High Park Fire, 7

What does "containment" of a wildfire mean? It doesn't mean control, and it doesn't mean the fire has been extinguished. It means that by some means or other a line has been created, through burning out fuels or digging down to bare dirt, over which the fire is less likely to be able to cross. … Read more

Olds College, Alberta, during Fibre Week

While things are burning up near home, I've been on the road teaching. It's good to be distracted by the places I've been, and the good company I've had there. Last week I taught at the first few days of Olds College Fibre Week: a two-day workshop on wool types, and then a half-day session on how … Read more