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, May 6, 2013

More Spring cleanup and Remote living.

Yesterday was a really beautiful day, warm and sunny so, I decided to start getting rid of the snow, as it was starting to make puddles of water everywhere.  What it looked like






Here are the results of my work

There was a lot of ice towards the bottom and had to use my chipper to break it up. As you can see, it got pretty warm

All the melting caused soft ground which means mud so, I had to put a pallet with a piece of plywood on it in front of my steps
 




I forgot, I started off with a breakfast I came up with. Fried egg, Portabello mushroom, horseradish sauce on homemade holey bread,LOL  Actually, it tasted good

I will continue working on moving the snow.

I wanted to continue about remote living. The first post was to give a general idea about living remote. There are pros and cons. The pros are a good part of living remote, and the cons? Well, it something you accept and tolerate. As far as I'm concerned the cons don't bother me and has become a part of my life. The one thing I enjoy about living remote is Winter and getting up early morning, having fresh coffee , filling the wood stove and then breakfast waiting for daylight to start. Usually, I will have a fresh loaf of bread baking or cinnamon rolls. Mmmmm! I can smell them now. I will sit looking out the picture window looking for animals as I think about what to do. Probably a good day to split wood and/or haul water, do some shoveling or tamp down a path with snowshoes. Maybe putting on a day pack and snowshoes and going for a long hike. This beats having to get up every morning and commuting among all the traffic and sitting in an office or having a job you have to be there and in a lot of cases, not wanting to be. Living remote, you are definately in charge of you own life and not a slave to the confines of the so called civilized world. I don't miss the noise, the crime, crowded malls and etc. Living remote, you find your mind is a lot sharper and you pretty much notice anything out of place and aware of everything around you. OK, that's enough for today. I will update at least once a week. Take care and HAPPY SPRING?


8 comments:

Carol G said...

Hi John. That looks like a lot of healthy work. I'm just letting the snow melt with the natural changes. I'm glad we didn't get much of the snow the rest of the northwest got!

I guess for me the cons of remote living (which I did for 4.5 years in Colorado) had mostly to do with having kids. They didn't get much contact with other kids, and they didn't develop the social skills that kids today have - and kind of find themselves on the fringes in a school setting now. Also it was a long haul to get the kids in for appointments or to go shopping.

John said...

Hey carol, I guess having kids can become a problem but, I know many people with kids living in Bush Alaska and doing fine and for fhe most part the kids don't want the city life.

I had to start shoveling, water grouping around my cabin

Anonymous said...

John looks like you have your work cut out for you now.The mud would definitely be a problem.How soon till all snow is gone and the ground is dry?How far away are you from anyone should you need help?And how far from the nearest town for supplies?Sorry for all the questions but just trying to learn your lifestyle and what it takes to live remote.It sounds like you wouldn't need a sleeping pill to go to bed at night after a full days work lol...Well John don't forget to take a break between chores of the day...take care my friend...May your day be blessed ..Bert from Bama

John said...

Hi Bert, I do have my work cut out for me. I don't mind the work though. The work I am doing now is at my town cabin. Normally the snow would pretty much be gone by now. As far as emergency, it's not far away, My remote place is a different thing. I would be about 50 air miles from help. By the time I finish the day, I will sleep good

Carol G said...

My kids were perfectly happy in the remote setting as well, it has been more problematic, however, readjusting back into the "normal" life...

John said...

Hey Carol, I have found that to be true with many bush families who moved to the road system. I also knew couples who moved to the road system and moved back shortly after.

Carol G said...

John, in your experience, are there a lot of couples and families that don't make it because one wants to stay on the frontier and the other wants to return to civilization? Tim and I used to dream of making a homestead off-grid, but then we started reading books and articles about others who had done it and they all seemed to end in divorce...

John said...

To tell the truth, I don't know a whole lot that are married and the ones I do know are happy together living remote. I do know a few couples who split up, only because, they thought being remote together they would have a great life and their love would grow. Turned out, they couldn't work together and they built a cabin way to small.