7.15.2008

The Back .45






Myra and I have dreamed for quite some time of having a little piece of earth to call our own, and as of today, we can call ourselves land owners. Money changed hands as we were given the paperwork showing us to be the new owners of a lot Louden Loop... a full .45 acres worth.

Myra and I can not say that we were working the back 40 today, but working the whole .45 kept us quite content. After all, we live in the bush, and though we don't have a small farm worth of land, we have a trail that you will be able to see from our kitchen window that will lead to a back 4000 worth of wilderness to play in.

The pictures can help you get and idea of what our lot looks like. There is a good stand of birch, a little crest to build on that works back to tundra-esque landscape in the far back. You can also see the tools Myra and I had fun with while the kids were either at softball or vacation bible school. Yeah, not as dramatic as a pair of Stihl chainsaws, but once in a while the little boy in me would kick out with a brrrrrrnggggg...nnnnnnnnn and I would let the saw vibrate as it "idled" after felling yet another tree.

So... the bonus of a pair of loppers and an old bow saw: 1) good gas milage 2) no-one will be calling us nubby any time soon 3) peace and quiet 4) you still get to knock really big things down.

Tomorrow we will take the kids to help clear some of the brush (all of the wild roses of Alaska seem to have originated from our lot), and Kemper to pee on every tree he can see on our property (he'll need to drink a lot of water tomorrow morning in preparation).

8 comments:

henry said...

miss u guys so much i love every picture man and nice trees miss u guys and love u guys

DuneMoose said...

Proud of you guys!

Jeni said...

Looks beautiful. Glad you got a good workout. Kemper looks too cute in that photo. I better not show Berry or she will go crazy. I'm filled with joy on how God is leading and blessing you. The kids driving makes me glad I'm not near. Excellent blog!

matthew said...

Myra and Jason,
I am so happy that you guys finally got what you wanted. I wish you the best! Great site, helps me to follow along with life in the bush.

DuneMoose said...

Just seems like you guys fit better in Galena. And those Birch... you can tap them for syrup base, harvest bark for canoes and some exotic Alaskan stationery, burn it nice hot and slow in the stove, make incredible hardwood bats/furniture/bowls/hot pads, use them for shade in the summer, wind block in the winter, hang hammocks and swings from them, suspend bird houses, clothes lines, and just gaze at them. I enjoy the updates!

Haviland's said...

the back .45

a very nice ring to it!

Eluciq said...

awe...land of your own...a place to call home...so cool! i look forward to the construction, as i just love the house style you have chosen...pure beauty!

Trappin' & Coffee said...

Land...Roots...Home...mmmm, makes me think of baking bread, or making pancakes (and birch syrup)!