The world continues to turn here in Homerland. Labor Day is tomorrow which starts the end of tourism. That is of course both a good (for locals) and a bad thing (for businesses). In our microscopic world, projects remain (high tunnel, electric fence, field prep).
The chicken complex above will have to move this coming week to make way for the high tunnel which will start there and extend out into the field. The birds won’t care as they only sleep there. They spend their days exploring every square inch of the property that is not over run with Fireweed (the pink stuff in the above image). If you have never had chickens, we can’t recommend them enough. Eggs aside, they are comical little critters. We enjoy their antics as do our dogs.
Speaking of Fireweed, it is finally starting to go to seed. That means snow is six weeks away according to Alaskan legend.
After the bloom, the Fireweed will turn a brilliant burnt red. We will try to post a few pictures when that occurs. The ridge we live on above town is a mix of Spruce forests and expansive Fireweed fields. It gets scenic just before winter comes to town.
Be well & green dreams!