It’s easy to start feeling blue in autumn, especially in a place like Cordova, where you can gain 10 inches of rain and lose 5 minutes of daylight in a day. But there is still so much beauty to see, bounty to harvest and sometimes even some sunshine! Happy Fall, everyone!
Nagoon berries ripe for the picking and plentiful. Patches like this are highly coveted and usually pretty hard to find, but this was a good berry year.
Termination dust on the mountain tops as we drive out to collect firewood
Have you met our chickens yet? We named them all after characters from the show Arrested Development, but luckily we can’t tell them apart now. It’d be pretty hard to butcher them if we could…
On a lunchtime hike at Crater Lake Trail
Timber poses on a perfect fall lunch hike up Crater Lake
On an after-work hike up Ski Hill, Timber poses by the CWC cell tower at the top
The clouds part long enough for a glimpse of Mt. Eccles from the I-Float, where my friends live in a floathouse in the Cordova harbor.
Fresh moose steaks on the grill! That’s why Fall is the best time for potlucks!!
Timber guards the chickens as we work on house projects on a busy Saturday.
Seasonal employers like the Forest Service always slow down in the Fall, but this was taken during the government shutdown. Only 2 essential employees 😦
A beautiful fall scene from my office window.
Micah’s mom and I visit the Sheridan Glacier and hike down to the lake
Fall is the time of subsistence and Micah was lucky enough to draw a bull moose tag this year. But taking down and processing a moose is a group effort. We shared the work and the meat evenly with our friend Marty and his family.
Micah’s mom caught the first Copper River Salmon of the day. Can you see all the bugs?! It’s was crazy!
Another lunch time hike, this time up Ski Hill on a surprisingly warm September day.
What a bounty! I was able to harvest a full container of blueberries and a container of Chantrel and Angel Wing mushrooms on the same hike!