My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Last trip to the Homestead

This is how the morning started out. It was a bit colder this morning, 20 degrees and the day went on to become nice, sunny, 40 degrees and a breeze out of the North. This is the moon, not sure how I made it double.

Anyway, my friend Dave made the last trip up to the homestead. He had a really nice day to travel but, it certainly wasn't uneventful. He got to within a mile of the property and the freight sled broke down. He left everything there and went up and got a neighbor of mine to give him a hand.

               Here is Dave loaded up and ready to go

                This is the freight sled broke down

This is where he McGuyvered the sled with 2"x2" and 2"x4" lumber.

This sure isn't the first time he has broken down. But, he always managed to fix things. The one thing I do know is, he is a really great friend to help me out. Pretty soon, I will be counting the days to start building.

Now, I'm not sure what the story is with this Coyote, Dave didn't say but, my guess is from the looks of it something attacked it and ate on it. I will let everyone know the story when I find out.

There is a certain romance about living a remote lifestyle. But, there is a lot of hard work that goes along with it. The hard work is something acceptable in order to live a peaceful lifestyle and enjoy everything Nature provides for us. The one thing in life that really makes me greatful? Not everyone is doing it.


becky3086 said...

I keep telling everyone that most of being self sufficient is making due with what you have on hand, if you can do that you will be alright. Looks like your friend is pretty good at it.

John said...

Dave is a great guy, I wish he would start a blog. He cans everything, salmon, pike, moose, turkey, bison and so on. He is a hunter, trapper and fisherman as well as an all around handyman.

Susan Stevenson said...

What beautiful colors in the sky! Just gorgeous!