Summer brings a time of transition for KNOM volunteers as new folks arrive and the current volunteers look on to new adventures. Tara looks back on the year’s experiences with her fellow housemates.
Zach’s mother visited Nome for a long weekend, and they celebrated by doing a bunch of activities. One of his favorite weekends in Nome, the hosting nudged him into taking full advantage of the many cool things to do, and he got to share a measure of how rich, exciting, and lucky his past few months have been.
“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.
We at Chateau Vol Manor have been getting quite crafty these days. While I could say the increasing amounts of light cause us to rethink our…
Zach takes another stab (or slice) at incorporating local game and subsistence food into his blog. Warning: you may be ravenously hungry by the end of this post. Have a snack nearby.
Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”
As March cruises past us and April quickly approaches I can no longer pretend this isn’t happening: I have less than five months left at KNOM.…
Tara gets an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis, and forgets to put the memory card in her camera. Sometimes it’s just about the experience.
With no team allegiance, Emily and Tara join some Nomeites at a local bar & grill to take part in the Super Bowl watching. Emily realizes how common experiences connect us to those far away.
Snow, ice, and Zumba. Anna Rose learns 10 lessons (oddities?) from her first Nome winter.