behind Randy




These are views from above
This is Mt. Susitna, also known as Sleeping Lady. Certain times if you look hard enough, it looks like a lady with long hair sleeping with her arms folded over chest.


This is either a big pond or a small lake, depending on how one looks at it.
Some more photos



When we got to my cabin, we tried landing on the lake but, the temps. were so warm all week, we kept sinking in trying to land. So, we went to the other side of my property and landed on a packed snowmachine trail. This made it so hard to walk to the cabin carrying a bunch of things. Even with snowshoes on, we were sinking up to our knees. I gotta tell ya, I was plain tuckered out by the time we made it to the cabin. The main reason going there was to drop off my remote phone service. We have a company that provides a Yagi antenna and a box much like the one you have for tv. You raise up the antenna and point it towards a remote cell tower then, there are two wires that you hook to a 12 volt battery and hook up any home phone. I will have pictures when I go back. Parked on the trail.

Here are a few photos of the cabin. Had to shovel the snow just to get the door open.




I tied some surveyors tape on trees so if I snowmachine there in a snowstorm, it will be easier to spot.
I would have taken more photos but, the snow was so soft and deep, it was to hard to move around. I will do better the next time. Hope you enjoy, Ii know you all waited a long time. I am looking to go back in a couple of weeks. I told you it is small, lol. Take care.

















Sunday, February 14, 2016

Checking in

Hi everybody, thought it was time to check in again.  There's not a whole lot going on, Winter is mild right now, seems the East Coast and the South has more Winter than we do. Temps. have been in the 30's and 40's. So, I spent some time outside clearing snow around my snowmmachines.
Had to clear the snow so I could work on my Polaris. I broke the tie rod trying to turn the Polaris around by pulling on the ski.

Drove to the local Polaris dealer, 15 miles away and the tie rod costs $40. Decided to hold off and a friend of mine said he has an old machine he can take one off. Waiting for him to shovel it out and bring it over. In the meantime, the Woodpecker showed up again.

Had a cow moose show up in my yard to eat off the Willows. The picture isn't really good, early morning and through the window.

cause the VA is 80 miles away, they assigned me to get my medical stuff taken care of at the Alaska Native Medical Center. 


The people here are really nice and treat the Veterans with much respect and do everything for us. They have a Wellness Center with all kinds of machines to work out on and have me set up for 3 days a week. They also have a dietitian to work out a diet program for me. I really like going there.

I hurt my back again  the  other day so, I made appointments to go back to the Acupuncturist, The VA gave me 8 appointments..

Had a couple of great breakfast and dinners, this is, potatoes o'brian , egg and sausage.
Dinner, Steak, broccoli and sauteed mushrooms and onions
Grilled Salmon on a bed of Oriental noodles and vegetables
Chicken stirfry
Chicken noodle soup


Well, that's pretty much all I have for now, hoping to do better in the near future.  So, Take care.