Get Out of Town!

By , August 9, 2018

This week we celebrate Michelle’s birthday. As usual, it creates a certain amount of tension in the homestead. Autumn started for us on August 1st, but Michelle likes to retain the summer birthday of her childhood (see Ghost Ferns and Witchy Woods). She’s got the family whipped into shape, but she can’t change the weather!

Our monsoon season usually starts the second week of August, and this year has been no exception. We’re getting meaningful rain, thankfully and at last, but also high winds—high enough to make one large cruise ship reject a Skagway docking for a Haines docking, then fail to make that mooring before heading back south!

rainy weather

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” not in Southeast Alaska in August! (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

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Struggling to Stay Interesting

By , August 6, 2018

One of the promises I made to myself, and sometimes struggle to keep, is that this blog should stay interesting.

Lately, staying interesting has become a struggle. I’m sick!

homemade soap

The new batch of Russian tea soap, cut and curing (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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