Category Archives: Winter

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

One of the activities that bring me out of winter and into spring involves gardening.  Catalogues, planning and dreaming!  This year, it seems many of my favorite companies have either delayed sending them out, or perhaps have gone paperless.  At least a few companies have switched to sending paper catalogues every other year as well. Continue Reading

Gardening tasks for December in Southeast Alaska

I know you all think I’m obsessed with gardening.  Of course I truly am.  As a past President of Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners, it is my right.  I’m just usually out selling real estate so I don’t have the time I’d like to have in the garden.  That’s why I’d like to start periodically giving a “toContinue Reading

Looking forward to longer days!

Looking forward to longer days!

As we start gaining daylight, it’s easy to think of summer.  I’m ready – yes, already! In late winter, I look forward to summer hobbies, like fishing, gardening, hiking, fishing – oh yeah, I already said fishing!  Tonight I was looking through photos on my computer and this one especially made me look forward toContinue Reading

Winter is coming!  Are you ready?  Is your wallet???

Winter is coming! Are you ready? Is your wallet???

It’s the middle of October and as the termination dust slips down the side of the mountain, it’s time to think about energy efficiency.  Energy costs in Alaska can take a huge bite out of the family budget!  Here are steps you can take immediately to save money this winter:   1.        Get your heatingContinue Reading

Debbie’s Famous Peanut Brittle

When I’m not selling real estate or out fishing, you can be sure I’m in the kitchen making something.  I love to cook, especially for a crowd.  My home was designed around my large kitchen.  All my real estate clients know that just before Christmas they will receive a delivery of homemade goodies.  The firstContinue Reading

Debbie’s Famous Peanut Brittle

Debbie’s Famous Peanut Brittle

  When I’m not selling real estate or out fishing, you can be sure I’m in the kitchen making something.  I love to cook, especially for a crowd.  My home was designed around my large kitchen.  All my real estate clients know that just before Christmas they will receive a delivery of homemade goodies.  TheContinue Reading

First Frost, “Goodbye summer” and “Hello winter”

First Frost, “Goodbye summer” and “Hello winter”

We had our first frost the other night.  Today it was blowing about 40 mph and raining hard. I’m not fond of winter.  I don’t like to be wet and I don’t like to be cold.  It’s enough to make me wonder why I live in Alaska – especially Southeast Alaska where it is wetContinue Reading