Tales of a Winterman – February 22, 2021

I have a new friend in camp and a regular visitor to my cabin for morning breakfast. In the first photo, Foxy is watching Marty circle around at a distance. Sometimes the fox takes off in a sprint after the marten. There is a crow that stands a few meters away while...
Tales of a Winterman – January 26, 2021

Tales of a Winterman – January 26, 2021

I was woken up in the early hours by a screeching racket outside my window, or under the cabin it seemed. I’m not totally sure but it sounds like the martens are scrapping and they can really reach a fiery pitch. Soon after I had moved into the cabin, back in...

Tales of a Winterman – January 8, 2021

The weather has drastically changed and the mild temperatures are in the forecast for a while. Not quite melting, but I have few food items in my front porch “freezer” that are defrosting. Yesterday the airbag at the airstrip indicated a south-west wind. I...

Tales of a Winterman – December 31, 2020

December 31, 2020 I watched the full moon set this morning, giving out a eerie glowing light on the snow. The cold snap has broken with this new lunar cycle along with a clear sunny sky. Thanks to some hunters passing through towing loaded sleds, I have a perfect...

Tales of a Winterman – December 24, 2020

December 24, 2020 Last night was the coldest since I landed at Gangler’s camp. My thermometer stops at -40 and the fine red line was bellow this mark. I had the oil heater up a notch to #3, the windows were frosting up and I was wearing a sweater reading in bed....

Tales of a Winterman – December 22, 2020

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd I woke up to -39 c and a clear sky. I was cheered up to see the sun rise and went outside in the crispy air to clean the snow off the solar panels. I get great satisfaction producing my own power and today produced 1.5 kwh. With a fresh blanket of...