Thursday, June 12, 2014

An Alaskan Afternoon

We're to the part of the year now when it never gets dark. Afternoon lasts long into the evening.

                                  I took this photo at 11:30pm yesterday.


              The woods are full of wild roses, irises and bluebells and other flowers I can't name.





                                                   My pumpkin and radish seedlings!

                                                                 The goats browsing.


                                                           An angry Lucy the Goosie.


Sadly, we lost all of our ducks to a fox this spring, so we are starting over with new Khaki Campbell ducklings.

One more rose picture.

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Adventures of the Old AlaskAnna

I've been lazy. Maybe it's the weather, the fact that I've been working a lot lately, or my insomniacal ways, or that I've been watching too much Doctor Who, or the fact that I am lazy (at least about blogging and sewing).
But I have been doing other things!

Adventure #1.) Much of  Junebug's (a goat) hair has fallen out. We don't know what is going on, and it doesn't seem as if she has mange, so we try to keep minerals in her. She seems fine otherwise, and I think that her long hairs are growing back in.

Adventure #2.) I sewed an apron for a friend for Christmas. As she lives in sunny Florida, I made it a tied halter neck . I thought that it turned out wonderfully, and my friend adores it. This would be great item to sell on my Etsy shop and at bazaars. They are very easy to try on, unlike other items of clothing.

Adventure #3.) I learned to make kombucha. Two weeks ago, a friend had me over, taught me to make it, and gave me a starter SCOBY. It's very easy to make, and it's $3.29 at the grocery store for sixteen ounces, so I'm happy to learn to make my own. Tomorrow the brew will have been fermenting for two weeks, so I will strain the the SCOBY out, and put ginger and some blueberries in it to ferment for a few more days. I hope it turns out okay.
This is a good article on making kombocha. 
                                                     Yum, yum! (maybe if you're Klingon :)

One last note: the sunshine is back in my house! It's always a happy time when that happens!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

No, I was not Swallowed by the Apocalypse

Hello again! Winter solstice was on December 21st, and we are now gaining more light each day. Today we gained fifty-nine seconds; our total length of day today will be 3 hours, 42 minutes. The total light for the day was 6 hours and 33 minutes. It may not sound like much, but soon we will be gaining several minutes.     

Friday, September 28, 2012


Sorry, my few faithful readers that I haven't posted. My last post was to complain about the weather! I've been having problems with Blogspot; I hope to get them fixed soon!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rain, Rain and More Rain

Ugh. It has just been raining and raining and raining lately. The summer days are running out, and this season has seemed to be rainier then usual.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New goat!

Firefly kidded on June 7th, in the evening. She only had one kid, a buckling with a coup-blanc coloring. He has no name yet, but I think he needs a French name. He is only three days old, and already he is growing up! He is jumping and running around. It is too bad he has no one to play with. Of course, he is so cute! And Firefly is a good mother.

I was nervous for this kidding, after Rose's horrendous kidding last spring. This little guy did have to be pulled out, because Firefly wasn't progressing properly. But we all made it.

I can't believe that Firefly is all grown up with a kid of her own!