The wild weather this month has shown us nearly an entire winter’s worth of excitement in just the past four weeks! Heavy snow loads on trees and high winds have nearly knocked down enough trees in the backyard to give us mountain views. You have to look between the remaining standing spruce to see the peaks of the Chugach Mountains across the bay.
September and October had us scrambling to button up a laundry list of projects before the inevitable snowfall.
With over 5 inches of rain this month and darkness creeping back into the night, August washes summer away.
As is typical, the month of July has been near non-stop hustle and bustle!
With a bit of rain nearly every day this month, we are on track for a bumper crop of mosquitoes!
With more daylight than we know what to do with, this month has had us busy, busy, busy...
Here in Alaska, season change seems to happen in the blink of an eye!
With daylight stretching past bedtime, the snow is melting double time!
Our firewood supply is getting skinny, so warm temperatures must be just around the corner!
Above average temperatures in January have had us feeling like summer should be coming any day now.
December has made a show-stopping arrival here on the homestead.
Things are chugging right along as winter grinds into gear.
The wood stove has been in use nearly this whole month – it must be winter!
Summer, winter, and fall - September had it all! --Archangel Trail in Hatcher Pass
What a rainy month! With over 6 inches of rain in the past few weeks, we have certainly made up for the hot and dry weather we had during the first half of the summer.
Summer is running by faster than a sockeye in July!
What. A. Month. It really feels like we crammed our entire summer into this one month. We have accomplished so much on the homestead with a little help from our friends and family—even Mother Nature did her part! Where to begin describing this shotgun of a month?
Things are heating up on the homestead! Literally… it’s been getting really hot.
April has arrived—and gone—which is a month that gets us feeling like we are at the starting line waiting for the gun to fire (in our case, Mother Nature to signal) so we can take off and get to work on all of the projects we have laid out over the winter months.
Spring is in the air! Though only reaching daytime high temperatures in the mid 40°s, with the sun climbing higher and higher in the sky and the remaining snow blanket reflecting and intensifying it, we’ve actually had a couple days of T-shirt weather. It’s obviously a good time for getting the first sunburn of the year as well.
This year on February 2nd, Groundhog's Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, indicating 6 more weeks of winter. However, with only a 60% track record, we don't put too much weight behind that little critter.
This month has been a whirlwind, quite literally.
With the winter solstice behind us, bright days are on the horizon!
Though only the end of November, it feels as if we've been through nearly an entire winter already.
What a rainy/snowy month it has been!
Hello, I am Melissa, owner of Wild North Design. Recently, my husband and I decided to pick up and move to Alaska. This dream has been a couple years in the making and we are enjoying the journey so far. We love to learn and make all kinds of things. From wood craft, to painting, to vehicles, landscaping, building, exploring...we love it all! We are finding out that Alaska is a great fit for our restless minds and bodies! Excited for what the future holds for our expanding family!
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