Tag Archives: Fortos Fort

Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog?

May 2, 2012

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Me: Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog? Wife: What job? Me: You know, the one that you call the house-husband musher guy that does an awesome job dog training and hosting our radio shows with tons of great guests. Wife: Oh yeah. THAT job! Me: Yep! Wife: Of course you can […]

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Enter Sandman: Bluegrass

February 16, 2012

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We started something new at the Fort last night. Before we lay our heads down to sleep, Michele and I are going to pick a new channel on DIRECTV to listen to before we fall into slumber. There is such a wide variety to choose from and I think it will be cool to wind […]

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Rock this place to the ground…

July 28, 2011

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Earthquakes are common in Alaska. In fact they happen every day. Check it out: Daily = 50-100 Weekly = 400-700 Monthly = 1500-3000 Yearly = ~24000 I have lived here almost a year now. August 4th marks the anniversary. I can honestly say that I have never felt an earthquake until this morning at exactly […]

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Fortos’ Fort: Roof Removal on Kennel Building

July 26, 2011

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In Alaska you can never have too much covered space! In a climate where it can get to be -20 to -40 degrees in the winter with snow drifts the size of small mountains, having a place to store your stuff is prime real estate. On the kennel building/barn there are several sections of the […]

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The Rise of the Killer Squirrel

July 20, 2011

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It all started innocently enough, I bought a little bird feeder this spring and began feeding the birds as the last of the snow began to melt up here in the Great White North. Some days there would be a couple dozen birds flying to and fro scooping up the cornucopia of seeds. About three […]

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Signs of summer in Alaska

July 19, 2011

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Just a few strawberries are popping up at our cabin in Willow, Alaska

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Fortos Fort: A sign of the times

July 18, 2011

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We finally got our sign up! 

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Fortos Fort: Roof Project Complete!

July 9, 2011

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After nearly three weeks of ring around the collar work, the roof project at Forto’s Fort is complete! As with any home project, we went WAY over budget–almost a 1000 bucks. That was to be expected. If you are a frequent reader of this blog you have read my stories about the famed Forto’s Fort. […]

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Fortos Fort: A year in the life

July 3, 2011

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Forto’s Fort July 3, 2010 It was July 3, 2010 at about 3 pm when my daughter, Nicole and I landed in Alaska on a cool and very rainy Saturday afternoon and we pulled into the driveway to meet realtor and friend, Dave. We had pretty much bought the cabin sight unseen in mid-June on […]

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Fortos Fort: New Roof Project

June 28, 2011

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Well we are knee deep and 40 feet in the air on the new roof project at Forto’s Fort. We worked for the last several days and can confidently say that we are well over the halfway mark. It is good that my son, Tyler, is up in Alaska now and he has been a […]

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