Tag Archives: Fortos Fort

Perfect Pan Steak

• First, ask your butcher for a 3.3-pound well-marbled bone-in ribeye in vacuum packaging. The bone is important, because it helps to keeps the meat moist. The vacuum part is important too, because it will avoid oxidation. • Put the meat out of the fridge at room temperature (not in a hot room, just normal temperature) for 24 hours inside …

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Recipe Rants: Blueberry Jelly

It has been a busy summer here at the Fort. We filled our freezer the smoked red salmon, we built a greenhouse and picked over a gallon and a half of blueberries to make jelly, BBQ sauce, muffins and more. Today I want to share a recipe that we found online and modified for our use. It took all of …

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Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog?

Me: Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog? Wife: What job? Me: You know, the one that you call the house-husband musher guy that does an awesome job dog training and hosting our radio shows with tons of great guests. Wife: Oh yeah. THAT job! Me: Yep! Wife: Of course you can honey just make sure your …

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Enter Sandman: Bluegrass

We started something new at the Fort last night. Before we lay our heads down to sleep, Michele and I are going to pick a new channel on DIRECTV to listen to before we fall into slumber. There is such a wide variety to choose from and I think it will be cool to wind down to some genres that …

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Stairway to Heaven?

Umm not quite. Maybe a stairway to a sanctuary. Or better yet stairway to the front door. This weekend, my son, Tyler and I finished the front steps on Fortos’ Fort. It was a project that I have wanted to do since the day I moved in over a year ago. Like all projects, this is one with a story. …

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Rock this place to the ground…

Earthquakes are common in Alaska. In fact they happen every day. Check it out: Daily = 50-100 Weekly = 400-700 Monthly = 1500-3000 Yearly = ~24000 I have lived here almost a year now. August 4th marks the anniversary. I can honestly say that I have never felt an earthquake until this morning at exactly 6:00 am. The 5.3 magnitude …

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Fortos’ Fort: Roof Removal on Kennel Building

In Alaska you can never have too much covered space! In a climate where it can get to be -20 to -40 degrees in the winter with snow drifts the size of small mountains, having a place to store your stuff is prime real estate. On the kennel building/barn there are several sections of the roof that were put up …

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The Rise of the Killer Squirrel

It all started innocently enough, I bought a little bird feeder this spring and began feeding the birds as the last of the snow began to melt up here in the Great White North. Some days there would be a couple dozen birds flying to and fro scooping up the cornucopia of seeds. About three weeks into spring a baby …

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