Category: Alaskan Life

Family Time!

By , June 29, 2019

It started yesterday when Aly staggered over to the cabin, sick.

We don’t know what happened, although since it’s been sunny and unusually hot here, we strongly suspect heat exhaustion. Whatever the case, Aly had a tour scheduled, and we needed to help her call in sick.

Michelle hiked over to the bay to talk to the boss, who had spent the night at his family’s Mud Bay home. To get to his house, she had to skirt a brown bear that has haunted the bay all summer. Once they’d talked, Michelle waited for him to leave, so they could go together, in case the bear had stuck around.

“Is that your brother-in-law’s boat?” he asked, pointing toward the mouth of the bay.

sailing vessel Wayward

Dave and Anke’s hand-built sailboat, Wayward, at anchor in Mud Bay (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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Summer Shift

By , June 7, 2019

The summer season has arrived, and the homestead has entered the Summer Shift.

The Summer Shift not only encompasses all the homesteading activities that take place in summer—cutting and hauling firewood, fishing, gardening, construction, improvements and repair, and more—but, perhaps paradoxically, adjusts to accommodate those of us who have less time to devote to these activities.

Tourships in Lynn Canal

Evening rush hour: a couple of cruise ships head south down Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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