Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I thought I'd share this because it's cool.

Here's your own official Alaskan Ice Bucket...

It's totally natural with zero intention to create it, the crack in the back of it is because I got it out by kicking over a bucket, in fact this one...

However even with that flaw, it's still pretty cool, I particularly like the nice flat top edge and it's symmetry.

How was it done you ask? Easy, have a bucket sitting outside full of rainwater, and live in Alaska in September.

Anyway while taking this, this is the first attempt of the photo of the ice bucket.
Yep the dog saw the camera and just had to stick her head in the way. However I know people like dogs, and she's looking cute in this shot, so I thought it would be nice to post anyway.


Seeking Serenity said...

wow it came out perfect!
of course we all enjoy the pet
Strength for you all up there!

Sandy Livesay said...

Great picture of your dog and the glass!!!

Stay warm, I hear the temperatures are changing and it's already started to snow.

Gungnir said...

That's not a glass, it's literally an ice bucket (a bucket made of ice, from a bucket no less).

Plickety Cat said...

It's been snowing off and on for the last 10 days. So far nothing is sticking, but it's in the single digits at night already.

The thick "bottom" of the ice bucket is actually the top of the water line in the orange bucket, which froze thicker than the sides because it wasn't insulated by plastic. The center of the ice bucket is just where the rainwater in the orange bucket hadn't frozen yet.

If you look at the orange bucket and then picture the "ice bucket" upside-down within it, you'll understand what happened ;)

Thermal dynamics in action :D

Damon & Lola's excellent adventures said...

What has happened?! I'm so caught up in your lives! And now I'm worried that something has happened. Why no more posts?
Well, your blog has been wonderful. Thank you for sharing the journey! I hope you are both well.

Gungnir said...

We apologize to all, we've been kind of taking a break with the start of winter.

It's been a tough year, with some setbacks, and not much to show for it. It's kind of demotivating and when you're not motivated then writing about your demotivation on a blog isn't high on your list of priorities.

We'll whip up a posting soon.

Unknown said...

Hello you tWo, I have spent the last 2 weeks reading every word of your blog! I have thoroughly enjoyed following your progress and vicariously sharing in your adventures. you have persevered and prevailed where others have failed and I will be wishing you continued success! I am a painter and should there be a photo of your homestead or property or portrait that you would enjoy having, it would be my privilege to paint it for you! We'll call it a cabin-warming gift.
Dina A.
Ozark MO