Forever Saturday

—Fire crackles inside our home—wife drinks lemon water in bed—dogs snore—water heats on wood stove for laundry by hand—snow falls —rooster crows—cat scratches door— Quarantine I quit working for a company yesterday because ICan’t sit any longer, this body isn’t made to be sedentary.Now I get to work from home with wife, pens, plants, animals,Continue reading “Forever Saturday”

The Times Are a Changin’

Mixed emotions, thoughts and information are circulating like salt in the ocean, muddled. Some say it’s the end of the world, others say it’s not a big deal. Some say it’s a government conspiracy, other’s say it’s nature’s way of controlling population. Some say there is a vaccine and a cure, other’s say there isContinue reading “The Times Are a Changin’”

1st Case of Corona Virus in Alaska, Everything is Shutting Down

Seventeen years ago this month, I prepared to invade another country. My cell phone was taken and I was put on lockdown with the rest my brigade. We packed our rucksacks and duffel bags countless times until they were stripped of inessentials and we all knew exactly what we had and where it was. Fear,Continue reading “1st Case of Corona Virus in Alaska, Everything is Shutting Down”

Marching Out to Marching In

With my head held high! Next week marks one month since leaving my office day job to pursue matters of the home. This has been the best decision we could have made for our family, and I am so thankful Bob continues to push through and work full time to allow me to handle thingsContinue reading “Marching Out to Marching In”

Two Seek Counsel

When I was first falling in love with Savanna, she once said, “Being self-aware is a radical revolutionary act,” without even thinking about the words. The depth of this comment in such a light hearted fashion revealed the vast wisdom of her being, and she continues to teach me every day of our lives thatContinue reading “Two Seek Counsel”

Almost Christmas

It is our first Christmas together and we are so darn lucky to have countless gifts. A tree with lights with gifts underneath, homemade stockings full of goodies, a warm home, happy dogs, and chickens that are still laying, a cat that is recovering from being singed on a candle while trying to get atContinue reading “Almost Christmas”

Welcome to the Stark Family Blog

We are a couple of mad people who found each other and fell madly in love. We created this blog to keep our family and friends updated on our Alaskan life, and to potentially attract like minded people. Both of us love to write, farm, learn, teach, travel, read, eat, take pictures, listen to music,Continue reading “Welcome to the Stark Family Blog”