Autumn on the Homestead

Hi there, from our little place overlooking the sea! Life has been so full these last months, so many new adventures and life events. My presence has been fully wrapped up in the moment meeting the crescendo of energy as the summer was in triumphant bloom. With the dwindling energies of early autumn I’m truly enjoying the slow down as the energy moves from external to internal. Literally the many outdoor projects begin to slow down, gardens are put to sleep, hunting, fishing and foraging end, and a different sort of crafting begins.

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Dreams, Love, And the Dwelling Place of Wisdom

My Tacoma has never looked as adventurous as this picture. I snapped it while we were taking a pee break on the side of the highway right in front of ‘Majestic Valley’, which is the name of this glorious place. We passed through it earlier this summer on our journey that involved taking two ferries and driving 1000 miles (or 1609 km) through the Yukon and Alaska. Our previous place in Gustavus, tucked within the sheltered waters of Southeast Alaska, had sold and instead of looking for somewhere else to move to within that town we decided to try something new…

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Moving Through Times of Transition

We had some big decisions to make in regards to our lives here in Gustavus. The next moves we would make. This little town of a few hundred people that we have been calling home for almost a year now, has no roads in or out, it is only connected to the rest of the community of Southeast Alaska through the Alaska Marine Highway. When Skye and I decided to move here, it was to see if we wanted to stay here. Would this be where we commit to making a home and settle real roots into?

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Building A Nest in Alaska

For both of us, our love has been deeply inspiring, pushing us into next levels of what we have worked on in the past, and what we’ve envisioned of working on in the future. Our dream is to feel free to create and to learn, to have the time to honor what feeds our souls, to prioritize inspiration and creativity over just making money for stuff and things. Over the last year we’ve had lots of ideas on how to achieve that.

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Setting Roots in Small Town Alaska

For almost 8 years now, I’ve been living in some part of Southeast Alaska. Home to the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest in the world. This region is characterized by islands, large and small, fjords, glaciers, and mountains that meet the sea. It is the ancestral home of the Tlingit, who have been tending these trees and canoeing these waters of the Inside Passage for over 10,000 years.

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Driving to Alaska, Coming Back Home

The familiar shapes of fluffy horsetail, sleepy hemlocks, greeted us from the ground and the sky. The familiar smells of skunk cabbage rolled through on the damp forest breeze, and the vibrant green of spruce tips, plumed in new growth speckled the dense texture of endless trees. The salty air licked our skin, along with the seemingly endless golden hour of the soon to be midnight sun. 

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