Saturday, August 15, 2015

Halibut Fishing in Alaska

Halibut fishing within Alaska is done by the long-line method. This means that a boat drops an anchor to the seabed with a line that runs to the surface and attaches to floating buoys or markers, with another line that travels along the seabed for a distance to another anchor. In between anchors this line usually has baited hooks about 32 feet apart.
Halibut are a species of flat fish and are bottom feeders, meaning they generally are found in deep coastal waters. One side of a halibut (bottom side) is white and the other side (top) is a darker color. They lay on their white side down and wait for prey to swim above them, then they emerge and swallow their prey.

U.S. regulators allocate a quota amount proportional to the total allowable catch for each fisherman who purchases an amount. It has become a very regulated and monitored fishery within the past decade as halibut numbers have dropped significantly as they are a very high quality fish and have been highly targeted by sport fisheries and tourists who prize big catches.
Halibut become illegal to keep if they do not measure a certain length and are too small. Halibut can also become very big and have been weighed to be up to 400 pounds. The longline is collected back to the boat by hydraulic means, which pulls and coils the line while someone at the side of the boat unsnaps hooks from the line and pulls fish in.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday # 41

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 This is our 41st Week since the "Oh My Heartsie Girls" Wordless Wednesday began Our Wordless Wednesday is an opportunity for you to meet and make friends with bloggers from around the world. We are honored to have visitors from USA, South Africa, Europe, UK, Japan, Austria, Romania Germany, Australia, Asia and more!!! Where do you blog from?

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Oh-My-Heartsie-Girls-WWOh My Heartsie Girl and Co-Hosts, Welcome you to The Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday, Week 41 where we take the opportunity to introduce you to new friends, as they are highlighted in our posts each week. Something new each week!! Something new on our event our Co-Hosts make the Feature Choices each week, highlighting their favorite links from the past week. #OMHGWW Wordless Wednesday where we start early ❢❢939425cdiy8p6frcWe look forward to your recipes, reviews, diy crafts, gardening hints, travel, beauty ideas, jewelry you make, a card you have made and Linky Parties, we want to see it all! And if you Missed Last Weeks Party You Can Still Check Out All Those That Linked up along with our Co-Hosts and their wonderful Blogs!!! :❢:❢ You Can See All The Entries Here :❢:❢

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Carson Courage Cars

Regular visitors to our blog are usually met with recipes, crafts, wedding ideas or the like.  Today we would like to present an article that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.  As you read, you will understand.

Carson Dean Cheney was born on July 31, 2007 in Utah.  He was a happy boy, obviously a go-getter.  He learned to ride his bike without training wheels when he was 2 years old.  He learned to read at an early age and write his name--all before kindergarten.

Carson loved toy cars.... a lot.  Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars were a favorite of his.  It seemed that Carson almost always had a toy car in his hand.  A little boy and his car....pretty good combination.

Tragically, Carson was killed in an accident, just shy of his 5th birthday on July 5, 2012.  His family was devastated with the sudden loss of their little guy.  Losing a child is difficult (I know this firsthand myself, as I am sure some of you do).  With time however, Carson's family wanted Carson to be remembered and bring happiness to others--Carson loved to make others laugh and feel joy.  This is where his love of toy cars came in to play.  What better way to honor Carson than to share toy cars with others?  Hidden in areas such as parks, playgrounds, fast-food restaurants, etc. and as far away as Japan, the toy cars bring a smile to those who find them. A small label is attached so the finder is aware of Carson and his short, lively journey here on earth.

Carson's family love him and know they will be with him again.

It is inspiring that they keep Carson's memory alive in such a fun way.  They have lots of help from friends, family, and people who have never met them or Carson--that is truly AWESOME!    It would probably be best if I allowed his family to convey the mission of Carson Courage Cars (from their Facebook page):

 We have coined the term, "Carson Courage" to remind us of Carson's courageous attitude and also as a reminder to each of us to have courage each day as we face the trials and challenges of mortality. We look forward to the day we are reunited with our dear son.
  • We are so grateful for the love and support of so many to keep Carson's memory alive and spread smiles just like he did when he was here on Earth. Every time a car is placed, found and posted, it gives our family a little more strength to continue in our journey. Carson made friends wherever he went and he loved everyone. It's so neat to see that he can continue to do that, even though he isn't physically here anymore.

    If you by chance feel the desire to join in our project , feel free to download the Carson Cars tag in the photos folder and we also try to keep the link pinned to the top of the newsfeed. Print the tags, purchase some hotwheels or matchbox cars (as those were his favorite), attach the tag and then hide them around town and on trips where you think others would have fun finding them.

    We like to think that Carson knows where each of these cars are hidden and that he helps those who need a smile to find them.

    Thank you a million times over for letting Carson into your hearts and supporting our grieving family.

    Hug your little ones a little longer and tighter and make sure to take a good hard look into their precious eyes whenever you can. I miss looking into my Carson's eyes and wish I would have taken more time to do so. That is one of my biggest regret.

Hiding a Carson Courage Car in a local park.

Another car to find!

For more info, please click on the link below.  Better yet, join in and make a child's day by hiding Carson Courage Cars.

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