Even though there are still some snow banks lingering around, summer is here!
With summer approaching we’re as anxious as a racehorse waiting for the gate to open!
With everything from cabin projects to skiing at an abandoned gold mine, this past month has been a blast!
Even the morning traffic is beautiful in Alaska!
Watch this neat time lapse of the beautiful Alaskan Autumn as Pete builds our wood shed then fills it with firewood
It's high noon on the Winter Solstice as light trickles through the spruce trees.
Check out this new video of Pete building the Log Frame storage loft for our garage...
Autumn falls into winter as we get our first snow here on the homestead.
July has gone by in the blink of an eye!
Here in Alaska, we are waist deep in summer!
We slept in one morning in early May and totally missed Spring!
Well, he finally finished it! Not the cabin itself, but the video of him building it...
Along with March came many new experiences in Alaska!
Winter chugs along, as do we! Steady progress has been made on the homestead over the past few weeks. We finally have fresh clean drinking water on tap! What a luxury.
We are back! Back with a big announcement: a new addition was added to our family in November: little Baby Girl!
It is well into October already, and looking back since our last post, so much has been accomplished on the cabin build. We were on a roll with continuing to get dried in before the colder weather sets in for good.
We apologize for the delayed post! Things have been busy as we continue to make progress on the cabin.
Wow! August is over and July seems like forever ago. Pete and I loose track of time so easily as it flies by. We call this the 'Alaskan time warp'.
We are building upwards! This week Pete built and raised all four walls by himself.
Yikes! About two weeks since our last post. The focus on the cabin, chores and exploring have consumed our time in these weeks. I suppose it's fair to say we didn't come here to sit on the computer or watch TV!
We received a bit of rain and cooler temperatures this past week which was a blessing!
This week Pete rented the mini excavator for another couple of days. We used it to dig a trench to extend the septic line from the RV pad to the site of the future cabin, about 40'. I tried operating the mini excavator and quickly found out it takes a bit of practice to accurately dig a narrow trench.
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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