Every year during the month of July the Red Sockeye Salmon stream past the lake in front of our home. They were born here four to eight years ago and left to make their way to the Pacific Ocean. When they are full grown they swim through Bristol Bay, up the Kvijack River into Lake Iliamna, then up the Newhalen River and into Six Mile Lake where we live. The fish that make it past the thousands of fisherman trying to catch them find the spot they were born and lay their eggs and then they die. Up until that point they are silver on the outside and their meat is a deep red. Before they die they turn a deep red and their meat turns almost white. They are one of the healthiest things you can eat and we praise Yhwh for his provision for us.
|Getting the jars ready for the salmon|
|Abigail gutting the salmon|
|Everyone helps as we catch and process the salmon.|
|Deborah cutting the salmon to fit them into jars.|
|The seagulls eat well during the salmon run|
|The fishbox keeps the salmon nice and cold as we process them.|
We (mostly Abigail) put together some video clips so you can see all the fun we had catching and processing our salmon this year. Enjoy!