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Tagged With: homesteading

25 Gifts for Tough Homesteading Ladies

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not a fan of pink, painting my nails, makeup, cutesy knick-knacks, or chick flicks. So when I look at those “best Christmas gifts for women” lists, there really isn’t much on them I’d actually want to receive for Christmas. I’m just not a girly-girl. I’d rather have … Continue reading »

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7 Things to Do in Alaska in October

It’s been getting chilly fast! Time to prep the homestead for winter and when we have time, check out these 7 things to do in Alaska in October! Just because it’s chilly and the official “tourist season” is over, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do! Things to Do in Alaska in October Holiday Shopping in … Continue reading »

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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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7 Things to Do in Alaska in July

Ah, Alaska in July. Summer is in full swing and there’s lots to do all over the State. Be sure to take advantage of our short summers and head outside and enjoy! Check out these 7 Things to Do in Alaska in July! Things to Do in Alaska in July Mountain Race in Seward It … Continue reading »

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How to have a Lazy Garden in a Cold Climate

I’ll be totally honest with you. My garden is lousy this year. I may be an Alaskan Master Gardener, but with no time to do anything in the garden, there just isn’t much happening with it this year. A good garden can so often be something that is completely out of your hands, so I’ve … Continue reading »

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Are Chickens Vegetarians?

Anyone who has owned chickens for a decent amount of time will tell you that they are most definitely NOT vegetarians. Meat or fish scraps, mice, and bugs are all considered tasty treats by chickens. Protein is a must for chickens, especially during the annual molt. It’s usually pretty easy to tell when your flock … Continue reading »

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8 Things to Do in Alaska in June

Ah, June, when it’s finally summer in Alaska. June tends to be either one of our best weather months or our rainiest. You never really know from year to year, but it’s still great to get out and play! With Solstice on June 20, the State has daylight ranging from 17 to 24 hours a … Continue reading »

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Homemade Carolina Barbecue Deviled Eggs

Ah, Spring, when eggs flow abundantly and barbecue season is beginning. Deviled eggs are such a wonderful, easy side dish for barbecue get togethers and picnics. I’ve tried so many different recipes over the years, but I do believe I finally came up with my favorite – Carolina Barbecue Deviled Eggs. Peeling boiled fresh eggs … Continue reading »

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6 Things to Do in Alaska in May

Ah, May, when Spring in Alaska bursts into Summer. The birch trees have a purple glow and turn green overnight. Little green buds are starting to appear and are full blown leaves before you know it. That threat of fresh snow hasn’t quite left though. I’ve seen fresh snow on the ground as late as … Continue reading »

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Hiking the Chilkoot Trail – Preparation

Total honesty here. At 5’4″ and not too long ago hitting the 202 mark on the scale, I’m out of shape. It’s something I’ve wanted to change (like so many of us) for quite sometime, but the motivation has been lacking. A couple weeks ago, my cousin mentioned a dream of hiking the Chilkoot Trail, … Continue reading »

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