Precious Piglets

Exciting news to report from Port Heiden, Alaska. In the past couple weeks, two big pig mommas gave birth. Just … More


Puppies are great. Their clumsy fluffiness brings joy to child and cantankerous coot alike. One of my favorite aspects of … More

When Foxes Attack

Despite my unease around Port Heiden’s chickens, I’ve grown fond of the flightless wonders. Sure, their angry eyes and jerky … More

Chick It Out

Chickens are strange. Their feet give me the heeby-jeebies. And have you ever noticed the way their scowls flit from … More

Bug Buddy

Sunsets and sunrises in Port Heiden have been some of the most memorable moments in all my time here. I’ve … More

Reindeer Games

Reindeer are really silly. I’ve written about Port Heiden’s reindeer before, but the summer months have revealed more. Like the … More

Randy’s Reindeer

***Warning: this post features graphic images of blood and bones and guts and stuff*** A few years ago, several farsighted … More