Sheep Conditioning 101

The Butte near Palmer is ready for climbing. It is one of the first hills here in the Matanuska Valley that is free of ice and snow early each spring. I just climbed it this morning, along with about 47 other people and dogs enjoying the sun. 50+ degrees feels great...

The Heat of Spring in Alaska

We are basking in the heat of spring here in Alaska. At least it feels like heat after several months of record snowfalls and low temperatures in several locations. It’s wonderful to walk on dry pavement in sunny temperatures of over 40 degrees. My dogs and I are both...

Grouse Eggs have Hatched

Ten of Eleven grouse eggs hatched Three weeks after finding this spruce grouse nest in my back woods, I discovered the eggs had hatched – June 14th. The hen and her little chicks had left, with one unhatched egg left behind. Yesterday I took the neighbor and his two...