Posts tagged: summertime

Summer Shift

By , June 7, 2019

The summer season has arrived, and the homestead has entered the Summer Shift.

The Summer Shift not only encompasses all the homesteading activities that take place in summer—cutting and hauling firewood, fishing, gardening, construction, improvements and repair, and more—but, perhaps paradoxically, adjusts to accommodate those of us who have less time to devote to these activities.

Tourships in Lynn Canal

Evening rush hour: a couple of cruise ships head south down Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Circle of the Seasons: Summer

By , May 1, 2010

It’s May 1st, the first day of summer according to Celtic reckoning, a way of looking at the seasons that is arguably more sensible, particularly for our region, than the current calendar designations. Our ancient ancestors welcomed it with Beltane, which lingers in the modern world as May Day. Continue reading 'Circle of the Seasons: Summer'»

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