My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Monday, April 20, 2015

Checking in

Hi everyone, thought I would check in and let you know, everything is fine.. This time of year in Alaska is referred to "Breakup". It is a transitioning period from Winter to Spring and Summer. It can actually be a tough time for some Alaskans. The weather goes back and forth and can be depressing. I am also subject to this time of the year. Anyway, I am feeling fine and trying to get things done but, it's hard with the rain showing up off and on, seems more on. Anyway, I'm presently working on a few projects and will reveal them when finished. I've had some great meals lately.

                                                             Some Dinners

Sauteed Chicken, peppers, onion, peas and carrots with soy sauce

Sauteed steak strips, peppers, onions and snap peas.

Here, I grilled a marinated pork roast to add to the peppers and onions.

Grilled marinated pork roast medallions with a side of sauteed peppers and onions.
My whole purpose is to eat healthier these days I need to choose different healthy side dishes so it doesn't get boring.

Grilled skinless chicken with mashed sweet potato, peas and carrots.

These new birds have showing up for the last couple of days, I will look them up once I find my bird

So, not a whole lot of excitement going on. Today is overcast and dreary. I am working on a couple of projects at the moment and Next month I hope to have more truckloads of fill brought in to fill in the front yard. Then soil and I can plant grass, flowers and put in a decent garden. When we start getting more sunny days, I will Start my weekend travels and getaways. I hope everyone is doing fine and in good health. More to come. 

UPDATE: Yesterday after posting this blog, my property was dry and pretty much, free of snow. I woke up to this

This morning is 30 degrees and 2" of snow. Talk about bummers. So much for the work I had planned outside. I expect it to be gone by tonight.

Sunday, April 5, 2015


I hope everyone is enjoying Easter and having fun. My day has been pretty good so far, I woke up to a very nice morning, 30 degrees
Breakfast was excellent, tasted very good. Got to have toast with my stove top toaster.

Easter dinner was a Buffalo steak, baked potato, mixed vegetables. Mmmm! Good
Dessert wasn't bad either, Apple pie and Hazelnut coffee.
So far, the day is very nice and sunny, a bit breezy and about 50 degree.

I have been using my new tablet to take photos as my laptop is still not working. I bought a new battery for it and when I turned it on, nothing. It appears it  was a victim of my snowmachine trip from Alexander Creek. I had a tech look at it and he gave me an estimate of $150-$225 to fix it. For a couple of hundred bucks more, I can buy a new one. The only thing is, all my photos and personal stuff is on it. Because I put out a lot of money to get my car fixed, I have to put my computer fix on hold. It always has too be something.

Because of the weather conditions, my plans to haul freight out to my remote cabin are on hold. I will have to fly what I can. I have talked with the owner of Trail Ridge Air in Anchorage at Lake Hood. He told me he can keep my costs down by sharing the plane with someone else. I will have to use a DeHaviland Beaver on floats.
, like this one.
What would life be without setbacks and challenges? I won't allow it to affect me. In the mean time, I will do more work around the town cabin and decided to enjoy Summer by taking some road trips, fishing and have some fun. I've let both properties run my life, nooo more.  So, you are all going to see a different side of me. That's my Easter resolution, lol. Take care

Taking off from Alexander Creek.

This is my first video upload, hope it works.