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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. […]

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 […]

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), […]

Liver and Onions

Note: There are NO pictures with this post. This disclaimer is for those who don’t like raw food. Yesterday we got a moose liver. This was just an average moose liver, in that it FILLED a Rubbermaid dishpan. Gabrielle removed the outer membrane and Mom sliced it. We could have had liver and onions for […]


The latest “hot” news around here is the lightening-started wild fires in the Interior. I nearly took a picture yesterday to show how dark it was in mid-afternoon… Though a picture of dark isn’t really very interesting! Our boys turned on the string of “Christmas” lights that are on the deck rail at the radio […]

Sweet visit

A very sweet visit has just come to an end as Mom is now on a plane to the “lower 48”. Laurie’s mom and Laurie’s sister came for a two week visit to Nenana. They had a a peaceful time and we skipped all school lessons to help put together ten jigsaw puzzles that average […]