|Don't let them fool you... they are out for blood.|
My boss and I had to load up this 450 lb. prop on a gravel bar out in the Gates of the Arctic. It's from a flipped DeHavilland Beaver (not ours). They helicoptered the plane out, but left the heavy prop behind and asked us to retrieve it. Imagine two people trying to slide this thing into the back of a tiny bush plane. It was not pretty.
|Imagine the force it took to bend that.|
|A view of the gravel bar on which the other plane crashed.|
|'Is it time for our run yet? Please let it be time for our run!'|
|Hobbes---the most cowardly dog I know.|
|This is Cranny, and all she can think about are the chickens in the pen next to her.|
|My reading material up here: Freedom of the Hills and the Private Pilot Handbook.|
|I've been semi-domestic around here and decided we needed some cucumbers.|
|With the amount of bulk food we have stored, we're ready for the Apocalypse.|
|Charlie Carlos II|
Remarkably he doesn't shed. I have not found a single hair from Carlos in my cabin. Maybe I'll market caribou as the new fashionably trendy non-shedding-pet.
|I'm quite proud of my painting job.|
|A wide array of bike-choices.|
We live off the grid with our own well and solar panels. With 24 hr. sunlight, we've only turned the generator on twice when some thunderstorms rolled by.
A clothes drying rack and compost bin. Unfortunately when you live out in the bush, there's no recycling and most of our trash we dispose of in burn barrels.
|Appendage for the Cat.|
|A lot of my time is spent with a nail-gun on top of ladders.|
|Two day old gosling.|
Remember Olaf? He's the German carpenter that helped us build the airplane 'dog house' hanger. Below are some photos from when he worked as a guide mushing dogs in case you forgot who he was.
|Photo courtesy of http://www.markusegger.com|
He lives on a homestead with 40 sled dogs+50 chickens and supports, as he calls it, his 'dog-mushing habit' by building things.
Olaf saw Pookie the Cat with the gosling in its mouth, chased after it, almost suffocated the cat until it let go of its juicy meal, and rescued the gosling, who by the way is safe and sound without a scratch on him.