Saturday, January 17, 2015
Big chili cook off tomorrow..
We have to have a name for the chili so, we have put out the word to friends and family to come with a good Alaskan name.. I've used Homer Brewings oatmeal stout, Kay Bay Coffee, and moose that was harvested this fall, by Kim's son Aaron.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The weather is really taking some getting used to, I haven't seen 50 degrees in January that I can ever remember! At least not here.. Or for that matter all my years down in Minnesota. My cross country ski plans this winter have been put on the wayside.. I hope not for good!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
The beginning of a new year. At 9am this morning the Sun is still over an hour away from rising over the mountain peaks across the bay. I never really make New Years resolutions, daily resolutions are far more reasonable to make a reality. If I can get up in the morning with a positive outlook and stay on task, I can balance the day with what I need to do and what I'd like to do.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
One can just make them fast, or you can take some time and maybe, just maybe, they will shoot as good or better than the factory made stuff. Years ago when I got into this as a hobby, the goal was to make ammo that was better than anything you could buy already made up.. Well the factory stuff has gotten pretty good over the years so now, well, at least I can make it a whole lot less expensive. And really, that's a pretty good reason to roll yer own.
Start out with 20 fired cases..
Knock the old primers, resize the cases and look things over close..
Make some repairs...
Now we're ready to make some choices with powder and bullets.
Looks like the bullet choices I have on hand are not really what I'm looking for. These are better choices for the 30-30.
We'll pick up some better choices and continue another day with the 30-06.
I know I have a bunch of 30-30 brass here somewhere...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
It's been hard to get excited about skiing so far this season.. Here we are in the first week of December, in Alaska, and no snow to ski on.
Screen shots from the weather forecast aren't promising either...