Atz Kilcher

Alaskan Life

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Homestead games – Ice bowling

Even though we were secluded as a family in the early days on the homestead, as kids do anywhere, we played a lot. There were some of the standard indoor games such as checkers and Parcheesi and various card games. Outdoor games included tag and hide and go seek, Mother[…]

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Fish skin leather workshop

I’m at a weekend workshop across Kachemak Bay from Homer learning to turn slimy salmon skins into beautiful functional art. The goal is to make a salmon skin basket.  So far we’ve been very busy, not even time for lunch yet today! I have my first salmon skinned out.  The[…]

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Willard Cabin

For Men Only

Got my furry fuzzy felted slippers on this morning. I’m back up at the Willard cabin. I’m facing east, looking out that small window I stuck in that wall a couple years back. To my right, the south, is that big 3 x 4 window, with the view of the[…]

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It is a crystal clear, blue bird, sun coming over the snowcapped mountains kind of day. I am driving east into the sunrise, not great for the eyes but hopefully my spirit can guide me because it is difficult to see the road. I am heading out to my old[…]

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Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving morning I am out moving one of my beaver chewed logs. Looks like I’m getting ready for the log toss at the Highland games! It actually froze last night, I could almost walk on my pond. Maybe we’ll get snow for Christmas. But for now, Happy Thanksgiving to all[…]

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