The first snow is like…

Yesterday we had our very first snow of the season. It looked like almost a foot of snow fell! Not getting any snow until November 17 is highly unusual but since our summer had record-breaking heat, I’m not sure what to expect this winter. It snowed all day yesterday. Huge fluffy flakes. Watching the snow…

What it’s like having a baby with Down Syndrome

Even before I was married with any kids, I always knew that there was a chance of me having a child with special needs. I always told myself I would stop having kids at 40 because I knew after that, my chances increased with having a child with special needs. The older I got the…

Chi! Chi! Chi-Ken!

The girls greeted us when we got home. These Speckled Sussex are the smartest and nicest chickens we’ve ever had. They even come when we call them. “Chi! Chi! Chi-Ken!” They come a running because they know we have treats. Even if they hear our door open, they come running. These girls let us pet…

The birth of Charlie 

On Thursday, May 4th we went out to the barn and to our surprise Becky had one huge buckling and Charity had one little doeling. I knew that Becky was all done kidding. Her buckling was licked dry and looked well fed. Charity on the other hand, her doeling still looked wet. Charity looked like…

Break up in Alaska

10p in Alaska With each passing day, we are gaining over 5 minutes of light. Right now we’re at around 15 hours of daylight and the snow is almost gone. Everything is really muddy and wet. One of my favorite things about this time of year is that I don’t have to carry anymore buckets…

My big mistake – 01.19.2017

Alaska weather never ceases to amaze me. This morning it was -37 degrees outside. I knew I had to get outside to make sure that my animals were well fed and watered. In these temperatures, that’s about the only thing that’s keeping them warmish and alive. I kept myself warm with two down coats, a…

Winter in Alaska

Years before I ever moved to Alaska, I saw this segment on Dateline or the likes. It was about how there were tons more men than women here. I joked and told all my friends that I was moving to Alaska. Funny how things work out. Looking for love? Don’t give up. Love is were…