Saturday, September 27, 2008

The snow is back...

It's the week of September 22 and the snow is back... The second, and last, sealift ship came in this week. It brought school supplies, grocercies and gas. Steve, Hillary, and Chase went out on the land and saw snowy owls gliding through the sky. Two polar bears, a sow and cub, wandered onto Igloolik island this week. Now we have to bundle up Chase in the amouti each time we go out! As you can tell from the photo of Chase in the bathtub, Chase is putting on his winter fat layer just like a good Arctic mammal. The lake has frozen up, so it's time to get out ice fishing again. Steve is psyched!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The month in a nutshell

It's been awhile since our last post. Here are a smattering of photos from the last month. Steve & our friend Jay and his dog Sam got out seal hunting and fishing a fair bit. We also got our yearly sealift - a large boat equipped with cranes comes in once a year with everything from chips & salsa, to skidoos, cars and ice cream. The forklifts went around busily for days dropping the crates of goods people ordered in front of their houses. A bunch of follks, Chris, Maren, Jay, Steve A. and Steve VS got out goose hunting several times as well. We had goose manwhichs and they were pretty darn tasty. Hillary got out in the field with Lily to help with her polar bear work - what amazing animals! Chase ushered in a 2-mo old b-day Aug. 20, which was ananna Hillary's b-day, and Chase will be 12 weeks old tomorrow, crazy! We had our first winter storm warning yesterday and got a bit of snow; the seasons change fast up here. More soon-ish!