God’s Provisions Warning: Moose Story

We got a good dusting of snow today. It came pretty steadily most of the day. It might be a half inch. God has given us a surprise provision today. Just about 8 am Brian answered the phone and it was the state troopers about a moose. Voice For Christ Ministries is on their charity […]

Just Dandy

Michaela picked some dandelions yesterday. Well, I saw a neighbor’s yard with bright yellow dandelions and told Michaela that if she picked them for me that I would pay her a penny for each…(I thought that would help keep them from spreading!) Michaela didn’t pick as many as she could have, but she did a […]

Wutta view

Turkey Shoot

I have never seen a turkey shoot anything. Neither have I ever attended a Turkey Shoot until today. Gabrielle and Elliot tried their skill at shooting since they each completed a gun safety course last fall. They each paid $2.00 for ten bullets rounds. Gabrielle used a gun .22 bolt-action single shot open -sight rifle. […]

Birthdays and “The Boys”

On our fridge are pictures of the children when they were 3,  6,  9,  12,  and 15.  We got the pictures taken throughout the year at a place that  has wooden numerals to use as props.  I like to look back and know how old the child was when the picture was taken.  This is the year […]

condemnation, barley, and mildew

One day last week, a little girl in our house was not especially enjoying her lunch that included barley.  I guess that she was dodging the thought of finishing the lunch because she asked me, out of the blue, “Mom, what is ‘condemnation’ ?” I explained that the word starts with the word ‘condemn’ and […]


We recently had an opportunity to experience MUKTUK. I even asked how to spell the word so as to sound more knowledgable. The Muktuk looked like half inch cubes of tofu; creamy colored. I expected it to be soft like that, too. Instead, it was rather chewy with a rather firm texture. This is how […]

The Fair is done for this year

The results are now in and I have four of the best  in my own family. I am not being partial to my own children. I have documented proof from people who have just recently met my children. Well, seeing is believing, right? God has really blessed us with children who enjoy life and learning. […]

Fair-ly great

Our children are having a great week while participating in the Tanana Valley State Fair. We are just over half-way done, so the final count of awards cannot be told. We have begun a display at home of the ribbons that the children have been allowed to bring home. There are six blue (first place), […]

 Bo is wearing a cone to keep him from irritating his surgery site after being neutered. This procedure was necessary for him to become more focused on the work of a guide than on the whims of being a male dog.  The training is paying off in interesting tricks for Sim’s fish.  One or both can […]