Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2012«

Little Man Learns to Ski

February 19, 2012


Sunday is the day that I focus on furthering my kids’ skills on skis. My daughter skis with the local 4H nordic ski club and I ski with my son during that time. The little man was first out on skis a couple of years ago. We put his skis in the tracks and he […]

A Fishing Mother’s Daughter

February 18, 2012


Earlier this fall my daughter was presented with the challenge of creating a drawing that would be adjudicated by the Juneau Public Library in a contest that would grant winners the honor of their entry being printed into a bookmark for the library system. Out of all the 4th graders who entered the contest, my […]

Smoke Perfume

February 17, 2012


More snow fell on Eaglecrest last night and I headed up to do some downhill and cross-country skiing. The sun broke through the fog just as I got to the top and I went in search of some untouched powder. I got a little mad at myself for being chicken on a steep chute, but […]

The Fifth Taste

February 16, 2012


We got some snow at the elevations last night so I headed up to Eaglecrest this morning to get on my downhill skis. The snow at the bottom of the mountain was very heavy, but at the top and down to mid-mountain the snow was powdery and I managed to find some sections that hadn’t […]

No Doubt, A Better Brownie

February 15, 2012


I am learning to navigate on Twitter and along the way found some admired foodie writers to follow. My regard for Francis Lam was spawned when he spoke out for protecting Bristol Bay and its wild salmon resource during his days at While he was there I tried many of his recipes that really […]

Sockeye Salmon Love

February 14, 2012


It’s raining at sea level, but at the base of Eaglecrest snow is falling. The old icy snow on the nordic trails was frighteningly fast in places, but the little bit of fresh snow on top made for more manageable speeds. Let it snow, we need it. Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you like the […]

A Salmon Hue

February 13, 2012


Today I helped herd Fourth Graders on skis around the Mendenhall Campground. They all got back on the bus relatively unscathed and I had just enough energy to go around a couple more times. The snow is really starting to break down and get mushy with lots of pinecones and pine needles mixed in. The […]

We Fish

February 12, 2012


It’s time to get out with my kids on a Sunday and ski. Looking through pictures to find words, I found this. We fish for salmon in Bristol Bay, captain boats, pick and pull nets. We sell fish, save some for ourselves, and eat fish. We share this bounty with our families and friends. It […]

Passing It On

February 11, 2012


My Dad put me on skis almost as soon as I was able to walk and sometimes I think skiing feels more natural to me than walking. It makes more sense to me anyway because of the glide aspect that is involved. Dad, I thank you for laying the groundwork for me. I skied Eaglecrest […]

Sweetness for a Spring Day in February?

February 10, 2012


I headed up to Eaglecrest nordic trails again today and had a nice long skate ski in the warm sun. It was just like spring skiing with the snow starting to bog down where the sun is hitting it hard and really fast and icy on the snow in the shade. I think I am […]

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