Monday, November 28, 2011

Photos at -41 Degrees

Yes, you read that right. On November 20th, I was out taking pictures at -41 degrees. Granted, I only took a few...but the colors were inspiring, and I wanted to grab a few snapshots to use later as inspiration for some paintings.

Here are the photos I took...

This is the Chena River.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Looking over Fairbanks

Last week, Joshua and I went on a little drive up to the overlook along the Steese Highway. We went at 4pm...sunset. Here are the photos I took that day.



Yes, I cut my hair.

Yes....I did. I was feeling a little....I don't know. I just needed a change.

So I decided to make a substantial donation to "Locks of Love." I do this every so many years. It was time.

Before...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How was Your Thanksgiving?

Ours Thanksgiving was small and cozy. Just me and my kiddos. I didn't go overboard with the cooking...Turkey, Stuffing, Corn Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Rolls. Oh, and a Pumpkin Pie and a Maple Pecan Pie.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Full Circle - Organic Produce Delivery

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Full Circle to do a write-up about their Organic Produce delivery service. They were going to give me a credit to open an account with them. I was thrilled to do this, because I had been planning on looking into their service anyways! Being up here in Fairbanks, Alaska, it is often challenging to find fresh organic produce.

So yesterday I received my first box...and it was like my birthday!


The Boiling Water and Seriously Cold Air Trick

Last night, the boys and I decided to try that trick of throwing a pot of boiling water into the air, when it is deep into the negatives outside. We did it at -33, and it was hilarious! So we decided to do it again today in the sunlight and get a video of it.

For your entertainment, this is what happens to rapidly boiling water when you throw it into -38 degrees.



In case you can't get the embedded version to work, here is the Direct Link.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter has Set in Early!

This week, winter has come in with a vengeance!

This fog you see there in this picture, is actually "ice fog." Instead of water vapor, it is crystals of ice...and it isn't very pleasant to breathe in.


And if you were wondering.....this morning we hit this temperature.....a MONTH before we saw it last year. I have a feeling we are in for a VERY cold one this year!



Oh, and that high? We never even got 10 degrees below that today.

Buurrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I'm a Nominee

I had no idea I was nominated!

The Homeschool Post is having their 7th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards, and the voting process is going on right now. Someone...I don't know who....nominated my blog in the recipe section! Thank you very much, whoever you are!


If you would like to vote for me go HERE, click the dot next to "MrsMamaHen" and submit the vote.

Thanks!!!