These books are chronologically first in the series The Adventures of Jack Here, Kitty, Kitty All of our books so far come in two versions, a younger version for 3 to 7 year old… and an older version for 7 and older folk. We have so enjoyed writing these books for you and your children and grandchildren. It is so neat to find a person’s life worth writing so many different stories about. You can use this one and others as a stepping off point to discuss many things with your family. Take this opportunity here to fill in your name and email in the form to the right to receive our FREE NEWSLETTER that lets you know when more books in this series are published. By clicking on the FREE NEWSLETTER, you also get two free books – the Blueberry Books. ...Read More
Coming Soon! This story involves Jack and his friend Jonas deciding to “borrow” the town’s delivery bicycle for a little ride just down the street. The town was only four blocks long. Down and back… simple, right? Read about the consequences they had to pay and see what you would like to teach your children from this adventure. As always, there are Notes with each book to give you helps with the story. A delivery bike has a very large basket and a corresponding small front tire. The rear tire remained the normal size for normal peddling. This particular bike delivered goods from the Trading Store, prescriptions from the Drug Store and also packages from the Post Office. This story includes the use and responsibility of handling guns. It is not the wild west, but it is a part of wilderness living for two young boys. This is the next book to be published. Join our free newsletter or our paid membership group to get notification of its...Read More
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A fish wheel with a little explanation.
Soon we’ll be writing the story of Jack and his parents traveling to Alaska to participate in salmon fishing with a fishing wheel. They caught 1000+ pounds of sockeye salmon which they mainly used to feed the sled dogs Jack’s father had to have as a Mountie.
There are a number of videos on YouTube. Just go to youtube.com and then search for fishing wheel.Read More
November, 2011 run of Chinook (King) Salmon on the American River, CA at the Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder.Read More
Dog Sledding with the Seavey’s. See Three generations of the Seavey Family train their sled dogs. Check out the fantastic article American Profile wrote along with this video they produced at: http://www.americanprofile.com/articl…Read More
See how they build the different parts of a fish wheel.
Jack told us that people built their fish wheels out of drift wood or whatever they could find. These two in the video seemed to be using wood very close by. Of course, since wood floats, larger logs could easily be towed by a boat to the location needed.
To us, it is very interesting to see a different way of life… and, a different way of fishing.
There are other ways that people caught salmon in the Alaskan rivers. One method is called dip-netting. Another YouTube video show that technique. This one is entitled: Dip Net Fishing Salmon Run Russian River Alaska. The salmon were running well and this one man catch them quite a few at a time. http://youtu.be/HWP2TYc3hJg
After you have viewed that video, there are others that you can see.Read More
Practical examples of how to react when encountering bears in the wild. Students in the Dartmouth IGERT Polar Environmental Change PhD Program take a safety training class for polar researchers before they leave for their 5-week field seminar in Greenland.Read More
Music should be part of our lives.
This video is here just because it is so amazing! It doesn’t have anything to do directly with any of the children’s stories we are writing.
There is so much that you can share through this video with your family that we just wanted to make it available to you.