The wife and I have had this incredible last coupe weeks together roaming the southern end of Kotzebue Sound JUST The two of us
Finnaly, for the first time in 20 years we have finnally reached the point where we left the kids with a very responsible oldest son. Of the 7 kids, the 19 son year old moved to the next village, but the oldest son and the 5 daughters are a working ,tight knit crew, and for once, Im glad the oldest son is strict...(~~LOL!!~~poor girls!)
Wev'e been boating ,mammoth hunting, berry and greens picking, shooting and drying Caribou and getting our camping spots to good use, as well as visiting friends here in Deering that we moved away from last November.....all kid free. I mean we hauled those kids EVERYWHERE.
Weve been trying to get home with our load and have been waysided because of winds. We have a freezer to take home as well, and we were hoping to go get the kids, leave the freezer and dry meats and hides at home, turn around with the boat and get our family Ox hunt going.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuutttt Nooooooooooooooooo......the winds that dry meat so well also make big waves in the Ocean.
Weve call'd them when we can and often to our joy we find that most the girls are out picking berrys now with greens, and since our departure our oldest has been picking off Caribou by the two and threes as well.........and no one told them to go, they just go.
So it seems, no one is really at a loss , but we do miss each other much, but man, were having FUN!!!
Seems were just not fishing much till August.
The delimma is this; its great weather friday,and we would surly have smooth sailing, all the way, and we miss our kids and home and showers, washing machine and my favorite knifes......
Ox hunting is on Saturday and we have three different herds with excellent FAT flatbacked mature Bulls....and two would fiit very nicley butcherd in that 20cf freezer were taking.....and dryed stuff is bulky but very light.....
Never mind, Ill bum a camera Saturday and give ya the story about the hunt........