Despite the adventurous and intrepid title, author Michael McBride insists his newly released book, “The Last Wilderness: Alaska’s Rugged Coast,” is a love story. It tells the story of love between a man, a woman and their children, their love for the rugged and remote land that surrounds and sustains them, and an optimistic love for the possibilities of the future.
I asked a fellow gardener how his garden was going yesterday, and got the eye-roll. “I have no idea,” he said. “The tomatoes are all hanging dead. I haven’t been watering.” The between-the-lines sentiment is pretty prevalent right now: gardener burnout.
All summer long Grace Ridge’s peaks and ridgelines have been teasing my friend Heather and me. By the end of August, we’re ravenous for its long, challenging hike.
My friend recently put in a new garden; a huge, 2,000-square foot expanse of fresh soil in the way only Alaska soil can be fresh — chickweed and nettles springing up between root wads. You can almost hear it screaming for lime as you walk over it.
After two years of moose hunting restrictions on the Kenai Peninsula, hunters this season will have access to more moose come the opening day of rifle season Aug 20.
Teaching a child to ride a bicycle is a rite of passage for parents, usually happening around age 5. But a new type of bike is allowing kids to learn to ride younger than ever before — and practically on their own.
In a world increasingly driven by reusing, recycling and multi-purposing, the Homer Cycling Club is right on task with their work to create a sustainable, year-round, multi-use trail system in the Diamond Creek Recreation Area.
The Kachemak Skeeters shooting club recently completed its fourth and final sport shooting competition for the 2012-13 season.
The unusually warm weather and plentiful sunshine this summer makes for some incredibly luscious and colorful scenes around Homer.
And, unlike the pungent odor that comes in early spring, these summer months have smelled fantastic!
Beginning Saturday, Homer Garden Club hosts its annual Gardener’s Weekend, full of inspirational gardens to tour, and a speaker who offers a unique blend of art, landscape design and land ethics.
Homer sure is a great place to be a kid. Where else can you find a zone just for kids at a farmer’s market?
Kayla, the market’s kids’ activities coordinator, always has a fun and sustainably sourced craft or activity for kids to work on. The Kids Zone is also home to one of our community People’s Gardens. It was planted and is maintained by Kayla and the market kids.
Saturday’s Kids Zone activity was part of the second installment of the “Chef at the Market” series, featuring Maura Brenin’s Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder. Brenin was awarded the grant through the Division of Agriculture program which promotes Alaska Grown produce at farmers markets.
From start to finish, the kids prepared fresh, delicious and aromatic Kachemak Bay Seafood Chowder featuring fresh Homer-grown veggies, local rockfish, salmon and razor clams.