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"

Monday, January 12, 2015

Starting 2015 the right way

Well, so far, 2015 is starting out in a positive way except for snow. Many years ago I owned a 1995 Arctic Cat snowmachine that I really liked a lot. This machine was great for hauling logs out of the woods and great on gas. When I retired a few years ago, I sold it to someone in the village where I lived closed to. It ran good but, was kinda beaten up a bit and I didn't want to spend the big bucks bringing it back to the road system with me. I have always looked for another one, only in much better shape.

As the saying goes, "if you wait long enough, good things will come to you" something to that effect. Well, it happened.









SWEET, this machine is basically in showroom condition with 1600 miles and it is a year older than the one I had. I am now the 3rd owner of it. It is hard to imagine how excited I was to see this on Craigslist and bought it right away. I feel like a child getting his first BB gun, lol.

Anyway, we still have no snow and getting a lot of reports about the poor conditions on the rivers going to my remote cabin. Figures. The snowmachine I got for free is running but, I need to do some things to it before taking it on a long trip. $200 or $300 bucks should get it running dependable. I hope, lol.

The weather has been pretty warm and they are calling for rain/snow this week sometime. As you can see, the snow has melted off the trees.



Yep, I did get my wood stacked as you can see.



I know it doesn't look like a lot but, trust me, there are some big rounds there. What a job to split them. Glad I got it done. The temps have been in the 20's to 30's and this morning was a different tune.

This year is the craziest weather I have seen in many, many  years.  I have no idea how this Winter will go. I will close for now and soon will do the post on stocking a remote cabin for long periods. Take care

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HAPPY 2015

 

              HAPPY NEW YEAR
                        2015

Hi Everyone, hoping the New Year is a great one for all of you. I decided not to make any resolutions or promises and take it a day at a time. I have many ideas as to what I want in the new year but, I don't want to jinx them, LOL. I did get some snow and it made my surroundings look very nice and Wintery.

You can see the snow falling

The snowmachine I got. I did get it running and rode it a few times. There are a couple more things I have to do before any long distance traveling.

Of course, with snow comes chores 8-}

My favorite chore of course, LOL

I did have a hearty breakfast before attacking the snow

Dinner that night was appropriate
 
Hot Dog soup using Turkey hot dogs, onions, green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, oregano and Italian seasoning.

It sure hit the spot, Mmmmm!

unfortunately, it started raining last night and lasted through today New Years eve. Here is what's left of the snow.

So, I woke up this morning to 40 degrees and light rain

Even though it was raining, I just couldn't sit around, I decided to go out and stack my firewood.



I put about 4 hours between shoveling and stacking, still have some left to finish

Dinner tonight Pork chop and baked potato

Well, that's pretty much it for New Years Eve. I am staying home where it's safe. Please, if you are going out, be safe, don't drink and drive and have an enjoyable evening.

                     TAKE CARE
                                    

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas 2014

                           Wishing Everyone
                                        A

              MERRY CHRISTMAS

 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Finally, I got it done

Hi everyone, a lot has happened since my last post. Took some outdoor photos you may enjoy.





These were taken around 10am

Seems my birds didn't like the new feeder I bought so, I did another homemade one.

Seems my little guys weren't the only ones who like the feeder. This Grey Jay also known as a Camp Robber [and lives up to that name] likes it as well.

These next 2 were taken about 9:30pm



The next 3 were taken between 7 and 8:30 am





What a difference, eh? LOL


Waiting for breakfast


Here I am having breakfast that morning

Yep, powdered eggs, Mmmm!

This was dinner that night, rice, fresh vegetables, onion and moose meat, that was yummy also.



HUH? What did I finally get done? I wanted to test the rack I made to carry plywood and lumber on my car.

I actually carried 4 sheets but, had to make two trips, need longer bolts I guess. Again with the questions. What was the plywood for? OK, I finally got the inside of the cabin the way I want it. The plywood was for the living room area floor. I took up the carpet and layed new flooring, Then I changed the kitchen area from this.

To this









How it looks at night with oil lamps, cozy huh!

The wall light runs on 3 AA batteries and is pretty bright. Push for on and push again for off. Lasts a long time.

Why this remodel again? So, I could accommodate, this.
 


I figured it was time to get a bed and I saw this on Craigslist for $50 and decided 2 beds are better than one, just in case.

I promise, no more changes, maybe, LOL. Yes, that's my shower hanging there and have to move it. I really like it this way, feels more like a cabin and it's comfortable. All that is left, is the ceiling. I hope all of you enjoy this post. Soon, I will post about supplying a remote cabin. Take care