Even though there are still some snow banks lingering around, summer is here!
The second half of April has been hot and dry, which is good. The annual spring time pond which forms in our driveway is almost completely dried up. One morning, as Pete was heading into town to run a few errands, his truck got stuck in the middle of the driveway. He spent the remainder of the day digging it out of the soupy mud and then filling in the enormous ruts with logs and rocks, never making it into town that day. And that’s typically how it goes around here – sometimes you have plans for the day, and sometimes the day has plans for you!
We also built our daughter a small kitchen play set. This gives her something to occupy her imagination and also gave mom and dad a little practice in cabinet building! We were happy to take on the project as a “quick” experience builder, and we are glad we did. It certainly didn’t turn out to the quality we would like in our kitchen, but it is good enough for a toddler with a short attention span! One thing we have learned over the past couple years is that doing a practice run before tackling a big project is usually well worth the extra effort.
Other big news is that Wild North Design has significantly upgraded it’s laser marking capabilities and can now do laser cutting as well! We are in the process of designing and producing new inventory which will allow us to fulfill more orders faster.
We have also begun a bit of work in the garden, which we have big, big dreams for. The plan is to add a new 20’x50’ planting area, divided into 4 rows, 4’ wide. Looking at the bare rocky field right now, it’s hard to imagine a lush green paradise, but I really can see it if I close my eyes!
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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