Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

He is home!!

This is just a short notice to everyone that Johnny is HOME!!! I'm so happy he ended up gettin stuck on the island for another day due to weather. But all is well He arrived late and we had to rush home for me to go strait to work but its all good. I will be posting pics and more details asap. Enjoy yalls warm weather its -20 with 30mph winds!

Monday, November 06, 2006

12hrs left

Well its right at 12 hours left till Johnny will try to get on the float plane to come home. The weather isn't supposed to be all that great tomorrow so we shall see. Anywhos as you have seen no bear. Needless to say we are all disappointed. But it looks like Johnny enjoyed his two week vacation!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Bigger Than Yours!

Well after another day of great weather the boys decided to go crawling threw some alders. And you guessed it ended up getin the rush on that big bear. The only bad thing is that Johnny was unable to get a clear shot with all the alders as the bear ran away. But its been twice they saw that big one and Fred said his 3rd time is the last time. So that will be good Johnny was very excited on the phone! Then on the way back to camp he saw a buck bigger than mine and also couldnt get a shot on him. But I guess Fred did get some pics. So over all it was a great day for him. He was very excited on the phone with just a hint of sleepyness. Im guessin he will be sleeping well tonight!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Big Bear!!

Well just another day on the island looking for bears. Spotted a few but nothing big while out today in the boat. When docking back onshore Johnny spotted a big bear right in camp!! After looking at the bear and tracks Fred said it to be a world class bear and the chase was on. Over the river and threw the woods ~ well not really but the chase was going on until the sun sets as it does in Alaska and it was dark. The boys made there way back to camp for a dinner of goat burgers and beans. You could tell that Johnny was all pumped from the bear experience but he is even more so now chomping at the bit. So it shouldn't be long before if the luck holds out that I get that over excited 4 year old on the phone trying to get the words out about his bear!

Impatient One Are We?

Another warm, lil wind day on the island as so I am told. Today Johnny and Fred saw a big bear and took the stalk just to get up on it and find out it was a big sow. Bummer! Today makes one week that he has been there and Johnny is getting a little impatient. Fred told him he needs to "RELAX" this is a once in a lifetime thing, and with a week left to just "BREATH!" He also saw a nice 8 point buck but decided to get a bear then play with the deer. All seems well and he is looking forward to tomorrow it is supposed to be another clear day with lil or no wind.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

de dede deedee ~~ Johnny Update

Alrighty then I spoke to Johnny late Friday night he was getting ready to have dinner with Fred and Lucky. All had been going great and he said it has be pretty hard for Fred to talk him out of the bears they keep seeing. I also spoke to him this morning. (Nothing like a wake-up call from someone ya love) The phone was pretty broken up but the weather has been great he has been wearing T-shirts and enjoyin everything. He is hoping to get a deer today and then they might sit and hunt the gut pile. He has been there 5 days now able to hunt for 4 and its driving him crazy that Fred hasn't giving him the go ahead on a bear yet. Fred told him that he just needs to relax and the next good one he spots they will try and get up on. Sounds like he is having a blast he assured me that he is taking lots of pics and all is well. ~~ Other than that not much is new on the home front moved the Chick-Chicks into my grandpas garage until I can finish framing a wall and insulating there winter home. That was a fun event moving 2 roosters, 3 hens and 2 turkeys. One of our barred rocks was MIA for the first evening. Lucky enough we had a fresh snow and I followed her tracks to our hay barn where she had squeezed in between the very top hay bale and roof. She was not to happy about leaving the 47 eggs she had up there!! She was sitting on about 26 of them and the other nest was froze and cracked up but all is well we are now getting 4 fresh eggs a day.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

So Far So Good

I just got off the phone with Johnny and all is well so far. It rained the first day and has been a bit windy in the days since then. But thats what we had expected. He has seen lots and lots of deer, but none "that are as big as yours" and he is going to shoot one today anywhos. We are allowed six down there each year. So since we are low on the one from South Carolina he can bring some back! There is one other guide and person on the island but they are only there for deer and told Fred (Johnny's guide) about a bear they had seen the last few days. After lookin at it Fred told Johnny that "its a bear id let you take on the 14th day" he was a young bear about 3 or 4 years. Johnny said that Freds camp is great a huge wall tent, comfy bed and that he has never been so taken care off. Fred also got a kick out of my sweatshirt I packed for Johnny. It used to say " Alaska girls kick ass" and I used electrical tape and changed it to "My Alaskan girl kicks ass" just for a laugh when his gear was packed. So far so good.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Here we go!

