My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Friday, April 11, 2014

Things are starting to get better

 I pretty much think my boredom and laziness was caused from cabin fever and I decided it was time to remedy that. Yesterday, Thursday I figured it was time to get out and cut some wood so I would have some for those chilly mornings. I am pretty much out of firewood and don't want to spend $200 to $250 for a chord for which I don't need that much.

 I woke up Thursday morning to about +12 degrees, added some wood to the stove to take the chill off.

As you can see, it is a nice chilly morning

Before I could cut trees, I had to clean and sharpen my chainsaw. Here I am cleaning it

Now it is time to sharpen it. I am marking it so I will know where to stop.

As many of you know, I have a small refrigerator that I use inside the cabin. Not using the generator all the time, I keep it cold inside using ice. If you look in the top left corner, you will see a bread pan that I freeze water in to keep it cold.
I have 2 of these pans and freeze them outside during the Winter, in the Summer, I put both of them if the freezer above when running the generator. It stays fairly cold.

It usually stays 38 to 40 degrees, the temp. dropped with the door open. Believe it or not, it's still not enough room. I will buy a bigger one when I can afford it.

I did raise the fridge to make access easier, I'm getting too old to keep bending over, LOL

Eventually, I will add shelving below it. I decided I needed a good hearty lunch when I am done cutting so, I decided on soup. I gathered all the ingredients using canned stuff.

That's right, canned beef. A friend gave me a bunch of cans. Although, I did decide against using it because, by the time I got to use it, the soup smelled so good I didn't need it. There was some fresh ingredients

Chopping celery

Peeling an onion, no tears cause I'm tough

Breaking up spaghetti for the soup

Boiling the celery, onions and spaghetti, it smelled good enough to eat by itself. You can almost smell it looking at it

Opening the diced tomatoes with my new opener.This one is really cool, doesn't leave sharp edges like my old one.


Anyway, after adding all the ingredients and simmering while I cut wood, it turned out delicious.

Out cutting wood

Afterwards, came in for that hearty soup, without the meat. Cut me a couple hunks of Everything Bread to dip.

Sitting in my recliner having soup and watching Days of our lives, LOL.

This was the high for that day and Sunset

I know it's  somewhat boring but, it helps me with my getting over cabin fever. Take care

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring has Sprung? Maybe

Hi everyone, I suppose you were wondering what was going on with me. Basically, I was just bored and lazy during the crappy weather and then it turned nice, sunny and warm. I did take another trip to Hatchers Pass where I took the photos of the cow and calf.


This is the same place today

I took a few more photos of the area

Of course I had to get in the picture

Moose are like cops, never around when you want them,LOL. Took a few back yard shots, this one was through the window.

These were taken around 9 pm

This is the warmest it has been so far

As everyone knows, when I get bored, I tend to remodel so, I am changing my counter. So far I haven't decided what to do yet.

Last nights dinner

Picked up this old sink and installed it.

I was knocking ice off my roof and a big chunk fell, hit the deck and caused this damage to my new deck

Sunset last night

Took this picture this morning, wearing my new jeans.Dropped from a 40 waist to a 38.

A wonderful way to spend an evening.

I need to get going but, I will be posting this Saturday about some other things happening. Hope you enjoy the photos.