My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

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Friday, November 28, 2014

My Thanksgiving

  Well, it was pretty quiet for me, didn't go anywhere or invited anywhere but, that's ok. it's normal for me. Although, again this year, I donated a Turkey and all the fixins to a family who are struggling this year. It made me feel much better being by myself.

   Anyway, Wednesday, I went to a local small Supermarket 30 miles away and bought a couple of New York strips and a Pumpkin pie. What a deal, 12" pie for $7.00.
   Then, I went across the street to a local discount tool store and bought a 6" grinder for $59.00. Good deal

   Afterwards, I went home and spent the evening splitting some wood and then, hanging out watching a couple of movies.

   Woke up Thanksgiving morning about 7:45am and it was about +10 degrees, the Sun started rising about 12:40am.

  Frost on the trees

   Breakfast time

   After breakfast, I needed to do something so, I decided to make a rack to carry lumber and plywood on top of my car. I modified the rack I had on my car. I took a dowel, cut it in 4 pieces and inserted them in the ends of my rack.

   Then, I drilled holes through each end and pushed a bolt through each hole then, added nuts to keep them from falling out. The next step was to cut a 1"x4" in 2 pieces and drill holes on each end to fit over the bolts.

The idea is to lay lumber, plywood or both on the rack, put the 2 pieces of 1"x4" over whatever add the wingnuts, tighten and were good to go. Hope to soon try it out.

   Anyway, I bought a couple of New York Strips and planned on having one for Thanksgiving dinner. Well, I forgot to take them out of the freezer for dinner. So, I ended up having 3 slices of Pumpkin Pie for dinner. Well, that was it for me on Thanksgiving. Next year may be different. Take care

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


                             "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

... nice and well manage thanksgiving images happy thanksgiving wallpapers

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and please remember, there are many who are going without and if you can find it in your heart, please try and bring them some joy in their lives.

                  THANK YOU

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My weekend

  Not a whole lot going on, Saturday was a slow day so, thought I would make soup.  The best name I can come up with is John's Italian soup.

Cannelloni Beans, Italian sausage, celery, carrots, onions, diced tomatoes, garlic, parsley and Italian seasonings.

It sure taste good

About 10:40 a.m., the Sun started coming up

Showed promise for a decent day. Been awhile seeing the sun.

Decided to take some junk to the dump and on the way back, stopped at Kashwitna Lake. Denali was out and looking very Majestic

Kashwitna Lake, icing over

This morning, Sunday, I took a trip to town to shop and took some interesting photos on the way in and back.

The mountain in the background is "SLEEPING LADY"

That's it, hope you enjoy the photos.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's a boring, blah day

  What's going on? I woke up this morning to +30 and rain. We are almost into December and it feels more like Fall. Couldn't figure out what to do, so, a post seemed appropriate. Glad I don't have to go to the library, I checked my road and it is all iced up, not a good day for travel.

   I started my day off with a decent breakfast. Scrambled Powdered Eggs and Sausage and of course coffee.

Then, it hit me, this is a good day to stay inside and do a post. This was breakfast yesterday, good ole pancakes.

That wasn't all I had yesterday. I got the idea that I needed more shelving in the kitchen area, so I decided to remodel again. I know what you are thinking, not again, lol. Here is the old kitchen look.


and this

Now it's this

I extended the counter

I'm beginning to believe, it wasn't that I didn't have enough space, I have to much food, if that is a bad thing, lol. A friend of mine says he is worried about me, that, I have become a compulsive remodeler. I wonder, could he be right? Or, is it because, I have been on the road system to long? This is what it looks like today.

and it's raining pretty hard. Anyway, I was going to stack all my wood, but, that will have to wait. I'm glad I split enough to get me through today and tomorrow. Not fun splitting in the rain. There will be another post either this afternoon or tomorrow, a special one. Check in. Take care

Friday, November 14, 2014

Blah Friday. Or is it?

  I want to start off with this picture and article I saw. It really captures your heart, I think.

Her family stopped at a local Bob Evans restaurant this week, and a man at a nearby table looked familiar -- the flowing white beard, red suspenders and glasses. So Gracie Lynn approached.
“She pulled up the chair and they just started having a conversation like they knew each other for years,” her mother, Lindsey Wilson, told the television station WFIE.
Lindsey Wilson snapped a photo of the pair talking, a special encounter for the toddler, a moment with Santa.
Gracie Lynn only asked for one thing for Christmas this year -- her baby brother James, who is supposed to be born in a few weeks.

  I had planned on posting about how blah I feel this morning, not sure why I felt that way but, I did. When I saw the above article, it made me smile and stare at it for awhile as thoughts ran through my mind. There are so many bad things happening in this world and it affects us on a daily basis whether in another country or here at home and whether we admit it or not, it does affect us emotionally. sometimes these emotions stay with us a short time and in some instances a very long time.

  When I see a photo like the one above, I wonder if maybe we should push some things out of our thoughts and see what that 3 year old sees. Sometimes, I wish I could be that 3 year old with the only worry is, will I get my Christmas wish? Something to think about, EH?

  Anyway, not much going on, it's Friday and this morning I woke up to a frosty +14, I love it.

Seeing the past week has been in the 20' to 30's, yuck!
  I have been pretty lazy in getting my firewood as you all know and I don't see me getting much of it, as it is frozen to the ground and there is so much frost attached, it dulls my chain. So, I cheated this year and ordered 2 cords of wood, all birch and for the price, well worth it. $440 for 2 cords.

  I ordered it in rounds because, I didn't want to get to lazy and I will be busy splitting these big boys. This weekend I will stack them to make room.

  Anyway, a few days ago, I went to town to do some shopping and saw these in the freezer. They were $2.00 each and thought I would try them. They weren't bad but, not enough to curb my hunger.

  What was interesting was the containers in side. The main ingredients are in a perforated bowl which sat in a solid bowl which contained the sauce.

  So, I got to thinking that I might be able to reuse these. Like cook up some meals ahead of time and separate the keep the sauce separate from the main ingredients so it doesn't become mushy and use these in the microwave and it will cut down on washing the dishes and pans. Worth the try.

  Using my computer
OK, that's enough for now, gonna try to get something done. Take care