Moose in the Morning

Moose in the Morning

Last week I shared some photos of a moose in our back yard. Well, the very next day, there was not only a moose out there, but a moose with her yearling baby bull. When I woke up, I looked out the window and there they were, bedded down by the crab apple trees.  


2012–The Year in Review

It has been quite a year! I’d like to take a moment and look back at all the highlights from throughout 2012. January In January, we went on a road trip, the farthest west we have been in Alaska. We literally drove to the end of the road in the little village of Manley Hot…

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Drunk Moose Meatballs | It’s a #SundaySupper Holiday Event

This time of year is a special time for families, friends and loved ones to gather together. For some, it is the only time each year that they get to do this. They come together, laugh, share, remember, cry and hold on to memories of past years and holidays gone by. Part of the mission…

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Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy is a favorite dish around here – and made more often for “Breakfast for Dinner” than for actual breakfast! Here is how to make this simple partner for your biscuits.


I’m a Glutton for Punishment

Since we moved to Alaska, I seriously have given up the idea of EVER getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. In the summer you don’t want to sleep because it is light all the time. In the cooler months you don’t want to sleep because you have things like this making an…

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Moose Chili for a Tail-Gating #SundaySupper

This week, our Sunday Supper crew is sharing a FAN-tastic array of goodies for Football Season…whether you are at the game or in your living room! I am sharing with you Moose Chili.


Harvesting a Moose

Just a gentle reminder…harvesting an animal is not pretty business. If you are weak-stomached, or don’t know where meat comes from, this is your final warning to skip this post. ~ end public service announcement ~


Opening Day of Moose Season

Over the weekend, my husband and sons and I, headed out to Fort Greely…around a hundred miles south of where we live, to go on a hunting trip. It was opening day of the general season for moose here in Alaska. We saw lots of them, too!


A Trip to Denali

This year the National Parks are offering a special pass, where military members and families can visit all 397 national parks for free! (Find out more!) We took advantage of it this past weekend, and went to Denali National Park.


Angel Rocks Trail

The other day, the kiddos and I went for a hike at the Angel Rocks Trail, about an hour from Fairbanks. On the way there, we saw some moose.

Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf

In my house, when I announce “Meatloaf for dinner!” I am met with a hearty round of “YES!” and “YUM!!!”


Whiskey Sliders

Easy & delicious, these sliders will surely satisfy! Of course these were seriously given the stamp of approval by my soldier.


2011 – The Year in Review

It’s that time of year again! Time for the second Annual “Year in Review!” This year, we had a “Ya-Ya” Army Sisterhood social…


Hi Ho the Dairy O a-Hunting We will Go!

This post was originally shared over at my old site – MrsMamaHen Last week, we headed out for a hunting and camping trip. Our final destination was 11 miles back into the mountains, and the only way to get there was by way of ATV. Note the little bit of shrubs along the path. That…

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The Wildlife

Unlike some of our last camping trips, this one was heavy on the wildlife. We didn’t see one of the sources of this track, but we saw lots of other things. That was a bear in case you couldn’t tell. Here’s another track….of a MONSTER moose! Besides the ducks and gulls we saw at the…

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Do You See What I See?

This post originally shared on my old site, MrsMamaHen – May 15, 2011 ~ Yesterday the kiddos and I headed out of town to spend some time at the Chatanika River. When we were almost there, I glanced to the side, and something caught my eye. So I pulled over and pulled out my camera….

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Some People See Squirrels

Some people see squirrels along side the road when they are driving home. Here, we certainly see squirrels….but we also see other things. Much, much bigger things. Yesterday, my daughter and I were going home from post, and we saw those large things about half a mile from our house. We were going across a…

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PCS: Still on the Road in Canada – Wildlife!

Over the next two days driving in Canada, we saw LOTS of wildlife! It was very exciting! After staying in Taylor, we next stayed in Fort Nelson for a night. As was becoming so common it was a tragedy….it again…RAINED. But we still got some wonderful views.