Fireweed Jelly | Preserving the Harvest #SundaySupper

Fireweed for Fireweed Jelly

This Sunday our Sunday Supper contributors are sharing ways to preserve the wonderful bounty we have this time of year. I thought I would take this opportunity to share something I made while we lived in Alaska – Fireweed Jelly. Fireweed is a beautiful wild flower that grows all over Alaska, as well as many […]

Eagle in a Snow Storm

Eagle in a Snow Storm

Today I was running a couple errands, and saw an eagle sitting in a tree next to the river. It was snowing like crazy (still is as I write this) but I had to snap a few photos anyways.

The Last One | #AuroraBorealis

Aurora Borealis

This is it. This is probably the last opportunity I will ever have to see this amazing, breathtaking and glorious sight. The weather was bad – in the negatives and there were high, thin clouds that distorted the lights. But nonetheless, the show was still beautiful, and I loved every second of it. I will […]

I will Always Love You Alaska! | #Giveaway

Alaska

In two weeks, movers will be coming to my home and packing up everything we own, loading them up on a truck, and hauling them all off to Alabama. There are so many things I’m going to miss about this place. Things like this. And this. And this! Oh, and these! And this! Over the […]

Ahhh…Spring!

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The sun is shining. The birds are tweeting. The flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. Somewhere that isn’t here. Oh and by the way, in 2 weeks I have movers coming to pack everything we own. And you see that mountain of snow covering my yard? Yeah…I have lawn ornaments under it. Somewhere.

Oh Aurora, I will Miss You Too!

Aurora Borealis

Yesterday morning, I made a comment on a facebook page that I hoped to get another good show before we leave Alaska. Now that spring is here, the light is returning at a super fast pace, gaining about 7 minutes a day – and soon we won’t be able to see the Aurora anymore. Well, […]

Snow Removal

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Here’s the thing about living in Fairbanks, Alaska… They don’t plow much. When the snow comes in October, the plows don’t immediately rush out out to clear the roads. If your lucky, they’ll clear the main roads and highways. But the residential roads? Well, for the most part, everyone just drives on it, packs it […]

Mentally Preparing for the Move | #MilitaryMonday

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So now that we know were we are heading next, I’m thinking about what this means for our family. Leaving Alaska in a mere 45 days, means that my “Alaska Bucket List” has now been capped. I’ll never be able to empty it of the plans we had for our remaining time here. We had […]

Aurora Watching

Aurora Borealis - Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Last night we had another beautiful show of the Aurora Borealis. It was so great, that I did a very rare thing. I went home before it was over! This show kept going, and going and going. I stuck it out as long as I could, but when it got to the point that I […]

Another Visitor–Bald Eagle

Our latest visitor, a Bald eagle

Yesterday morning, the mother and young bull returned to our back yard. But those weren’t our only visitors yesterday. In the afternoon, my neighbor called over to us, and brought this one to our attention.  

Moose in the Morning

Moose in the Morning

Last week I shared some photos of a moose in our back yard. Well, the very next day, there was not only a moose out there, but a moose with her yearling baby bull. When I woke up, I looked out the window and there they were, bedded down by the crab apple trees.  

Aurora is Teasing Us

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So after weeks and weeks of bitter cold and no light sightings, Aurora finally decided to show up, when it wasn’t –51 degrees. But she was such a tease! She hid behind the clouds.