We'll be arriving at our little piece of Alaska at the end of April. Snow or Mud, who knows, who cares. Lived in both. Gravel, sand, loam, dirt... it will be our place to build our "Cabin in the North." Won't be having running water nor a flushable commode. Won't have the annoyance of teens refusing to get off the computers anymore. Will have to cut cord galore, haul water, empty buckets, live off what we have. Hunt, fish... dry, smoke, can... how awesome! Grow what little we can... maybe have a milk goat or two, raise a bunny or quite a few. Now, that's the way to live!
Get off to town once, twice a month before stocking up for winters. The kids will walk to the bus stand a mile or so away for school. They'll have a chance to ponder while traveling the 30/40 miles before and after class.
Sounds so familiar to the way I grew up and have lived before. I am so very excited to be doing it again.