Well, the water finally receded enough for us to put on our waders and set out to see if we could find a place to cross the ‘new’ Little Susitna River that runs through our property, and if Care’s Corner still existed. Bubba wasn’t happy that he had to stay in, but since he just got neutered this week, we didn’t want him running around. We found out he is English Mastiff/Ridgeback mix or as Bill calls him: An Alaska Grizzlyhound!!
The photos tell it all…..Care’s Corner and where the main river once ran for the last 10 years is now a sand/gravel area with enough firewood to keep us toasty for quite awhile.The river changed course 3 times in the 2 floods, and settled with the a new main channel via a widened old gulley, and what is left of the main channel is now an overflow. And yes, the beavers are still around (and busy), and the eagles returned, mourning the loss of their beloved trees/nests.
We found the BBQ, the tent and s’mores table -and our ‘sitting log’ with a hollow big enough that the small Tonka truck didn’t move – what more could we ask?! Now we are praying for time enough to be able to haul logs to ‘this’ side of the river – won’t be long if it still stays in the single digits at night and 20’s/low 30’s during the day. The river is frozen in many places – we just need it thick enough to hold the 4 wheeler or if we do get snow, the snowmachine so we can cable and pull them across.
So, stay tuned!! You know a carpenter and his wife’s world: always remodeling!!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.