Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Midnight Sun and Moose Shish Kabob - June 2010
Black-capped Chickadees and Red Squirrels. We call this one "Butt Cheeks" - obviously a male. LOL!!!
But, within days we met the female, and currently we have one of the offspring jumping on the feeder and fussing with the tabs trying to get seeds! LOL! It's too cute!
Lack of sleep has become the norm, because you just don’t realize how late it is when the sun is up 24 hrs a day. So, we go to bed sometime after midnight, and get up by 8am to go to class. The funny thing is that everyone here is in the same boat. They all stay up late – washing their cars at 1am, mowing the grass, etc. I think I was SKYPING with Fred and Tess at 1am on this night.
It’s true that there are more long-haired white men and more white women with heavy tattooing here than in Indiana or Ohio. Plus there is an attitude among residents here that they don’t like to be told what to do. People live remotely, on what the earth provides them, and subsistence living is in vogue. I say in vogue, because they are not forced to live this lifestyle – they choose to live it – and will defend their right to live this way. We were invited to have a meal of moose shishkabobs and let me tell you ... it was delicious!