Lion of March

March coming in like a lion.  Saw a big avalanche come down towards Thane today.  It was a “controlled” avalanche where they shot a howizter cannon from across the channel to make it go, but it was a dandy.   Sara said we were out of burger so we got out all the scraps I saved for burger from the fall deer hunts.  I defrost them until I can just barely cut through them with a knife.  Then take the pieces and through the grinder they go.   I packed the burger in bags and Sara vac packed and labeled.  We put about 30 lbs of packages in the freezer.   Not supposed to get above freezing for at least week now, so we should have snow till April for skiing.

Brush with Greatness

I arrived in Fairbanks in August 1983.  I had come to attend the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with 2 classmates from SUNY Cobleskill, along with a 3rd friend who came up to work.  One classmate (Scott) and the worker (Ozzie) grew up over the hill from me in Cuba.  The other classmate (Bob) grew up… Continue Reading


I went over to the cabin on Friday. Hauled over washed sheets and other items on the list from our New Years Day trip. I also had 5 gallons of drinking water, so had to make two trips walking in to the cabin. When I came back for the water, as I started to tie… Continue Reading

Pickled fish day

On Friday, I took out about 6 fillet portions of king salmon from the Craig catch this past summer to thaw. Yesterday, I removed the skin from each fillet, and the ribs. I put some pickling salt in the bottom of a bowl, added a whole fillet, then sprinkled some salt and brown sugar on… Continue Reading


So, I come home expecting to make dinner but Sara is already on it.  Chopping up a big leek just like Lydia on Create TV.  Then a big onion.  She has my ceramic over cast iron pot I garage-saled on the stove.  She says shoot, I didn’t get any stock out.  I’m on it, I… Continue Reading

Woodstove Cooking

Sara’s had the woodstove going full bore since just after I left for Liberia when the cold set in.  On Saturday, she took out a batch of deer ribs from the freezer to boil on the woodstove.  I took out 4 packages of berries – two blue and two red huckleberry – to make pies.  She… Continue Reading