Little Christmas on the Homestead
We celebrated our first Christmas in Haines in 2005. We spent Michelle and Aly's Christmas break at the cabin that year.
We didn't have much daylight, but the weather stayed extremely mild. We did have some snow, especially toward New Year (it's in the background photo). We took advantage of the warm weather to move in a lot of supplies and goods, some by canoe but mostly hauled over the trail, including two new rugs, an easy chair, and pieces of a new woodstove. We averaged at least one round trip between Mud Bay and the cabin each day.
Since we'd already put up our regular Christmas tree in Juneau, we settled on a Christmas branch for the cabin. The wind blew a lot, so the generators provided power to use Christmas lights on the branch and around the cabin entryway, and to play Christmas music.
So, what did we do when we weren't hauling in gear?
We also hiked, visited neighbors (including a great party Christmas night) read, and cooked. Michelle made Christmas dinner on the woodstove, complete with roast duck and plum pudding.
Not the most exciting Christmas, but a very, very good one. We will remember this one fondly for years to come.
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