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post #21 of 30
YAY we'll see you here!
post #22 of 30
Yay! I skimmed over your blog and see you've made it. : Welcome to our neck of the woods. Fairbanks is a terriffic place to call home. :
post #23 of 30
Welcome to Fairbanks! I'm glad we are having nice weather for you and glad you missed the shakers we've been having lately! Hope you find a great place soon.
post #24 of 30
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Thanks for all the support guys!

We're here, and we're thrilled about it. I still find it incredibly strange that it doesn't really get good and dark, but we're adapting. We got up here last Monday night and stayed in a hostel (tent site) until we found a place. We REALLY like the family housing on campus so we're on the waiting list there and found a furnished 1 bedroom to get us by until we move to campus. That will make a total of 4 moves during this pregnancy, which I think should earn me some sort of medal.

Fairbanks is amazing! I have never met so many really nice, welcoming, LOVING people in one place! Maybe we've just been super lucky, but we just feel so blessed to be here. We have a few maps taped up to the walls so we can figure out where we're going and we have another city map in the car so I can get us found when we get lost, but this town really isn't very big so it's hard to be lost for long.

You guys have so many mosquitoes! We'd forgotten how spoiled we were in dry, dry Colorado. My feet and ankles look like they've been absolutely attacked!

I have to say, I was a little disappointed at the Farmer's Market. We couldn't find any produce? We went today, is there more on Saturday? Did we just miss it? We'd love to buy all our fruits and veggies locally if we can, does anyone know where we need to go to do that?
post #25 of 30
We just don't HAVE any produce yet. It's still really early in our growing season. Most people don't plant outside until June 1. But they are coming and they are YUMMY!
post #26 of 30
growing season is from June to August! Carrots are 1/2 an inch high, and peas are only 4-6 inches in my garden. We were lucky this year in the valley, in that we were able to put out starts 3 weeks early this time.
Even so, the radishes will not be ready for at least 3 more weeks as it is.
post #27 of 30
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Oh! Well I guess that explains it then! It's hard to believe because it feels so warm and there's so much sun, but I guess if the food needs a little more time to grow, I can wait!

I have a lot to learn about life this far north.

Thanks for the info!
post #28 of 30
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Oh! Well I guess that explains it then! It's hard to believe because it feels so warm and there's so much sun, but I guess if the food needs a little more time to grow, I can wait!

I have a lot to learn about life this far north.

Thanks for the info!
Yes, its warm, but its only been that way for less than a month.
Snow was still on the ground in areas 4 weeks ago.
Normally, the last frost is not till around the first of June.
You will figure it out! Some things took me awhile as well.
post #29 of 30
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Yes, its warm, but its only been that way for less than a month.
Snow was still on the ground in areas 4 weeks ago.
Normally, the last frost is not till around the first of June.
You will figure it out! Some things took me awhile as well.
The first of June! You guys really are hardcore! What an abrupt change from winter to summer, does summer turn into winter that quickly?
post #30 of 30
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The first of June! You guys really are hardcore! What an abrupt change from winter to summer, does summer turn into winter that quickly?
Hehe! You will find out! Actually, fall, if you can call it that is beyond gorgeous! The colors ae blinding. The ground colors turn bright red, along with some dark gold, and the trees turn a very bright gold.
Only lasts a couple of weeks, but it is worth it.
Its not all the bad. But its not for everyone.
In the dead of winter, it is crucial to remain active, and take a good high vitamin cod liver oil for A and D levels.
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