Monday, March 31, 2008

Nenana Ice Classic

I was looking through a box of old pictures my mother left to me when she passed away. Being it's spring time and the Nenana Classic is on and everyone is waiting for the ice to go out. This old tri-fold had some neat pictures of Nenana Alaska.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring just might be on it's way

Hopefully spring will arrive soon says my little squirrel buddies. I'm sure there is squirrel babies being borne out there...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thank You for the Donations

I just wanted to tell everyone who has donated to help feed my squirrels, Thank You. It will make sure my little fuzzers and birds of a feather will have lots of groceries to eat.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Please Donate

Seeking Donations for Squirrel and Bird Feed. If you would care to donate you can do so on the web page at Please use the Pay Pal donation button. This time of the year I go through several bags of sunflower seeds a month. I know all the critters here on the Permafrost Ranch would appreciate it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Alaskan Politics

I saw this cartoon in the Alaska Report ( and just had to reprint it. It's so close to the truth.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


We are not crooks... Did I hear the echos of Nixon's ghost here...

This is a reprint from:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chain Link Fence blues

Here is a better angle showing how fast this young lady was traveling when she hit that fence.

Squirrel Cam Pictures

I was just watching the squirrel cams, and wanted to tell everyone thanks for watching and writing telling me that you do watch

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bad and Good News

I'm sure many remember the problems I've had with folks driving on the grass the east side of my property which is cleared and planted with lawn grass but is bordered by a road. I had to install a chain link fence to keep off the snow machines, four wheelers and others who just loved to drive on it and rut up the grass. The fence was ran into last night by a young woman who stopped by this morning and said she will pay to have it repaired. I was pleasantly surprised by this. I wasn't expecting anyone to own up to the damage that was done. Bless this young ladies heart and her parents. Her dad was with her.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Fridays and the weekend

Just some news from the Permafrost Ranch, KFAR 660 radio is backup and running. I should be streaming the Michael Dukes Show (FireArms Friday) for my sponsor (Galaxy Gun Shop). For those who would like to donate to continue this service Please do.

Look on www.thesquirrelcam

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Station Break

The chatter among the local squirrels is that KFAR radio station has taken a bullet and is off the air. The scuttle butt is that it's a liberal plot against the gun owners and right wing fanatics. The local squirrel population is calling it a strike for freedom against those gun carrying freedom crying bunch of right wing nuts. Nuts did someone say nuts. Hummmm bbl, I think I just remembered where one is buried.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Festival of Native Arts Powwow

I had the honor yesterday to emcee the Festival of Native Arts Powwow up at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Four drum groups were on hand, our own local drum Soaring Eagle, and Thunder Hawk from Salcha. Two Anchroage drums were in attendance, Sleeping Lady, and Northern Lights. A good time was heard and had by all I believe. Nonetheless, something always comes out of such events in that stick in my mind. Sometimes, it's just the spirit of the event, and at other times, it's something that happened or was said. Nonetheless, something always stands out giving me a gift from each and every event. I had this honor yesterday granted to me, to be able to watch a young woman dance alone in the circle to beat of the drums in a Jingle Dress. She Dances for all the right reasons, for her ancestors, for her parents, for her people, for her community and for her self.
She Dances for the past, the now and the future. Thank you Miss Nita Esmailka

It doesn't really end with just her dancing. No, the honor of what she does is really shown after she dances. Tips are placed on the floor of at one end of the arena. People put paper dollars, or what ever they decide it's worth to watch her dance. After the dance, following traditional ways, her brother gathers the up tips, and places then into a purse for the young woman. Never allowing her to touch the money. Then at this time she donates this money to the one of the elders in attendance of the powwow. Her mother gave a great presentation of why this is done and what an honor for her to have such a dedicated and wonderful daughter.

That's it. That is the one thing that forever will stick with me from yesterdays event. That is what it is all about isn't it. It does give one hope for the future of all.

Cool Blue Cams

Watching the sunrise this Sunday morning and the cool deep blue change in the light. If you haven't seen it. Watch the cams here on the Permafrost Ranch. You will see what I mean.