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FISH! FISH! FISH!

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For many Alaskans, “summer” means three things for sure…fish, fish and fish!  We dip, catch, and net fish…we clean, cut, can, freeze and smoke fish…we eat fish, love fish and sometimes we smell like fish. At least Destini does after logging over 136 hours at the processing plant in the past two weeks. She smells bad AND she’s cranky.

Oh, and Destini’s work sell fish…order online or by phone and they ship it right to your door! http://www.tannersfish.com/  Mention Backwoods Mom! You won’t get a discount, but they will think you are really cool! (And if Destini answers the phone, tell her how adorable she is.)

Thought I’d share some fishy photos and a video with those less fishunate!

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Destini and her fish!

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Tote of octopus at Destini’s work, Tanner’s Processing.

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Destini on the job at Tanners!

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Destini washing totes at work.

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Packaging Octopus! Yum!

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Here fishy fishy fish…

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I just think this one looks cool..

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MY DAD! 🙂

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Bait or dinner…maybe both.

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My brother filleting some fish…don’t worry, he’s qualified to perform surgery, so probably he can cut fish. ha

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No matter how many times you do it, it’s still gross.

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Beautiful.

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I pressure wash the scales off and Sandi fillets. I’m not allowed to fillet…

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THIS is why Sandi doesn’t let me cut fish…because hers look THIS GOOD! (watch the video at bottom)

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I’m scared.

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Ling Cod at Tanners

 

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This guy is adorable.

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Halibut at TANNERS.

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The smallest victims….they poured out of the mama.

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Tanners sells fish online and will ship it right to your house!!

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Smoked salmon for sale at Tanners.

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Compare the size of this king salmon with my foot. (No comments on the square shape of my feet…)

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Big ol’ cod at Tanners.

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You learn quickly, grasshopper…

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If the sun is setting, you KNOW we are up late! About midnight after a long day…

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Watch Sandi show off her filleting skills!

 
 
5 Responses to "FISH! FISH! FISH!"
  1. Katie Brown Stafford says:

    Sandi can filet my fish anytime!! I am betting Destini misses her coffee shop – but it was a great summer to work outside!

  2. Nicole says:

    You say they deliver – Will they deliver to South Africa??? No, probably not.

  3. Tammy says:

    Oh man! That was way too many dead fish pictures for me to look at right before dinner…

  4. Carla Field says:

    Finally got to meet Destini the other day when we stopped by Tanners! Love the look on the yellow eye’s face…and he/she looks delish! My favorite! Oh…and by the way, I have the same Gear Shed green sweatshirt, it’s great!

  5. Night Rider says:

    It cracks me up how Destini ‘smiles’ in every photo. She has my deepest admiration for the work she is doing, pretty sure I couldn’t do it, or could have done it at her age. And why am I not surprised that they won’t let you have sharp objects? LOL

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