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Foraging in Alaska – Berry Picking

Summertime in Alaska means berries. Lots and lots of berries. From one end to the other, Alaska is covered in wild berries, both edible and not. Be sure you’re set for a busy summer of foraging in Alaska for wild berries. Foraging in Alaska – Equipment While berry picking can be done with no more … Continue reading »

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Foraging in Alaska – Spring

Foraging in Alaska may seem impossible to those who haven’t been here long. Long, cold, dark winters with seemingly no life make it a tough landscape. But underneath all that snow, Alaska is an amazing food source for those who know what they are looking for. But be prepared. With the abundance of food in … Continue reading »

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10 Things to Do in Alaska in February

It’s been a chilly January for the State of Alaska, and if it continues along with a “normal” Alaskan winter, February will be fairly similar. But don’t let the weather keep you inside and allow cabin fever to set in! Get out and have some fun with these 10 Things to Do in Alaska in … Continue reading »

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28 Ways to Make Money on the Homestead

It seems these days, no matter how off the grid or self-sufficient you are, you still need money. While the hubby and I still have full time jobs, we dream of the day that we will be more self-sufficient and be able to work for ourselves only. As a start, we do what we can … Continue reading »

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Foraging Spruce Tips

I’ve been determined to do more foraging this year. Believe it or not, Alaska wilderness has a lot of food to offer, not just ice cubes and snow cones. One of those treats is spruce tips. There’s a fairly short window for foraging spruce tips. I managed to pick a few right at the end … Continue reading »

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Coco’s Herbals Salve and Lip Balm Review

I love finding organic products for my skin, and ones that work! The hubby and I have been working on moving our lifestyle to all organic bit by bit for the past several years. We’re not completely organic, but we’re getting there. When I was asked to do a review on Coco’s Herbals Salve and … Continue reading »

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Foraging for Wild Berries

The hubby and I took the new boat out of Whittier again this weekend. We headed out with some family members in their boats. All three boats ended up having engine issues, which turned it into a long and rather stressful weekend. But I came home happy after foraging for wild berries!   We spent the … Continue reading »

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Free Organic Fish Fertilizer for the Garden

One of my favorite books growing up was a book about Squanto, the American Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to garden. I loved that book and read it many, many times. I’ve never forgot how he taught the Pilgrims to plant corn. Following his advice, I used free organic fish fertilizer in the greenhouse. … Continue reading »

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Colony Days in Palmer Alaska 2015

This weekend is Colony Days in Palmer Alaska 2015. It’s a weekend of fun and history that celebrates the colonists who came to Alaska in 1935. This year marks 80 years! Thanks to the Great Depression, 202 colonist families were sent to Alaska as part of the New Deal setup by FDR in 1935. Each … Continue reading »

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Homemade For Sale Book Review and Giveaway

Isn’t it the American dream to be your own boss? To have a job you love and be successful? It seems that so many people these days are looking for their dream job, looking to be independent, or even just looking to add to their income with a job on the side. My farm stand … Continue reading »

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