Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Visiting TrumpLand

Quite a number of Canadians I've talked to are refusing to visit the United States because it has now become TrumpLand, a mirror world where truth=false news and immigrants aren't 'us', they are 'them'. I too am boycotting TrumpLand but I make an exception for Alaska. It was a hard decision because I don't want to spend my money in a country that elects an ass as its President, but then I live in Canada under Harper so I felt I shouldn't judge Americans too harshly. Yes, exempting Alaska is self serving because it is the only part of the States I've visited in the last 5 years, but I feel I can rationalize my decision: I really want to go to the South East Alaska State Fair! 


Last winter Christopher brought me an orchid, unfortunately It got frost nipped on the way into the house and the blooms dropped.  About two months ago a new stem appeared and for about the last three weeks we've been enjoying the new blooms.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Vegetable Gardens

I'm very happy with our vegetable gardens are doing this year. I planted each a month apart which seems perfect for staged salad production. 

Fish Camp

Salmon drying in the sun.

Strips of salmon curing in the sun. After they are tacky, they'll be put near the smokey fire. Some of them will be frozen for half-dry fish, others will be completely dried and stored in an outdoor cache. 

A single salmon roe. Females are released if they are alive when the boys pull the net.

The roe is dried for future use.

This monster Chinook is called a King in Canada. In the States all Chinook are called Kings.

One morning's haul.

What a head! The gills are cut out, then the heads are boiled and eaten. A delicacy for some.

The fish drying and smoking.

The new 'summer kitchen' that Paul and Eddie built.

The backbones are dried and smoked to use for winter soups and dog treats.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017


While we were in olds we picked up some of their fabulous bacon, we had bacon and eggs yesterday and today a beautiful BLT on the deck in the surprising sunshine.  

Arctic term


Boats with Heritage

As part of the Canada 🇨🇦 150 celebrations a number of different traditional style boats were built here in Whitehorse. Today was their launch. The group included a birch bark canoe, a moosehide covered boat, a sealskin kayak, a SE Alaska style dugout and a Maori dugout. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Salon Has Booze! Head to Toe Revap

I've been seeing the same fabulous hairdresser for years (no I won't give you her name because it's already hard to get in to see her) and the salon recently move to new digs. Spectacular new digs with marble floors and sparkly chandeliers and a liquor licence!