With summer approaching we’re as anxious as a racehorse waiting for the gate to open!
We managed to make time for a day trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, about a 2 hour drive to the tip of the Turnagain Arm. It was a beautiful day, perfect for the Little One to meet all sorts of neat Alaskan animals; Caribou, Bears, Musk Ox, Lynx, and many more! They do a lot of work with rescuing and rehabilitating native wild animals in Alaska and the Yukon. When we visited in 2015, they had just released a herd of 100 wood bison in Southwest Alaska, which has since been a successful release.
When the weather is cold or otherwise crummy, we make up for it by cooking some excellent cuisines. Thai curry is one of our favorites as it always brings back fond memories of tropical beaches, even in the middle of a snowstorm. Our sourdough game also continues to improve, usually working it’s way into most of our baked good nowadays.
As the days get warmer, they get longer as well. We are currently seeing about 14 hours of sunlight each day. Along with the return of the warmth and sunlight have come the birds! We have had the small chickadees around all winter, but there are probably 6 different varieties frequenting our feeder now. I asked them where they had been all winter - they tweeted at me, but I’m not on Twitter.
Not too much else this month, somewhat of a slow one. We are expecting some good progress in the coming weeks - stay tuned!
Thanks for reading!
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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