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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Guests, a New Perspective on the Yurt, Big Raddishes, and Time on the Water

As usual, we have had a very busy couple of weeks here at the yurt. Our good friend Todd (remember the tree house?) from Juneau, currently teaching in China, paid us a visit during his summer break. Here are the two bears protecting their den.

Todd and his sister Heidi came along on a hike to the top of Harp Mountain. I've wanted to get up this one for some time now and we finally made it. It is supposed to be a good back-country skiing spot and also offers a unique view of the yurt. Here we are looking at the mountain from the yurt. (Harp always seems to be beneath this huge black arrow!?)

And here is the yurt from the mountain. Click on the picture and you can see the yurt more clearly and directly in the center of the photo.

One month into planting we are pulling up some spectacular golf ball sized raddishes.

After the resident camp-out down on the Kenai peninsula we went floating down the Kenai river. We got to witness combat fisherman, see eagles, and enjoy a lot of sunshine.

We have been doing so much paddling that Leo is doing his own boating now. Here he is maneuvering his canoe on Eklutna Lake.

They grow up so fast, don't they?


Hallie said...

Seeing your adventures makes me so homesick for Alaska but I SO enjoy seeing the pictures!

Chrissy Johnson said...

Hey, Ben! Cute picture of Leo! It was great to meet you folks, we actually were out your way on Saturday but were out of cell range before we thought to ring. We were enjoying a buggy hike on along the river...Hope you guys had a beautiful fourth! (It's Chrissy Johnson, by the way!)