THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

My plans

  Hi everyone, it would seem that Winter is holding on here. Although the day temps. have been hovering around +40 to +50,  the nights are still in the freezing range. The night temps are staying anywhere 0 to 14 degrees. So, the snow is not going away anytime real soon. The sun and heat has made walking very slippery. I still have to put a log or two in the stove to take off the chill. Now for my plans.
  As soon as it warms up enough, I plan to paint and roof my town cabin. In the meantime, I am picking up stuff like eating utensils, dishes, frypans and so on for my remote cabin and enough dry and can foods for a month. I plan to take these things out there as soon as the lake is free of ice. I want to go out and set the small cabin up for use and spend 2 to 4 weeks cutting firewood for next Winter. The firewood is the most important thing right now. I think 2 to 4 weeks, I should have a good supply to start.
  As I have said before, I have enough material to completely build and enclose a 16x16 cabin. Well, my plans have changed. I am going to add onto my small cabin and during the Winter, haul logs to my property and next year build a log cabin instead. It just came to me a few days ago when I was sitting on my deck in the sun at 50 degrees having an ice cold Corona [didn't have a lime] but, it tasted good anyway. Doing this would give me enough building material for other projects rather than buying new material or having to freight more in. Besides, I would rather have a log cabin anyway.
  Since my last post, I haven't been doing to much, mostly sitting out in the sun and doing a bit of Spring cleaning. I'm hoping with my new plans, I will start getting more people to read my blog. I miss quite a few of those who were reading my posts when I started it. I know I haven't kept it as interesting. It will change soon. COME BACK EVERYONE.
  I do really appreciate all of you who have stuck it out through the fun and the boring. Take care everyone.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

John
When are you going to be doing all that cutting and hauling to get enough logs up to your site?
gardening down here in the Valley is off to a real slow start. Had sprinkled wood ashes on my garden and had most all the snow melted off and the ground starting to warm... then got 11" of snow dumped on us. Now I'm trying to rush the melting with clear plastic sheeting.
Hadn't heard from you in awhile and got to thinking maybe you'd gone out to your place while they could still use skis on the plane...
Days are strating to warm up nicely here, but nites sill get down in single digits.. Take Care
Old John

John said...

Hi John, kind of been enjoying the quiet time. I plan to cut and haul logs next Winter. There is plenty of State land around my place and close by so, it will be easy to skid logs to my place.

Anonymous said...

I am always happy to read anything you share John!! I check in a couple times a week to see if you have posted anything, as I am on the computer a lot more than I would care to admit:) Glad to hear you are in good spirits and making plans for your future in the bush! Take care-Cristi Craig

John said...

Thanks Christi, nice to know you're still here checking in. Even though Spring is slow coming, things will start happening.

wvhiker said...

Sounds like you're going to be busy real soon. I do cruise by every now and then to check up on you! Hope things go well. Already got most of my garden in but like you I have a full slate of things to do this summer.
Take care.

John said...

Hi hiker, thanks for stopping by. There will be no garden real soon. Keep checking in.

John said...

Hi hiker, thanks for stopping by. There will be no garden real soon. Keep checking in.

Rick said...

John, I check your blog at least once per week to see what you have been up to. Love reading your updates and hearing about Alaska. Keep it up and good luck with the cabin.

John said...

thanks Rick, things will start rolling once the snow is gone.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your posts, John. They are a joy to read.

Na Na said...

I stop by every chance I get. Love your photos. Every one of them. Even outhouse and stove photos are interesting. Maybe I'm just fascinated by the rustic lifestyle.

Na Na

lynn said...

John I continue to check for new posts most everyday, so glad to read the new one with exciting plans in the works. Your blogs continue to fill my work life voids. Thanks so much.

John said...

thanks anonymous, whoever you are

John said...

thanks na na, so glad to hear from you. I really like your name.

John said...

Hi Lynn, glad to have you aboard. I am excited that my blog helps you in having a good day. Thanks

Carol G said...

John, now that Jenny Lamb doesn't blog anymore, you are the first blog I turn to. Even your simple posts are a joy. I am looking forward to reading how you put up a cabin. You gonna be able to do it alone? You're a swell guy.

Carol

John said...

Thanks Carol, I do appreciate the kind words. I hope you start blogging again soon