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, May 23, 2015

MEMORIAL DAY


                                      U.S.S. OZBOURN DD846

                                                            
                                                              In memory of


                                                                 ROBERT CORK

ED O'BRIEN

On 12/4/1967 we were on patrol off the coast of Vietnam when our ship received a call for gunfire support,  as we approached the beach, about 1 mile off, we turned broadside and began firing. As we were firing, we started receiving artillery fire from the enemy on the beach. After many rounds bracketing our ship, one round of 81mm mortar went through the after deck at the base of the gun mount where Ed and Robert were passing ammunition and were immediately killed. Another round hit the gun directional room wounding three.



Robert and Ed were my two best friends and shipmates, we spent a lot of time together. We used to spend a lot of time together on the Fantail (after deck) under the stars talking about our dreams and sweethearts. I miss those times and them everyday. R.I.P. my friends, you will always be my shipmates.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Not much really going ont

It's about 9:17 pm.  Decided it was time to let you all know, nothing is going on. Been to town a few times, been cleaning up the property getting ready to have more fill brought in. The sun has been out for a while now and drying the ground up. My plan in the next week or two or three, is to build an outdoor shower room and my shop/storage shed. The lakes, rivers and creeks are thawing out and should be ready for fishing. I have been looking for a canoe or cataraft to buy and do some fishing. I also plan to take some weekend trips for some photo opportunities and to just get away.

The mosquitoes are out, just a few but, still very annoying. I have been eating more healthy and have cut out many snacks, soda and chocolate, yep, my favorite. It's been very favorable to my Type 2 Diabetes. My blood sugar has been averaging 200-225, the norm is 90-120. This morning when I checked my blood sugar, it was 167. This is a big improvement and I feel much better.

Other than that, not much else to say. I do have some photos to share. Hopefully, I will have more.



One of my favorite meals, how could you not enjoy good old fashion American Hot Dogs? Yum
This is a Shrimp Stirfry

Grilled Chicken Strips, steamed peas and carrots and Roasted  Garlc mashed potatoes.

 Found this photo taken about 25 years ago when I lived in the mountains, these were my best friends. Joe who has the red shirt was killed in a plane crash coming from a fishing trip. The other is Al, he and his wife moved to Arizona.

Well, that will do for now, I hope to have something more substantial soon. Hope everyone is enjoying Spring. Take care








Monday, April 20, 2015

Checking in


Hi everyone, thought I would check in and let you know, everything is fine.. This time of year in Alaska is referred to "Breakup". It is a transitioning period from Winter to Spring and Summer. It can actually be a tough time for some Alaskans. The weather goes back and forth and can be depressing. I am also subject to this time of the year. Anyway, I am feeling fine and trying to get things done but, it's hard with the rain showing up off and on, seems more on. Anyway, I'm presently working on a few projects and will reveal them when finished. I've had some great meals lately.

Breakfast
                                                             Some Dinners


Sauteed Chicken, peppers, onion, peas and carrots with soy sauce

Sauteed steak strips, peppers, onions and snap peas.

Here, I grilled a marinated pork roast to add to the peppers and onions.

Grilled marinated pork roast medallions with a side of sauteed peppers and onions.
My whole purpose is to eat healthier these days I need to choose different healthy side dishes so it doesn't get boring.


Grilled skinless chicken with mashed sweet potato, peas and carrots.



These new birds have showing up for the last couple of days, I will look them up once I find my bird
book.

So, not a whole lot of excitement going on. Today is overcast and dreary. I am working on a couple of projects at the moment and Next month I hope to have more truckloads of fill brought in to fill in the front yard. Then soil and I can plant grass, flowers and put in a decent garden. When we start getting more sunny days, I will Start my weekend travels and getaways. I hope everyone is doing fine and in good health. More to come. 


UPDATE: Yesterday after posting this blog, my property was dry and pretty much, free of snow. I woke up to this





This morning is 30 degrees and 2" of snow. Talk about bummers. So much for the work I had planned outside. I expect it to be gone by tonight.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

"HAPPY EASTER"

I hope everyone is enjoying Easter and having fun. My day has been pretty good so far, I woke up to a very nice morning, 30 degrees
Breakfast was excellent, tasted very good. Got to have toast with my stove top toaster.

Easter dinner was a Buffalo steak, baked potato, mixed vegetables. Mmmm! Good
Dessert wasn't bad either, Apple pie and Hazelnut coffee.
So far, the day is very nice and sunny, a bit breezy and about 50 degree.


I have been using my new tablet to take photos as my laptop is still not working. I bought a new battery for it and when I turned it on, nothing. It appears it  was a victim of my snowmachine trip from Alexander Creek. I had a tech look at it and he gave me an estimate of $150-$225 to fix it. For a couple of hundred bucks more, I can buy a new one. The only thing is, all my photos and personal stuff is on it. Because I put out a lot of money to get my car fixed, I have to put my computer fix on hold. It always has too be something.

Because of the weather conditions, my plans to haul freight out to my remote cabin are on hold. I will have to fly what I can. I have talked with the owner of Trail Ridge Air in Anchorage at Lake Hood. He told me he can keep my costs down by sharing the plane with someone else. I will have to use a DeHaviland Beaver on floats.
, like this one.
What would life be without setbacks and challenges? I won't allow it to affect me. In the mean time, I will do more work around the town cabin and decided to enjoy Summer by taking some road trips, fishing and have some fun. I've let both properties run my life, nooo more.  So, you are all going to see a different side of me. That's my Easter resolution, lol. Take care






Taking off from Alexander Creek.

video
This is my first video upload, hope it works.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Alexander Creek

Well, I got home last Thursday night 3/26 a little after 8 pm. The cabin was chilly but, it didn't take long to get a fire going. I didn't put anything away, just too tired, I had been up since 6 am, I did make it a short night.

The weather out there was pretty much sunny and warm every day and overcast the day I left. This is their place I was watching.

This is their pole barn



The guest house
Inside the guest, SURPRISE!
Kool, eh?

I didn't really do a whole lot but, Calley and me did pretty much go for a walk every day and saw some other cabins in our walks.




Spotted a couple of really old √Član snowmachines in a field. These were used quite frequently in the old days, as they were very dependable.
These are photos of Alexander Creek

This is a mountain called "Sleeping Lady
This is moose hanging in the shop to age. It will hang for about a week or more. It won't spoil, the temperature at night is in the 30's.

Well here I am with my pilot Wrangle waving good bye next to the Supercub that will take us to Anchorage.

Now some photos leaving and on our way back, taking off
in the air





Flying over Anchorage making our approach

That's pretty much it, I took videos of us taking off and landing, but, for some reason, I can't seem to load them on here, I will have to figure it out. It was pretty boring except the plane ride, I enjoyed that. I'm going to call it a night, I have more to say but, I am tired. Hope you get some enjoyment out of it. Good night