Banana Granola

One thing about homesteading or off-grid living is making use of everything you have. We never want anything to go to waste so this means getting creative with recipes. The other day, I happened to look at our bananas and Continue Reading

Gardening in the Spruce

In case you weren’t aware, it’s planting season here in Alaska.  We’ve been overwhelmed with starting seeds, transplanting sprouts, preparing the greenhouse, garden fields, and herb beds.  The list of what we’re growing this year is extensive and caring for Continue Reading

Why Cast Iron Is My Best Friend

  I love cooking with cast iron.  It took me a while to figure it out, so don’t get discouraged if you find yourself using it and it takes you a while to get the knack of it.  Once you Continue Reading

Birch on Tap – The Making of Birch Syrup

  Birch water is nature’s energy drink.  It’s loaded with zinc, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, sodium, and iron.  It also has amazing anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and cleansing properties.  Birch water has been proven to lower cholesterol, support liver Continue Reading

Everyday Meat Canning

One of the most important ways of preserving food on the homestead is Canning.  This week, we made our monthly trip into the city for our supplies.  I scored big time in the meat department, where I found chicken on Continue Reading

Easy Lentil Soup

Lentil soup isn’t hard to make, and frankly, there isn’t any wrong way to do it.  This is our recipe for Lentil soup, keeping in mind we often use whatever we have available to make it.  This recipe is the Continue Reading

5 Steps to Simplicity – On Your Way to Homesteading

Homesteading is all about simplicity.  It’s hard work and really nothing about it is simple.  Simplicity in the homestead life refers to a frame of mind, and an older way of doing things.  By following these 5 steps, you can Continue Reading

5 Reasons You’re Stuck in the 9-5

Lots of people have asked us how we can live this lifestyle on such a shoe-string budget.  I’ve heard people talk about how they wish they could live like us, but can’t leave their jobs.  They’re worried about all the Continue Reading

We Have Kids, What About School?

One thing you will find out about us is that we are huge proponents of Homeschooling.  In a world where public schools are pushing political agendas, do you really think your child is excelling?  Some do great in public school, Continue Reading