Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Well it's great to be done another season.  It feels good to sit back and take it easy.  Even though the realization of me being a vagabond for another few months is starting to set in and I'm excited.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

3 Days.... Maybe

Now that my season is almost over I should start actually putting some effort into my plans for the Fall.  I could always plant for another month or two on the coast which would be interesting, but not nearly as much as Asia is going to be.  Now I just need to pick dates and find a flight to some random city on the Asian continent and see what happens.   

Friday, August 18, 2006

Hotel Show

As the season is nearing the end I have to say that it's great to be doing a hotel show (staying in town at a hotel vs. my tent in a bush camp). The contract has been nice in that I have been getting a few days off to relax mixed in with a few good planting days.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I have to say that I am already excited about the fall and all that I hope to encompass during that time. I don't have great big plans, but I am starting to piece together ideas of things and places that I would like to visit while overseas. Currently I am looking at about 8 more days of planting then I will put away my shovel and planting bags for another season. Jon skiing on the lake.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Finally...well not yet

Another season at LSFS (Little Smokey Forestry Services) is over.... but my season is not quite over yet. I was able to get onto another contract till close to the end of the month with NGR. I have to say I am happy to get more work, but I doubt I would have been disappointed if I had not. A few pictures from earlier on in the season that I was recently given. Darren, Me, Mark and Tyson in the back posing for a picture on an unknown disposable camera we found in a truck (Darren and Mark are the supervisors). Me taking a plunge off the bridge onto my air mattress (I have to say my air mattress was never the same).

Friday, August 04, 2006

Final countdown

Another season is already melting away into distant memories here at Little Smokey. It looks like we will finish off all the remaining trees in the next few days, spend a day at the lake on the motor boat then all head our separate ways for the winter (actually for the rest of the summer, fall and winter). Not sure what my plans are yet for the next few weeks. I may try to pickup another contract or perhaps just decide I did well enough so I could be done work for the year.... Pictures of our crew. Trying not to get lost after the heli dropped us off in the vast woods.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Season

The Season continues to roll along for me here in Northern Alberta.  I just came off of a few great shifts.  I was able to smash my old personal best tree record for a day (which I thought would never happen).  The weather has been wonderful (a bit warm today - record high of 33 in Grande Prairie).  The sunsets from our mountain top campsite have been phenomenal as of late (despite the brisk mornings).  Overall things are going great.  It currently looks like mid August will be my finish date, but who honestly ever knows.  I hope everybody's summers are going great.