Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Backpost Series: March in Review

This is dated March, but I wrote it in May 2011 as part of my Backpost Series. I took a hiatus from the blog for 3 months in the beginning of 2011. Just sharing what happened while I was away!

The little orphan moose calf

I live on moose alley. They have a beaten path through my yard. My dog had to save me from being trampled by a particularly ornery one 3 years ago. They stalk me. These moose really need to get a life. Well, that is, all except this little orphaned moose calf. She can stop by and eat our dead leaves anytime she wants. She's shy, but freaking adorable!

See all that snow? 

Yeah, in Interior Alaska, spring doesn't come until the end of April/beginning of May.  That little moose calf is standing in about 2 1/2 feet of snow or so.

Cabin fever, people. It happens more than I'd like to admit.

Not many pictures from March other than these. How many pictures of sledding can a person take? The answer at my house is 127.

Other than sledding and moose calves, I tried my hand at painting, too...

I think it turned out okay. Or it did until I used too thick of a varnish layer and made the red run. Oh well, at least it was just a personal project and not a gift for someone. Follow the directions when they say "light coat" because it's not just a suggestion. It's truth.

So, what did you do in March? When does spring start for you?