- 6:05 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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I really am open to anything. I know that the ski resorts start hiring in October so that would be an option. So feel free to make some suggestions I definitely need to get that ball rolling soon.
Keep an eye on the classifieds on the JH Radio website, they tend to have the best stuff. Ski resorts, hotels, and restaurants are usually looking in the winter. Also check out snowmobile touring companies and the golf courses that turn into cross country ski areas in the winter.
Just be warned that it’s not nearly as busy in the winter as it is in the summer, so lots of people work a couple different gigs just to afford housing. You probably won’t make much money in the winter, but you’ll make up for it in the summer. You’ll get a lot more for your rent dollars if you go over Teton Pass to Driggs, but you’ll need to cross it each day if you’re working in Jackson. We were there in an epic snowfall year and it closed about 3 times all winter; they do a pretty good job of plowing.
- 4:20 pm - Sun, Jul 20, 2014
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Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
- 9:44 pm - Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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"Let this be a warning says the magpie to the morning / don’t let this fading summer pass you by" ~ Neko Case
Nantucket is a magical place.
- 9:04 pm
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Any day that ends like this is a good day. #Nantucket needs #nofilter.
- 9:37 pm
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A man and his dog… #myguys
- 7:43 am - Mon, Jun 16, 2014
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Our first day off in a few weeks began by waking up early and going clamming.
We met in Madaket, where we were introduced to some new friends, including a stocky bulldog named Sarge and a Great Dane named Lilah who kept insisting on sitting on my lap.
We boarded the boat with floating baskets, wicked looking clam rakes, and wet suits in tow and began a windy, rather chilly ride out to Tuckernuck Island. As the sun rose, the wind died down and it turned out to be a gorgeous day.
Tuckernuck is a fascinating place. It’s an island located just west of Nantucket and is entirely off the grid. Old Nantucket families have built houses out there and boat over everything needed for a “quick getaway” (as if Nantucket wasn’t getaway enough).
First stop was North Pond. It was the last day of steamer season and we were taking full advantage of it. Digging for steamers is dirty work — you find air holes in the sand or mud and you go to town, trying to out-dig a bivalve. A bit trickier than you would imagine, but nothing we couldn’t handle. With a few milk crates full of their delicate shells (steamer clams are fragile and will crack easily), we declared a moratorium on steamers til next season. Grow, little clams, grow!
Next stop was back toward Nantucket, in a small cove off of Madaket Beach, to dig for Quahog clams (aka quahogging or ‘hoggin). That’s when the floating baskets and clam rakes came into play. While standing in the water, you can feel the clams by lightly dragging the clam rake tines over the bottom; some people swear by feeling them out with their feet. Then you pry them out and scoop them to the surface, assuming you have a rake with a basket. The old school rakes that look similar to short, curved pitchforks were a more delicate balancing act. Any finds are dumped in the floating basket tied to your waist.
A successful haul and we headed back to Nantucket for a delicious and well-earned lunch of shellfish.
- 10:03 pm - Sun, Jun 15, 2014
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Lilah the Great Dane vs Sarge the Bulldog
Madaket, Nantucket, MA
- 9:08 pm
Wild sea beans… Tastes like a sea pickle! #foraging #nantucket
- 12:57 am - Sat, May 24, 2014
#Sunset beach stroll. #nofilter #nantucket