If you have even a single solar panel working on your homestead, you may be as frustrated as I am by the general image of solar electrical generation presented in the mainstream media. I can’t count how often one hears alternative energy, particularly solar, denigrated. It is almost always referred to as limited, usually because […]
Ah, firewood. The unending chore of an Alaskan homestead. But thanks to a chinook, this chore was much easier than usual! Ever heard of a chinook? And not the helicopter… Read all about the Alaskan Chinooks here!
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. Read is story here!
Our little cabin on our Alaskan homestead is full of my family history. I am so blessed that the hubby loves it as much as me. See the cabin through the years and read it’s story.
I want to be a “homestead wife”, a Proverbs 31 wife, and this loaf of bread is my first step. By next summer, we’ll have a new greenhouse and huge garden. Thanks to a few days of dip netting in-between renovations, our big freezer is already full of fresh, Alaskan salmon and due to hunting […]
Gardening in Alaska is a special thing. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of experimenting, a lot of moose fencing, often a lot of failure, and so often a wonderful harvest! This will be our first garden here on the homestead, but I’ve been fortunate to learn from my parents and family […]