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    Eliguk Journal – October 7, 2021.

    Nautical Twilight - faintly visible horizon. The resort was fading fast, as nautical twilight held it's degree; long enough to make a safe passage across the lake. The dock lights were barely a glow telling the tale of a grim day that cast over our neck of the woods at Eliguk. We had just made a day trip to Anahim Lake for a few groceries and a very important parcel; a Dodge diesel fuel pump! The truck has been sitting across the lake for a couple weeks now, just waiting for its new heart operation. During that time we had more company. Friend, Brad from the Okanagan came to stay…

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    Eliguk Journal – Oct 2, 2021.

    Sleepless nights… Do you ever have the feeling you’re going to have ‘one of those nights’? A night where sleep isn’t going to come easy; one thing leads to another creating a snowball of events? Well… it was last night, and it accounts for my incessant yawning and foggy mind today. It was an evening of watching too much YouTube with the current events of the world, (stressful from any angle you look at it.) So yeah, we stayed up way too late. When I shut the generator off at midnight, Mountain Man was conveniently already tucked into bed. On the way back in, all the dogs came back into…

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    Eliguk Journal – August 31, 2021.

    Our cabin lights glowing like a pumpkin. 5am came fast. Coffee perked, a fire lit and a full breakfast down; I worked at packing my husband’s food & drinks. Dawn slowly revealed the tree line and forest surrounding me, through my small kitchen window. 3 big Aussies circled impatiently; knowing that their Dad had just arrived, but was on the move again. Mountain Man loaded a spare tire with all the parts and tools he needed to fix the truck, where it sat at 125km on the Kluskus. He would leave in a North East direction, and our next group would come in through the South.  A kiss and a…

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    Eliguk Journal – August 18, 2021.

    It can’t be 18 days since I posted last, can it? It’s unreal to me where the weeks and months have gone this Summer! Days gone by don’t even seem like they’ve dawned yet but they’ve come, gone, and now the blur of memories are only captured in a little electronic device, that I can flick through to see how the events in our days actually unfolded. Inside my mind, I’m scatterbrained; but one thing becomes clear… without an iPhone, (that isn’t even connected to a provider) I wouldn’t have a clue about our timeline here at the resort. Catalogued in photos with dates and times, then the “oh ya”…

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    Eliguk Journal – August 7, 2021.

    It's been 2 weeks since I've been able to sit down and 'selfishly' write about our lives. Hopefully after I'm done catching up on all the events of those weeks away - you will forgive me for my absence! It all started out with getting away (going to town) for 4 days. We all know that's a terrible gamble, but we still keep doing it (well once or twice a year for me anyhow). I was due. I needed many things like shirts, shoes and specialty kitchen items & ingredients that Mountain Man just can't get for me. We had our resort sitter all lined up, and ready to come…

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    Eliguk Journal – July 24, 2021.

    Mountain Man is finally getting to put all that collected solar equipment up. The cargo container that has all the insulated panels in it, is where the solar system will be. He spent a few days being a solar power installer. Our new solar fridge/freezer will make an appearance in the next few weeks - we need to be able to power it when it arrives! Between guests, he got to scratch a few things off his list, like a corner post for the Hudson cabin. Platform above is where the outdoor bathroom will be on the Husdon cabin. I spent time picking wild mint and pineapple chamomile for Winter…

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    Eliguk Journal – July 15, 2021.

    Cooling off We're halfway through the month and I haven't even made a July entry! Why?? Well, there wasn't one minute in any day that I could afford to sit half the day to put something together! We spent 2 weeks in a 'heat misery' where we worked and swam, worked and waded, worked and then splashed about in the lake. It became routine to sit in the water from around 2-4 pm; because you just couldn't get any work done outside or sit inside the cabin for any relief. The dogs were all encouraged to come have playtime in the water as well. Avoiding Heat Stroke... Pressure washing compartments.…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 29th, 2021.

    A years supply for 2 Just like that, the other heat came. I should have known better than to even mention it hadn’t hit yet! The sweltering heat hit like a wall of fire from an explosion. It didn’t slowly creep up; it was just in your face with the oxygen intake being hotter than the exhale. One day we woke up and it was 30C (86F) by 8:30am. It just so happened to be the day before our group of 10 was arriving. The day I was supposed to bake, cook & prep. Thank goodness I had just finished sifting all that pollen and jarred it. It feels good…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 19, 2021.

    Keeping baby girl away from the boys... The heat is finally over! No, I'm not talking about the heatwave of Summer - that's not even shown itself in British Columbia yet. Brook's heat started May 1st, then her estrus on May 29th. She stopped being physically attracted to the furry males only a couple days ago (June 16). Forty eight days. A month and a half of our lives revolving around those chastity briefs and melted brains. This is going to happen every 6 months? That's 90 days out of 365?? (Give or take, but still...ugh!) It got so bad that we couldn't even put them in the same cabin together…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 10, 2021.

    Socked in Ilgatchuz Mountain Range. The storm clouds came and parked themselves over the Ilgatchuz range; not letting up for days. They still haven't. On average we're getting almost an inch of rain every 24 hours. We've even hit the freezing mark overnight every other day with a frost, the odd hail or snow squall, with the greenhouse wood stove going day & night. This is June in the Chilcotin. Some local first nations have been using the trail from Anahim to Walt's during all the wet weather and have turned our travel route into a trail of mud soup. We were waiting for things to dry up before we…

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