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Old 12-25-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default The Christmas Moose;

We had company on Christmas morning

At first light today Boss and I were out walking in the drive and there stood a moose on the edge of the yard. I took Boss in (he never made a sound, just looked) and grabbed the camera. She headed for the woods out back then hung around for about 45 minuets trimming the brush.

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Best guess is that this is a 2 year old, the other night without enough light for a photo we had a mature cow and a bull with about 40" antlers in the yard for hours. I am hoping they make another trip through in the daylight.......
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Thanks for sharing Ard, great stuff. Am looking forward to our retirement in Montana and the opportunity to take a few photos like yours. It appears that you have a fair amount of snow on the ground. I would imagine that is a good sign that the winds haven't started howling yet.

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Man, Ard, you got it all there in Alaska!

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Default Re: The Christmas Moose;

Ard has teh "Northern Exposure" thing going on there it looks like, with Moose in the yard, a warm fire, a ton of snow.....

Real Christmasy.

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Thanks for sharing your Christmas visitor with us Ard...Hope you and Nancy are having a wonderful Christmas...

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Hi Everyone,

We get quite a few moose, 1 or sometimes 2 or three at a time weekly. I don't always notice them but when you look outside they are hard to miss if there.

David,

We had just about 2' of snow down about 3 weeks back and then had 4 days of warm weather (highs in the upper 40's and low 50's) and it dropped to a few inches with rainfall packing it down. Then we got about another foot or so and a week ago another warm front that reduced that to a few inches as well. It is snowing as I write this, probably 3" since the moose was here this morning, I'm hopping it stays cold. When I plow the drive the entire thing is a sheet of ice about 2" thick. It's almost 300' long with a large circular parking area / turn around at the end so it is a nightmare on the ice. I have spread gravel twice but the snows bury it then the plow removes it so................

It's better than last winter because we have snow and no frozen septic. For those reading that don't know about the frozen septic you should go to the blog page and go back through the pages until you find 'What Do You Mean It's Frozen' what an ordeal Better yet, if you have time for a short story about what happens when it doesn't snow in Alaska, here's the link; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ts-frozen.html

Snow is good,

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Boss? I thought Nancy was the boss. Hmmm...doesn't the dog get confused? Oh, and Ard, keep the snow there. Brrrrrrr!
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Great to have such visitors...thanks for sharing Ard
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It's better than last winter because we have snow and no frozen septic. For those reading that don't know about the frozen septic you should go to the blog page and go back through the pages until you find 'What Do You Mean It's Frozen' what an ordeal Better yet, if you have time for a short story about what happens when it doesn't snow in Alaska, here's the link; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ts-frozen.html

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Wait till you spend a few winters in Manitoba. Family farms were on the edge of 'perma-frost' and the back hoe hadn't been invented. Vividly, even at 69, remember my Uncles drilling holes in the farm yard for 'pit toilets.' After 6'ish feet it was DI-No-Might the bottom, shovel out add another stick or two and repeat. Should add, at my tender young age I 'did my thing' in a bucket in the mud room.

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brings back some great memories ard!
i remember counting 23 moose one morning on my way to school

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