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October! October 16th, 2009

Categories: Seasons

Double rainbow up in Hatcher Pass, before the arrival of snow.



Heavy Frost this morning. Field off of Clark-Wolverine Rd.



Immature Eagle gobbling up moose guts on the Matanuska River bank.


View of Pioneer Peak from Matanuska River bank.


Apparently these clover didn’t get the memo that it’s October…


This is a shot somewhere off of Springer Loop



Frost in the fields off Springer.



Old barn on Springer



Ol’ Lazy Mountain



Byer’s Peak in the wanning sunlight.



Instead of snow, this is what we get!



One of the few trees left with color, it lends stark contrast to the beauty of the sky.

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Signs of Fall September 2nd, 2009

Categories: Seasons

The cranes are back in the fields, green leaves are turning to yellow and moose season is on. I think we all know what that means…

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Alaska State Fair: Get Up and Get Happy! August 21st, 2009

Categories: Events, Seasons

As a child, the highlight of every single fall for me was the Alaska State Fair. Each August, my family of six would pack into the mini-van and head to the fair. We entered all sorts of things in the exhibits; from goats and rabbits to pineapple upside-down cake and beaded barrettes and received a colorful array of ribbons. We each have had favorite rides that have changed through the years, but mine has always been the Gravitron!

The Alaska State Fair is fun for the entire family. Vendors come from all over the state to offer one of a kind items, Alaska memorabilia, and fantastic foods. You can relive the classic carnival tastes with the Husky Burger, Slippery Gulch, Dippin’ Dots, Hoop ‘n’ Hula Milk and Cookies, Becky’s Kettle Corn, and Hawaiian Shaved Ice vendors.

The State Fair is open from August 27th to September 7th. Weekday hours are 12 PM – 10 PM, weekend hours are 10 AM – 10 PM.

Come out for a day of excitement, delicious foods and fun for everyone!


FAIR ADMISSIONS
Age Weekday Weekend
Adult
(13-64)
$10
$12
Youth
(6-12)
$6
$7
Senior
(65+)
$6
$7
FREE (5 and younger)


For more information about concerts, daily schedules and special events at the Alaska State Fair, visit their website at www.AlaskaStateFair.org!

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Farming in Palmer August 11th, 2009

Categories: Seasons

As mid-August looms in the near future, farmers around Palmer are extremely busy!

You can find fresh produce at the Friday Flings, Farmers Market at “The Store” in the Butte every day from 1-6, and some right off the farms.

People are working hard to grow that giant produce the Matanuska Susitna Valley is famous for! I helped some relatives of mine with their garden recently and noticed they have a huge cabbage surrounded by a couple layers of fencing. It just might prove to be some competition in the Giant Cabbage Weighoff at the Alaska State Fair in a couple weeks!

 I drove around the outskirts of Palmer today and took some photos and ‘watched the grass grow’. Here’s what I saw.

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