|the water truck attempts to keep the dust down in the staging area, while the chipper turns logs into mountains of chips|
Lower Field - (picture take during a previous summer)
This summer, road work is going on in Stehekin which will hopefully improve the road for all who use it. The project is slated to be completed at the end of the 2018 summer season. With heavy equipment moving trees, rocks and soil, those who travel Stehekin's road are learning to schedule for the inevitable delays that the road work causes. The local flaggers do their best to get the travelers through safely, and often offer a friendly word while the drivers wait for the go-ahead.
|the Lower Field as a staging area for the road work (smoke driting in from fires in British Columbia)|
In a couple of years, we will once again enjoy the idyllic wildlife scenes: deer grazing; bears -fresh out of their winter sleep- filling their hungry bellies with the first tender greens of the year; Canada geese gathering in the growing alfalfa -their last hurrah before their soon-to-appear hatchlings require all their attention.
hay bales dry and ready to be put in the barn
By 2019, or 2020, summertime will again provide scenes reminiscent of years gone by, with hay in the field -cut, dried, raked and then in bales, ready to be picked up for feeding to the local livestock. This field was part of an original homestead, and the has been cultivated for over 100 years.
Until the alfalfa is growing again, please be patient and don't be too surprised by what you will see in the Lower Field.
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