Our Cowgirl

Remember Rosie, the horse Maggie started working with back in 2016?  Lots has changed for that dear horse in the past two years.  Back then our friend Jusdi was leasing Rosie, but since she was able to purchase her.  Rosie moved from a small stall at an Anchorage barn to Jusdi’s beautiful horse property out in Chugiak.  This was all great for Rosie, but not … Continue reading Our Cowgirl

Eggcellent News!

We have officially joined the urban chicken craze.   Maggie wore us down after three years of sketching custom coop designs and planning her neighborhood egg business.  Our girl was determined to get some backyard birds, so when Clark’s co-worker offered us his homemade coop we decided to take the plunge.  Another colleague gave us three mature hens to get us started. Meet Henrietta, Phoenix, and … Continue reading Eggcellent News!

NYC & DC

Sam participated in the National History Day competition in his 8th grade social studies class last spring.  It’s a contest where students research topics of their choice and create projects based on an annual theme.  This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise,” and project options included documentaries, websites, papers, performances, or displays.  Sam and his friend put together a documentary entitled Geneva Conventions:  The Laws … Continue reading NYC & DC

Golden Girl

Maggie’s tenth year was mighty special.  She learned to ride a horse, blossomed as a soccer goalie, landed her first sockeye salmon, planted a bountiful garden, and mastered Nestle’s chocolate chip cookie recipe.  She snorkeled and skied, hiked and hunted.  She devoured several book series:  Pegasus, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter (again) were the favorites.  Her top TV shows were Supergirl and Little House on the Prairie – … Continue reading Golden Girl

First Days

It’s back to school season:  our house smells like Sharpies and new gym shoes, our lunchboxes don’t have jelly stains yet, and the kids are actually excited to go shopping.  Apparently buying pencils and binders is fun, but trying on pants is torture.  Go figure. This year the excitement was elevated, because Sam started middle school and Maggie moved up to a new 5/6 combo class.  If … Continue reading First Days