|Posted by fireweedfiber on September 11, 2020 at 2:40 PM|
We are gently falling into fall with cooler evenings and shorter days. To my surprise and delight my dwarf rose bush poppies are still blooming and sharing their beauty with all. I have met a member of our environment for the first time this fall, a bit scary due to its size. I am told they are more prevalent because of the trees being cut due to beetle kill. It is a wood wasp and they are huge!!
I am feeling the need to winterize and close the place in preparation for winter. Tuck all the corners in, organize all outside stuff, cut the grass one last time, feed the plants before their winter sleep and so forth and so on. Its part of the ritual of fall and life.
My pup continues to grow, prefers to be outside most the time, and despite his size is still a big cuddly boy. My old girl, Sadie is slowing down some and showing her age. I see her as a dignified lady, which she never was when younger. Two of my geese are nearly 10 now, and doing well, they can live into their teens.
It is sad to not be doing the festival this year. But with so many unknowns with this virus, it was a realistic decision.
Since we are not doing the festival, we will be having a meeting! Happy Day! We have been blessed with 3 months of sunshine for our summer meetings at Soldotna Creek Park, that has been nice. The weather is changing, and we reached out to Nancy Field and asked if we could use her new office space and she said yes!!
Sooooo…Meeting is September 19 (3rd Sat of the month) we begin at 11:00 and will go from there…as usual, bring your current project to work on, if you have any projects you have completed bring to share and inspire us. The meetings are fun when we have a presenter. Please let our president Linda know if you would like to share/ present/teach us during our winter months. It could be an idea, it could be some new resources or skills you have discovered, or whatever; surprise us and let us make this a fun winter of learning and sharing with each other.
Location: Two story new gray business office directly behind the State Farm Office off the Kenai Spur Hwy in Soldotna. You can see it from the Spur Hwy, it is easy to find…we have met there before. The space is nice and open, we have enough space to respect social distancing and still socialize.
I also have a large list of activities through the Kenai & Homer S&W Conservation Districts. There is also a fiber retreat notice I received. I will forward both to all of you separately since they are too long to include in the newsletter.
See you on the 19th around 11:00, Lee