Mary made a delicious salad with fresh veggies from her garden and brought some fresh blueberries that she and Ken had picked in the wild. Ken makes beautiful wooden bowls out of Alaskan woods, and Mary brought one of those in which to serve the salad. Thankfully, Mary also brought a pan large enough for the crab legs.
Ken and Mary had three house guests at the time of our visit, all of whom were using their house as a staging area before flying to teaching or counseling jobs in the bush for the school year. They brought one of their guests, a delightful young man named Dan Jarashow, with them. Dan is going to be a dorm counselor at a boarding high school in Galeena, on the Yukon River. The villages in the bush are so far apart that the older kids go to boarding high schools. Dan, a resident of Maryland who went to college in Minnesota, was really looking forward to working in the wilds of Alaska and spending his first winter in the bush.