|Brianna and Diana with|
Jeff's first moose.
This year we've had quite a few students and teachers get their first moose (a pretty big deal and an awesome accomplishment). Talk about lots of work! Moose are BIG! They're heavy as all get out and they pack a lot of meat, which means that they are usually the number one target this time of year. Once a moose is caught it has to be hauled back to the village (usually by boat), hung, cleaned, and packed for the winter.
|Tomcods hanging behind|
Yup, it's an exciting time to share food, stock freezers for the winter, and work hard.
It also means that a lot of the high school students are missing from class.
My Sophomore class is small all the time by lower 48 standards (it's pretty average for here with 15 students), but it's never been this small:
Yup. That's it. I guess it makes it pretty easy on me and it's always fun to work with small groups but getting all of those missing kids caught up when they return will not be my favorite thing to do. I sure hope they're catching a lot before winter gets here!