Thursday, September 22, 2011
Blogger has gone all wonky with the order of my photos! The full moon was up the Takhini river on a fun fishing trip last week. We fished a big eddy FULL of grayling. You could see where the fish were holding and watch them feeding. Lots of fun putting a fly right over them and then to watch them refuse your offering....but that's fishing! We finally found some irristable flies and caught some. We saved two for a very tasty dinner.
All the big peaks have snow caps. It might melt off, but I doubt it! August turned out to be a lot like a normal September and September has been about right. The long-range forecast doesn't look good.....so if it turns out cooler than normal it won't be unexpected.
We are off to the Hot Springs at Liard River, last taste of warmth for a bit! Nice way to celebrate the end of the tourist season.
Monday, September 5, 2011
It has been quite a while since I have updated this blog. Been a very busy Summer, with weddings, a couple of wood kiln firings back to back, teaching, watering the garden everyday, chickens, and the list goes on and on. Finally started to rain, just at the tail end of gardening season.
We saw a huge number of bears this year. Every time we went to town or Skagway we saw at least one. Usually more than one. They haven't been in the yard thanks to Cassie the dog. Also it has been the year of the mouse. An amazing number of the little devils have met their maker thanks to our traps and the trusty mutt. Voles, deer mice ugh!! One night we caught EIGHT in our root cellar.
My next task is to fill up the wood kiln for another firing (or two) before Winter arrives. Yep, the fun never ends around here!!