In 2014 we went grocery shopping 4 times. In 2015 we were able to cut it back to just twice. When most people hear this they have one of two reactions. They are either shocked that we shop at all, or they just think we buy everything in two shopping trips. The truth is, even […]
At any given time, the State of Alaska has enough food in it’s borders to last it’s residents five to seven days.One week at the most. That’s not much. According to the Port of Anchorage Alaska’s website, “An estimated 90% of the merchandise goods for 85% of Alaska’s populated areas pass through our facilities. This […]
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 […]
Do you dream of owning your own homestead? A place where you can grow your own food, raise your own animals and stop being reliant on those big-box stores. From our own experience I can tell you that with some careful planning and modest investment almost anyone can turn that dream into reality.
I just love to read the Farmers’ Almanac, I learn so many great things each time I pick up that little book. Much of what I read I remember hearing from my grandmothers, so I guess it is like walking down memory lane for me. I just came across an old calendar that had a […]
This year’s garden will be better than ever. I have been doing a lot of reading and studying over the winter to have more productive garden. This is what I hope to accomplish to become more self-sufficient! The garden is tilled! Now time to start planting and planning some more. I love gardening and all […]