Friday, February 19, 2010

Arctic Man and the trapline..........

My boys and our "Trapline"!
I had a ton of fun running a trapline of sorts out in Bethel. Unfortunately, we had to sell our snowmachine when we moved to Fairbanks. We plan on getting another in a year or two after we get into a new home here. In the meantime, we decided it was time to get a trapline going around our home. What is it that we trap you ask?????? PESKY VOLES!!!! We set up about 10 traps and after they had robbed our bait....them voles is smart! We altered our tactics and Dad pulled some tricks out of his sleeve and Voila.......SUCCESS.

Chancey and the 3 Voles getting some personal time..................

Hunter and the 3 voles..........note what Hunter calls the "DADDY VOLE" in his left hand.
Nice work Huntoo!

ME and my BOYS!!!
This is what it is all about.


Hunter and I had been planning a night out in the cabin during the winter. We waited until we got a stretch of good weather......a balmy 2 degrees above zero. Shorts and sandal weather I have always said.
Arctic Man....you got nothin on me and Huntoo!


Chance was gonna sleep out with us, but when he saw how cold it was outside he decided he would "stay inside and protect Momma". Way to take one for the team Chance. I got Hunter situated in his -20 bag with some toe warmers and some blankets. Other than an icy face and frost all over the inside of the cabin we slept snug as a bug.




5 comments:

Los Briners said...

Ew gross. What a bunch of mountain men. Tammy, you can come hang out with Elidh and me when we twirl in our princess dresses, paint our nails and watch Sleeping Beauty. Then again, you might be too used to your mountain men and won't like the froofy life.

dustemhenderson said...

What a good sport you are Tammy! I need to take a lesson or two on the "boy stuff" from you. My boys are will soon be done with all the girly stuff mommy does with them all day. (I promise I don't paint their fingernails or anything, I just don't get down and dirty if you know what I mean.) Drew already greatly prefers daddy to mommy, but I guess that's the way it should be. Hope it warms up a little more for you soon. I know I am ready for spring!!!

James and Chelsea said...

Nice! We've got to come for a winter cabin trip!

Emily Morgan said...

GROSS!

Vicky Shawcroft said...

I just have to comment on the voles. Scott and Matt set a trap on Wednesday and caught two voles. They are now sitting on a table in my house in clear, plastic containers (so the kids can look at them). What did you do with yours?