Well at 0530 Johnny called to make sure I was us as he was heading from the station to pick me up for our 100 mile trip the the airport. With the new snow only 3 days old the roads are super slick but we made it fine. Didnt have any troubles gettin his gear or my rifle checked in and he was off. At 1434 Johnny called from Kodiak after being picked up by Fred and his dog Lucky. Its all just a waiting game now! I think I am just as excited as he is I know I will be getting very little sleep for the till I get the next update. He will be flying into Fred's camp today and he will not be able to hunt untill 0300 tomorrow. I cant wait to hear his voice when I get the call about his bear. Talk about a lucky guy its his 1st guided hunt, 1st time to Kodiak, and his very very 1st bear!!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

We got a baby!

October 7th a little brown and black cria walking along with his momma Angel. Johnny got to name the lil guy Kodiak since he will be heading down to Kodiak for his brown bear hunt soon. Kodiak is weighing in at a whole 10 lbs.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Quartz Lake Pics


Okay well the PBR was here Sept 1-3 and you all know I was not going to miss this! Johnny and I had great seats, front row, we could have touched the bulls if we had wanted to! What can I say Cowboys, Bulls and Johnny I was a happy girl! Anywhos I got to meet some cowboys I have watched for a long time! Mike Lee PBR World Champion, Tater Porter who liked my hat *HUGE SMILE* I was even speachless when he told me that a friend had to translate the studders into a thank you for me. Also we had a cowboy mounted shoot that happend midway during the bull riding and the Delta girl of course took it for the womens side ;) We went to the after party with our good friends Brent, Chad, Chuck, Crouch, Dani and Joe. Had a great time, sorry for not alot of pics ill try and get some from the other ppls cameras. Fall is here and in full swing Hunting Seasone here we come!!

PBR Pics

PBR World Champion ~ Mike Lee and me

~~Luke Snyder

~ Tater Porter

Kaylie Thomas and Dixie competed in the mounted shooting

Monday, June 19, 2006


Here I am at 0143 and I just got off the phone with Johnny. He has been hard at work trying to get a black bear this spring. We have been checking the bait stand him and Willy have put up alot. Johnny even got a camera to try and see who is hitting the stand but the thing was not taking pics. Needless to say we are all geting excited to see how big these bears are. Well as I sit home like a nervous mom waiting to hear how her kid is doing at whatever event has taken them from her Im waiting for a his call to check in. Anywhos the call I just got Johnny told me how he fell asleep aroun 2300 to only wake up to a big 6ft black walking away from his stand. DAMN! After he left a "brownish" bear came in to hit the bait and noticed Johnny in the tree stand. Now our trees are only about 9 or so inches around. The bear walked right over to him and I guess scared him a bit. But as he was talking to me he was watching this bear he thought might be a grizz. But without the Grizz hump its a
Cinnamon!!!! Well I told Johnny I loved him and the next call I should be getting is him screaming with excitement about gettin his first bear!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

You Okay?

Well summer is in full swing! Johnny and I have just got back from a nice couple of days at my cabin. The boat looks great and we had a ton of food not to mention great views of the lake, swans, beavers tons of fish and watching Rebel try and catch them the whole time we all were out there. We have also been riding and Johnny is only one more fall away from becoming a "real horse person." As Dusty dumped him and then decided to cross the Hwy to come to me. But Johnny was fine just his pride was hurt as the people on the Hwy saw the whole thing and were even nice enough to stop and let Dusty come across the road. Anywhos all is well.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Your Green

Well Summer is here! And Johnny and I are going crazy wanting to get out and get going. My lake is open now (all the ice is gone) and we want to be over at the cabin soo bad. Well Johnny being the great guy he is we decided to paint my grandfather's boat we use to get there all summer. Now this boat is older than me and well 9 hrs after rolling on primer and 3 hrs after using a spray gun to paint the boat Med. Green ( more like John Deere Green not that Im complaining) our pridefull job (pics comming soon) all to find out the hardware store was wronge and the paint comes off if you rub hard on it. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Anywhos I should have took a picture of Johnny with this white South Carolina shirt that is now green, green hair, arms, hands, I just couldnt bring myself to take a picture after all his hard work. Even if it would have been a good blackmail pic. Anywhos the trees are green the skys are blue and now if we can just get the hell out into it all!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Hello All

Well thank you to everyone who has checked in on this page. I am hoping to keep it up to let everyone down south know whats going on up here. I have another page ( ) that also has lots more pics. The other one seems to load them much faster than here. Please feel free to comment on the pics ;) Hope eveyone is doing well. The lil filly is doing great and already has seemed to grow!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

White Horse Trip

Johnnys first horse Dusty an 6 year old Palamino Quarter Horse.

More of Plaudit and Rocks Baby

Plaudit and Rocks Baby

Its about time but this morning at 0745 I found this lil solid bay filly waiting for me after droping Johnny off at work. Mom and baby are doing great! Its Plaudits 7th baby so I guess she has it all figured out.

Monday, May 01, 2006

More Pics

Aka Ko, Recon, Yaka Mashi & Shredder
Johnny and Rebel outside the cabin at 15 above
Johnny riding Star at -15