Where is Ard?

quadesherwood

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Has anyone heard from Ard lately? I shot him an email, but no response.

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I should have checked that before I posted. Just haven't seen his great pics and thorough posts in a while. Ive been busy myself.

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Based on the title of the thread, the content was a letdown. ;) I expected a deep woods shot with Ard expertly camouflaged and to be located ... as in a "Where's Waldo" scene. Hmmm. Maybe clever photographers could do "Where's the Trout," shots with the trout carefully camo'd on the bottom?
 

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Thanks guys, Quade I'll be in touch.

A long time ago (maybe 9 years) I spent the bulk of the winter at the cabin, 75 miles off the road system and no internet. Back then it was really off the grid because there wasn't even a cell phone signal out there. By the time I came home in March I'd been there since December. I found that there was a great deal of concern even from forum friends who knew I was headed out to a bush camp. No one figured I'd stay out there with no electricity or running water for 9 weeks I guess.

I actually did go to the cabin last week but was only gone for 4 days. That's 4 days of hard work because I hadn't been there this summer, small trees and grass / hay about 3 feet tall and I have close to an acre of cleared land around the cabin. Mowing things down takes 2 days. I use a DR Field & Brush Mower, fantastic piece of equipment. After I got cleared out I started prep for a storage building and by the time I got home late Monday night I was pretty beat. Tuesday was what I've come to call 'a lost day' meaning that the exhaustion resulting from 4 days having that much fun catch up and you are worthless. It's sorta weird, while the work is happening I don't get tired, I can keep at it 12 hours a day but when I leave that place and get home I crash for a day or two.

I didn't even check e-mail until Friday night Quade, sorry, I'll be in touch.
 

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The joys of getting wiser. Nowadays, my body is fine the day after I do any real manual labor or decide to practice judo for the first time in years. Two days after, my body totally crashes and I’m useless for that day.
 

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The joys of getting wiser. Nowadays, my body is fine the day after I do any real manual labor or decide to practice judo for the first time in years. Two days after, my body totally crashes and I’m useless for that day.
I get that!

In my case this entails the joys of owning a remote property. Here in Alaska there are many possible spoots where a cabin can be more remote but a 75 mile boat or snowmachine trip each way seems fairly extreme when compared to anything you could access from a road using truck or car. I've been doing this for going on 2 decades now and each year my first summer visit comes later in the year. That timing gives the grass and other assorted growth plenty of a head start and it can be somewhat overwhelming on arrival. But I'm conditioned to it, I have a process that after a few days leaves the place looking occupied but then I usually have to leave.

That property is a 33 acre piece with just 3/4 acre or so cleared which does a wonderful job of keeping the bugs down. Meanwhile back at a home 7 miles from Wasilla AK. there sits another property that needs me there. Another large lawn, flower beds , pots and window boxes that will either grow too high or perish from lack of water if I stay away too long. So....... right about the time I have the cabin on the lake squared away and could presumably relax and watch the loons it's time to take a boat ride and then get busy at home. Remote property ownership at its best :)

No chance of a caretaker out there to keep things cleared so it falls on the lucky cabin owner. After 4 days of that I have no need for exercise.
 
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