|First official day of FROST!|
ShoppingEvery year before we return to village life and work we have to shop in Anchorage. This event is not one of my favorite things to do but it is a must! We have two small stores in the village. I have to admit they carry a reasonable variety of foods. No matter what it is still nice to have a larger selection of food for the year. We head to Costco and buy a lot of food to ship up north for the school year.
Now that we don't eat wheat we are buying less process foods like cereal, snacks, and what not. This certainly helps, but no matter what we spend about $2,000 on this shopping trip. Once all items are bought we then take them back to the motel, pack the goods into totes, zip tie them. The final stop is the airport post office to mail our food to ourselves.
We do buy cheese and salami meats but those are frozen and we carry them in our bags that will fly with us. Some salamis don't need to be cool until you open them which is great as they go in the totes.
YarnOnce back in the village my first package was yarn that the Knit 'N Needle sent up to me from Montana. I love Harrisville Design yarn it is one of my favorite 100% wool yarns. They have rich colors and the yarn is full of life!
|This yarn will be used with some quivit that I have been given. This Berroco Ultra Alpaca.|
|Malabrigo most likely for a hat or felted baby booties.|
|Blue Sky Suri for linings in mittens, hats, or cuffs.|
Once back in the village there have been a few changes. The radio station now has a fun bright mural on the little addition they built.
|We now have these huge rocks lining the beach road to help protect the shore line from erosion from our fall storms.|
|Work, yeap I am here to work. August inservice with a bit of knitting, lots of tea, while learning the ins and outs of our new math program.|
|Tundra mushrooms which have been plentiful this year. I am not picking these mushrooms. I just enjoy seeing them popping up through the tundra ground cover.|
|When we return tot he village the Fireweed is in full bloom and coming to the end of summer. When the Fireweed reaches the top of the stalk with blooms then summer will be coming to end.|
|Cotton grass which is always fun to see. It reminds me of snow and a Jan Brett's book: Trouble With Trolls.|
|PDS DK yarn left over from some other projects. I am knitting up a pair of opposite socks as best I can . . . I know I am going to run out but that was the point.|
A Great Raining Day Ride!My friend Robin called one morning wanting to know if I would like to ride up to North River Bridge, and then shuttle her dog Kuvi back home. Well of course I would! Robin has a packraft and she hauled that up on her back. This is the point of the packraft it is design for being hauled over the place and when needed you inflate it and paddle. It is a really cool thing!
|Mud---yeap it was muddy and wet ride!|
|Old cabin for a dry out, tea break, and raft inflating.|
|This huge bladder is used to inflate the raft really in minutes!|
|Packraft ready to go!|
|Where all the trees are in the distance is the river that we left Robin. Kuvi and I are riding home and the fall colors are just beginning to change.|
|Tundra and landscape . . . I just love it!|
|Windmills which help cut electrical costs to the villagers.|
|Lets say enough! I agree, Tally! I am caught up with the blog. I feel like I can now work on my new goal! Stay off of Facebook and use the nice old fashion blog which is a bit out of style but so am I!|