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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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8 Things to Do in Alaska in January

The holidays are over and life is getting back to normal. Even though it is still cold and dark in Alaska, that’s no reason for you to let cabin fever take over! Whether you’re an Alaska resident or just visiting, check out these 8 Things to Do in Alaska in January!     FREEzing Winter … Continue reading »

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Alaska Fine Art and Calendar – Just in time for Christmas!

After a long quiet stint on the blog, we return with news! Our little homestead has now branched out and decided start selling Alaska! Well, Alaska Fine Art and Calendar. Alaska is such a photogenic place. It makes it easy to show off! Shortly after we were married, the hubby and I ended up moving … Continue reading »

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7 Romantic Alaskan Getaways

Sometimes life gets a bit stressful and you just need to get away for a bit. Stay-cations are a great way to relax and reset. Not only is this a great list for Alaskans to get out and see more of their great State, but its great for those visiting from far away too! Check out … Continue reading »

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Egg Recipes When You’ve Got Too Many Eggs

Ah spring, when seedlings are started, it snows in Alaska, and the chickens are laying eggs like crazy. I’ve got 5 dozen eggs in fridge ready to sell and two more dozen on the kitchen counter, and I still need to collect eggs today. I think it’s time to break out the eggs recipes when … Continue reading »

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Knik Glacier Alaska

When the sun finally comes out and it’s a beautiful weekend, you take a break from the to-do list, grab some family members, and head for the Knik Glacier Alaska! Thanks to the most recent chinook, there wasn’t really any snow, so we drove four-wheelers and side-by-sides. It was a beautiful day!   It was … Continue reading »

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Best of 2015 Idlewild Alaska Homestead Blog

And just like that, 2015 is gone. It always seems to go by so fast. It was a great year here on the homestead and on IdlewildAlaska.com! I thought I’d share the Best of 2015 Idlewild Alaska Homestead Blog with you! Top 5 Blog Posts Many of the most popular posts of 2015 were actually published … Continue reading »

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Interviewing an Old Alaskan

After talking to my grandfather about growing up on a Pennsylvania farm from 1922 until 1950, I switched to interviewing an old Alaskan. After Grandpa and Grandma married in 1949, Grandpa moved to Alaska in the spring of 1950, looking for work. He left during the winter of ’50/’51 and returned for good in 1952.   … Continue reading »

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Boating Around Whittier Alaska

As many of you know, the hubby and I bought a boat.  A beautiful (even though it’s used!) 24′ Bayliner currently christened the “Sea Weasel.” Sea weasel is an Alaskan nickname for sea otters. We took it out of Whittier Alaska for the first time this last weekend. We did a lot of exploring and just … 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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