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Tagged With: winter

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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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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Best Blogs for Zone 4 Gardening (and colder!)

Zone 4 gardening is a tough gig. The sub-zero temperatures of winter put a big damper on what perennials will survive in your garden or orchard. Stick that Zone 4 in Alaska and you add extra long winter, sunlight ranging from 19+ hours to less than 4 per day, the occasional summer that never gets … Continue reading »

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6 Things to Do in Alaska in April

The first day of Spring may be March 21st, but spring in Alaska really starts in April. The snow and ice start melting at a rapid pace, the days are becoming longer quickly, and a few buds are starting to make their appearance. Get out and enjoy this glorious weather with these 6 things to … Continue reading »

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6 Things to Do in Alaska in March

Ah, March in Alaska. Not quite freezing cold winter, but not spring time either. It’s a month full of fresh snow, warm sunny days, and the perfect weather for getting outside for all those amazing winter sports. Check out these 6 Things to Do in Alaska in March. 6 Things to Do in Alaska in March … 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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A Hygge Home – Decorating for Coziness

On my DIY Blanket Ladder post, I mentioned discovering Danish hygge (pronounced hyoo-guh). It’s all things cozy, warm, happy, friendly, etc. etc. For our dark Alaskan winters, I decided I needed to turn our cabin into a hygge home. Hygge, according to Denmark, is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life … Continue reading »

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Make your own DIY Blanket Ladder

I recently discovered the concept of “hygge,” the Danish concept. Pronounced “hooga,” this doesn’t quite have an English translation, is roughly close to “coziness,” but means so much more. Hygge is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” A big way to achieve this in your home is lots … 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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