My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Garden and Yard

 Just wanted to share some photos of my garden and how my yard is coming along since clearing my lot.

My strawberries



Tomatoes- Early Girl

I am growing Romas also but, forgot the picture. They are just starting to grow so, not sure if they will mature soon.

Moroccan Mint

 I really like my yard now, it is growing lots of flowers

 Made this from a cake pan to hold water for the birds. I nailed it to the stump

It got cool the other morning

Got this print at the Salvation Army for $15

Dinner last night, rice, sweet peppers onions some salsa mixed in and sausage. Mmmm! Good

This is the hottest it's been so far

These guys showed up a while back and have been hanging out. Turns out, a neighbor set them loose to let them run around and eat to save him money.

This guy is much smaller than the other one

Bought this Kerosene heater at a yard sale for $20

This is an actual painting with frame I bought at Salvation Army for $3

I finally insulated and paneled the inside of the outhouse

Well, that's pretty much it for now, nothing else new. Take care

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Soup Recipe

 Good morning, I have a request for a recipe for the soup I have posted on my blog. I figured it would be fun and easier to do it this way.


 It is a tasty soup and one of my most favorites. As many of you know, I don't go by established recipes, I make up my own with things I generally have on hand. Much more fun that way. I do taste it as I am making it to see what I need to make it better if needed. Anyway:

 I fill the pot half full with water and bring it to a boil
 add 3-4 handfuls of macaroni or any other pasta you may like.

 As the macaroni is cooking, in a large skillet, I cook whatever meat I am using adding:

 chopped onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley and anything else you care to. I use fresh vegetables if available or canned. Throw in some kind of beans also.

 Once the macaroni is done, don't drain it, add everything in the skillet to the macaroni. Stir good.

 Add a small can of tomato paste, stir and then add a small can of tomato sauce and stir. You then add water, tasting constantly to make it the consistency of soup.

 A lot of times I will see what seasonings I have that might give it more taste and add just a bit, IE: Tobasco sauce, soy sauce, worstshire (sp?) sauce and so on.

 When it comes to a boil, turn the burner down as low as you can and let it simmer for 1/2 hr. to 45 min.

 Then, you fill a bowl, break off a hunk of your favorite homemade bread and enjoy.

That's pretty much it. For the most part, you can't go wrong with a big, hot pot of soup.

 Hope this works for you CanadaEH.

Friday, July 18, 2014


 Lately, I have been reflecting about my past life experiences. I have done a lot since my youth days and have lived an exciting life mostly. I have learned more about life than any education you can get in a Brick and Mortar school. Most people go to school to learn a profession to enable them to live in a world based on modern conveniences and acceptance. I have been taught how to live without them when the time comes, if it does in what time I have left in this world. 

 Today, I do use some of these modern conveniences and yes, they are nice to have at times. To tell the truth, I am not really happy using them. Television for one, I got along without it for quite a few years and when I built the town cabin, I figured I needed it and I don't. I am working on getting on the roof to take down the antenna. My am/fm is by far the most important tool I own. Yes, it is a tool. I hear what's going on outside of my world but, more importantly, I get weather reports and I enjoy listen to stations that send messages to people living remote without voice and Internet communication. Yes, there are still people living that way. I'm pretty sure that somewhere down the line, I will do the same.

 Every day I am finding it more difficult to be on the  road system. I don't like dealing with people on the roads and therefore, limit my driving as much as possible or find someone close by and ride to town with them. I have been learning to make a list of things so I don't have to spend much time in the stores. The one good thing about Internet is Craigslist, I can look for things I need, close to me without having to go to town or stores.

 I have put my town cabin up for sale and hopefully I can sell it soon, preferably for cash and I have entertained the thought of owner financing with a fair amount down. I am asking $15,000 for it, I will just take personal items and the buyers can just move in and take up housekeeping. If anyone is interested, it is a dry cabin. It would be for 2 people, not big enough for anymore than that.

 I got to thinking, while being on the road system, the way I dress has changed drastically, this will also change soon. I had a friend recently tell me that I am looking like normal people, YIKES! He's right and I never felt comfortable wearing {normal clothes?}, LOL.
I have always been used to worn out clothes that fit loose and comfortable.

 So, anyway, there will be a lot of changes coming very soon and I think many of you will like the new old me. I'm not sure if that will hurt my chances of finding a companion or not, so, I am not going to dwell on it. If there is a woman out there for me, I can offer you, Love, support, companionship and the adventure of a life time. There are literally thousands of people who view my blog so, there's got to be a woman saying to herself, Hmmm! I wonder?

 Enough of this, I got things to do to return to remote life. This is a lot for me to say. Take care 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yep, still here

Hi everyone, sorry for the long moments of no posting. Guess I am in that state of funk and lack of interest. I am kind of exhausted from trying to get necessary things done at the town cabin and going to the remote cabin. The thing right now for going to the remote cabin is, MONEY. There are only two types of planes to get to my remote cabin, Supercub on floats or a Beaver on floats.

DeHavalind Beaver

The Supercub costs $300 a trip in and out. The Beaver is $450. With the Supercub I would have to make multiple trips which affordability is out of the question. I could basically make one trip with the Beaver, although right now, I need to use my money to put a new roof on the town cabin and strengthen the floor. I am shooting for September to go to the remote cabin. I also have to buy a new Snow machine to haul supplies during the Winter. So, I guess I am between a rock and a hard place.  I am taking it a day at a time.

I know everyone has been waiting a long time for me to get there and so have I but, sometimes Alaska has a way of changing your plans. It's kinda disappointing but, I have been  there before. I am hoping you will bear with me and not give up. Another reason is, my doctor has set up appointments for acupuncture treatments for the next 4 weeks to eliminate the pain I have had in my right leg. I have been to one already and it worked somewhat. The acupuncturist says I need 4 more to make a big difference.  I never thought I would ever go for acupuncture.

I did buy a greenhouse and put my garden plants in it and they coming along great. As usual, I forgot to transfer the photos from my camera to my laptop. I will have them for you on Friday. So, until then, hope you stick around. Thanks

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Hi everyone, just want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day. Thanks to those who served and gave us our Independence.