How have ya been?
Been busy myself,July and August whizzing buy in a series of small 1-3 "nights" or locally known as "Sleeps" due to the sun never setting till mid July. So lotsa campin' out, but with 24 hour sun recently leaving us till next May, we really do have night again, stars, Moon and Darkness have decended apon this end of the world. I figured with my improved internet I would share pictures, and if it really is that good, some vids as well....
So here go's
So the Oldest Daughter Tin tanned, cut, sewed and wore her own caribou Parka at Kotzebue's 4th of July "Miss Arctic Teen" and took second
Mammoth hunting went along well and contenues....some folks have had great luck, and some gots none.....
As well as the fishing's been pretty hot, though were waiting to get more as were outta space at the moment......
Camping weathers been goo too, 'cept the rain all the long day.
Just dry up in the night wind and fire
Some days were perfect....
Gathering greens and berrys has been lucrative this summer, my daughter took a trip to San Francisco with 700$ spending $$ in blueberry picking and sales ~~LOL!!~~
Hunting has been very good too. Some Caribou for drying, some were fat enough to eat right away and freeze for later. What we couldnt give or trade we dryed and its 1/2 gone now. Maby a bit strong for southern palates, but hot weather Caribou meats ferment a bit and as long as they are aired properly, they become a 'melt in yer mouth" kina meats.
Im out for skins to make Parkas and such from. The short hairs are ideal for clothing, so I get then "NOW!!!" while I can as the hairs are a growing with each passing day.
Took some friends out a time or two as well.......
This timma year is perfect for the getting bellys of white so the ladys can use them to great effect on clothing decoration's.
And the women just do their thang....
Bears, Musk Ox, Sheep and such, on the left, with newly caught Parka Skins all dry'd and awaitin' tanning on the right.
With the skin a a baby Ring Seal my 14 year old daughter clubber to death on the seaside after stalking it while it slept She cut off the pelt, froze it for her mom, render'd the blubber into oil and dryed/froze the meats while babysitting for her oldest brother in his seaside village , Iím very proud
She also brought home her share for butchering of Beluga whale, and that boiled to egg like softness, eaten with dryed Caribou and mustard, Blue berrys and tea, its a very healthy way to go.
Gotta gas up and watch the weather, I think I don't have enough Caribou.........yet........~~LOL!!!~~
This was all brought to me by hard work, sweat and an Finn M-39, shooting Czeck lightball 7.62X54r FMJ's