Lodge Life

One of my main responsibilities here at the lodge is keeping everyone well fed. I love cooking and trying to use  the food sources that the land around us offers. We have tons of blueberries and cranberries, as well as a garden and green house for vegetables. I must admit the world of gardening is somewhat new to me, but I love playing in the dirt and am ready to learn. Feel free to pepper me with gardening advice, I need it!

From the garden to the table.
From the garden to the table.

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Picking Blueberries. There is no shortage of good places to pick around here!
Picking Blueberries. There is no shortage of good places to pick around here!

My favorite part of life out here is getting to explore the hidden places of Alaska. We spend a lot of time hiking and observing wildlife.

Moose coming up from the lake.

Joe and I out for a hike

Swans flying over Boomerang Lake

Howie
Howie
Guiding guest on a backpacking trip
Guiding guest on a backpacking trip

There is an unending supply of chores that need done around the lodge when our guests leave. We spend our days prepping cabins, hauling water (in winter), getting firewood, keeping up the grounds, (shoveling in winter, mowing in summer)  We love the hard work, and its rewarding to see everything in order.

Hauling water
Hauling water
Getting wood, nothing like a little logging with a snow machine!
Getting wood, nothing like a little logging with a snow machine!

We may work hard out here, but in our down time we make sure to relax and enjoy life. Sometimes that’s just getting lost in a good book, while sitting by the fire, and other times it’s kayaking or playing in the snow.

Joe and I kayaking

Joe making some homemade popcorn for movie night. We fire up the generator and enjoy a good movie!
Joe making some homemade popcorn for movie night. We fire up the generator and enjoy a good movie!

Howie and I testing out the sledding hill.

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