Sunday, July 29, 2012

If you get our post emailed to you, you might have missed the fact that we posted a video of us putting up our salmon.  (My mom missed it).  It didn't show up in the email.  You have to click on it from our blog page or click on this link.
Enjoy! we had a lot of fun making it.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Putting up Salmon

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
Sometimes we put our net out right in front of our house and sometimes we take it a ways down the river.
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!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Some Pictures

One wasn't enough.
Sarah and Hazel being goofy.
Crazy Kids
Sarah and Anna