Making ourselves at home

We’ve been in Alaska officially one month and so far we’ve loved everything about our small village. We’ve so luck to not only have each other up here (we were talking last night how were not sure we could do it alone…kudos to those that do), but we’ve been lucky enough to meet great people.

Our fishing net during sunset

We’ve made great friends with my co-teacher Hannah, and her husband Cody. (She has a blog too… Middletons of Nowhere). That was a worry of ours, “what happens if we didn’t like this couple that we were pretty much were going to have to be with every day of our lives?” Luckily, they are great! We’ve had lots of fun going fishing together, picking berries, and laughing together about our mischief group of boys we have.

Hannah and Cody learning to filet our catch of the day

We’ve also made really good friends with a couple of the locals. Ben has especially taken a liking to one of the older guys, Al. Al and his wife Sue have taken us fishing, shown us how to smoke our catch, took me berry hunting (which is not hard since they are abundant right now) and have taught us so much about our village (did you know Johnny Cash visited little Pilot Point?). In fact as I write this Ben is at their house learning to can the salmon, I had work to do so I opted to stay home this time.

Our fishing net during sunset
Alaska “Blackberries”
Wild Cranberries


My harvest of the day (I actually filled the blackberry bag

Ben loading the smokehouse with tons of salmo
Ben pulling the line with one of my boys

Every day, Ben and I wake up and look at the sunrise, and every night we watch it set. Each time we can’t help but think how lucky we are to get to be here in Alaska, doing what we love, and getting to see the beauty of our village every single day. The biggest down fall of living here in Pilot Point, Alaska is how much I miss my family and friends. I honestly don’t think that is something I will ever get over, the only thing I can hope is everyone will soon be taking their turns and coming to visit us soon. We do have a spare room if you wanna cross the REAL Alaska of your bucket list 😉 (Sorry invite extended to only people we know, just in case there might be people that actually read this blog that were not direct friends with haha)

Oh you know, just some local wild life checking us out.. and yes i actually took this picture!


So until you come experience this yourself…here some pics to hold you over.





Until we talk again! Much love from the Follettes



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